Quito International Airport

Quito International Airport in Quito, Ecuador, began operations on Feb. 20 one day after operations at Quito's former international airport ceased. The new airport is 23 miles east of the city center and is designed to handle up to 6 million passengers annually. Facilities include a duty-free store, more than 20 retail outlets and a shopping center, which is scheduled to open mid-year. The airport offers 60 check-in counters, a special area for Galapagos Islands' passengers, 20 immigration counters for arrivals, 14 counters for departures and 45 parking spaces for aircraft. The 13,451-foot-long landing strip is considered to be one of the longest in South America. Tame, Ecuador's flag carrier, plans to launch nonstop flights to Buenos Aires and New York later this year. KLM will fly nonstop to Amsterdam, and Iberia will fly to Madrid. To facilitate access to the new airport, Quito is building the $48 million La Ruta Viva freeway, which will open in phases by 2014 and aim to reduce the drive time from downtown to the airport to approximately 40 minutes.

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Quito International Airport
Location: Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Language: English
Description: Quito International Airport in Quito, Ecuador, began operations on Feb. 20 one day after operations at Quito's former international airport ceased. The new airport is 23 miles east of the city center and is designed to handle up to 6 million passengers annually. Facilities include a duty-free store, more than 20 retail outlets and a shopping center, which is scheduled to open mid-year. The airport offers 60 check-in counters, a special area for Galapagos Islands' passengers, 20 immigration counters for arrivals, 14 counters for departures and 45 parking spaces for aircraft. The 13,451-foot-long landing strip is considered to be one of the longest in South America. Tame, Ecuador's flag carrier, plans to launch nonstop flights to Buenos Aires and New York later this year. KLM will fly nonstop to Amsterdam, and Iberia will fly to Madrid. To facilitate access to the new airport, Quito is building the $48 million La Ruta Viva freeway, which will open in phases by 2014 and aim to reduce the drive time from downtown to the airport to approximately 40 minutes.
Website: http://www.aeropuertoquito.aero/
Products/Services: Airports