Ecuador’s capital Quito has inaugurated its new international airport, capable of handling up to six million passengers per year.
The new Mariscal Antonio Jose de Sucre airport replaces the city’s previous facility of the same name, which was located in a heavily populated area and deemed unsuitable for expansion.
The new airport is situated 23 miles east of the city centre in the Tababela valley, and features a Duty Free store, 20 shops, and a new shopping centre due to open later this year.
The airport officially opened on February 20, with the old facility closing the previous evening.
KLM offers non-stop flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to the new Mariscal Antonio Jose de Sucre airport (stopping in Santiago de Guayaquil on the return leg), while Iberia flies non-stop from Madrid, also stopping in Santiago de Guayaquil on the return journey.
For more information visit aeropuertoquito.com.
Report by Mark Caswell