New Quito Mariscal Sucre (UIO) Airport
UIO AIRPORT & FLIGHT STATUS
New Quito Mariscal Sucre UIO Airport Overview
New Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport UIO (short NQIA) officially opened at its new location on February 20, 2013, with a facility ten times the size of the former airport site. It is Ecuador's primary Airport and serves the country's capital city of Quito and its Pichincha surroundings.
The new Airport is located in the Tababela Parish, on the Caraburo Plateau, at an elevation of 2,400 meters, and is about 20 km east of the City of Quito (a 50-min taxi drive to city center - note however that another source points out that at present traffic on this road is stop & go, 18 hrs/day, and a taxi ride can take up to two hours and charge $25-30). A planned shuttle service will take 15 mins more.
The city of Quito, declared a World Cultural Hertitage, due to its rich history & culture and its well-preserved old part of the city going back to its colonial times, is also Latin America's fastest growing city and is the arrivals/transfer point for tourists on their way to the Galapagos Islands. Note that Quito is to have its own Metro line, soon to start its first phase of construction, and a new bridge will be built over the Chiche river.
With a runway 3,600 meters (presently the longest in Latin America) and 2 taxiways able to handle 44 operations per hour, the Airport is hub to AeroGal, LAN Ecuador, TAME, a focus ciy for LLAN Peru, and is served by domestic and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. Note that Ecuador's TAME Airlines now handles both domestic & International flights to Sao Paulo, and by mid-2013 to New York, using its A330 wide-body aircraft.
It is expected that in the first year of operation, total passenger count will only be 1million (the old Airport has 6.3 million) and increase dramatically as phased work on the Terminal continues into 2014 & beyond.
The Ultra Electronics Systems provides New Quito Airport & its staff with accurate operational information, optimizing passenger flow..
The new 'Quito Airport Suites' hotel is just minutes from the main Airport entrance.
New Mariscal Sucre Airport has one passenger terminal accommodating up to 5 million passengers a year, and currently using six airbridges /boarding gates and 50 airline counters.
The Sky Mall (Mall del Dielo) houses certain stores & services in groups: duty-free, general merchandise, domestic arts & crafts, jewellery, food & drink, and services. Attenza Duty Free stores are both in international arrivals & departures areas. Additional space will be filled by specialized brand buitiques in the walk-through space.
Parking at Mariscal Sucre Airport: 700 parking spaces will be available across from the terminal.
To get from Mariscal Sucre Airport to your destination, you can rent a car or you can take a taxi, and soon an airport shuttle.
Future Airport developments will be ongoing until 2014 and beyond. This site will endeavor to keep you posted of further developments.
Quito Metro, Pic
- Website for New Quito Mariscal Sucre: http://www.quiport.com
- Phone: +593 294 4900 .
New Quito Mariscal Sucre UIO Services
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New Quito Mariscal Sucre UIO Airport Update History
- Updated UIO Airports page - Feb 23, 2013
- Updated UIO Direct Flights page - Feb 23, 2013
- Updated UIO Airlines Served page - Feb 21, 2013
- Updated UIO Airport Intro page - Feb 21, 2013
- Updated UIO Email page - Feb 21, 2013
- Updated UIO Official Website Links page - Feb 21, 2013