Ecuador’s new Quito airport opens

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  1. sobore
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    http://atwonline.com/airports-routes/news/ecuador-s-new-quito-airport-opens-0225

    Ecuador’s new $700 million Quito International Airport opened Feb. 20, replacing the city’s 52-year-old Quito Mariscal Sucre airport, which closed a day earlier.

    The new airport is located 24 kilometers east of Quito. Operations began at the new airport with a Tame Airline Airbus A319 landing from Guayaquil, followed minutes later by flights operated by Aerogal and TAN Ecuador.

    Construction began in 2006 as a follow-up of the management privatization of old Quito International in 2002.

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    Flew to Quito in May....clean airport. Way out of the city (as opposed to the old one).

    Quite a boring airport. Not too much either side.
     
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    more convenient if heading to Otavalo or north highlands, but otherwise inconvenient for now. Apparently new highways in to Quito are in the works....
     

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