09 Oct 2016


  • The appointment took place in the setting of the organization´s 25th Assembly.
  • This is a new show of confidence in the regional leadership of Corporación Quiport.
  • ACI-LAC represents 260 airports from 37 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Quito, November 9, 2016. This afternoon, the General Assembly of Airports Council International Latin America-Caribbean (ACI-LAC) appointed its new officers for a term of two years. Corporación Quiport, in the person of its President and CEO, Mr. Andrew O’Brian, was elected First Vice President of the organization, which represents airports in the region.

The appointment was made in the setting of the 25th ACI-LAC Annual Assembly Conference & Exhibition held in Brasilia. This appointment ratifies the leadership of Quito and its airport in the regional airport context, given that the organization represents the interests of more than 260 airports in 37 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

After the announcement of the new Board of Directors, Andrew O’Brian spoke of the importance of this appointment for airport activity in Quito and Ecuador. “For several years, Quiport has actively worked in ACI-LAC and its diverse committees. The fact that we have constructed and operated one of the top airports in the region allows us to be one of the leaders of the industry. Our participation in the organization that represents airports also gives us the opportunity to share and benefit from the best practices of the various stakeholders of the airport industry and to use these experiences to benefit the service that we provide to our passengers and users”.

Martín Eurnekian, President of Inframerica, the concessionaire of Brasilia and Natal airports in Brazil, was elected President.

The ACI-LAC Assembly, Conference and Exhibition convened 300 delegates of the members of the organization and industry leaders for the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the organization.

The event was also an ideal platform to foster relationships with leaders and decision makers from airport operators, government and service providers among other industry stakeholders.

Airports Council International was established in 1991 by airport operators around the world. Its mission is to advance the collective interests of the air transport industry and to promote cooperation among its members. Through ACI-LAC, the regional airport community speaks with one voice.

About Corporación Quiport S.A.

Corporación Quiport is the company in charge of the administration, operation and maintenance of Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, Ecuador. Quiport is formed by important companies with vast experience in the concession and operation of airports: CCR from Brazil, Odinsa S.A. from Colombia and HAS Development Corporation (HAS-DC) from the USA.

03 Oct 2016


  • Quirport received the Progressive Inclusive Seal from the Municipality’s Office for Inclusion.
  • The recognition is part of the “Quito, Inclusive City” Project which aims to transform the capital into a fair and diverse capital free from discrimination.

The Municipality of Quito’s Office for Social Inclusion awarded the Progressive Inclusive Seal to Mariscal Sucre International Airport for having taken the necessary steps to provide accessibility to disabled persons with quality and efficiency. The Progressive Inclusive Seal is an incentive given to public and private entities for the implementation of inclusive management systems as part of social responsibility policies, and was given to Corporación Quiport as the concessionaire and party in charge of managing the airport, on behalf of all the institutions and persons that provide services at the airport.

Corporación Quiport is responsible for providing the best service to all passengers and users of Mariscal Sucre International Airport, without any type of discrimination. To this end, since the beginning of the project it established easy access for all as a fundamental condition for the design and construction of the airport.

At the ceremony for this recognition held on Monday, October 03, the Municipality’s Secretary of Social Inclusion, César Mantilla, explained that since January the Municipal Council has been encouraging the “Quito, Inclusive City” Project, which aims to progressively transform Quito into a fair and diverse city free from discrimination.

Users recommended awarding the seal to the Airport

Mantilla said that it was decided to give the Inclusive Seal to the airport thanks to the actions of a disabled rights activist who during a visit to the airport as a user was able to verify the facilities provided at the terminal and the willingness and collaboration of the airport staff towards disabled persons. “This is what is valuable, that the recognition does not stem from a request but rather that we have come to the airport to recognize all it has done”, said César Mantilla.

For his part, the Secretary for Productive Development and Competitiveness, Álvaro Maldonado, congratulated the airport for its efforts towards inclusion. “This commits us further to our city, it commits us further to the beneficiaries and passengers who one way or another will feel that this also applies to their families and the needs they may have as regards inclusion. We are really very happy with all the work that we have carried out together with the concessionaire (Quiport)”.

“For those who make up Mariscal Sucre Airport, we are proud to receive the Progressive Inclusive Seal which commits us to identifying opportunities for improvement in this regard” said Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport, after receiving the recognition.

He also stated that this award is for the entire airport city, since infrastructure is one part and the other part is contributed by all the entities and more than 7,000 persons who provide services at the airport.

Andrew O’Brian congratulated the Municipality for encouraging the “Quito, Inclusive City” Project and said that with this initiative “Quito is placed at the forefront of this global trend that seeks to make cities places in which diversity, equality and lack of discrimination are the main principles of urban management”.

Characteristics of Accessibility

The infrastructure of Quito Airport offers the following facilities:

  • Separate parking spaces,
  • Access ramps to the terminal,
  • Wide elevators and escalators,
  • Bathroom signage in Braille,
  • Specific bathrooms and drinking fountains for those with special needs,
  • Special seats in departure lounges,
  • No obstacles such as uneven surfaces or stairs on each floor of the terminal.