22 Dec 2016


  • More than 800 people participated.
  • Quiport has been working in coordination with parishes near the airport in training and employment projects mainly.

December 10, 2016. On Saturday, December, 10, the communities surrounding the Mariscal Sucre Airport participated with Corporacion Quiport in a Christmas celebration organized for purposes of thanking the communities for their excellent acceptance to the Airport and for allowing us to share with them our efforts to accomplish the wellbeing and development of the population.

Nearly 800 persons attended Quiport’s invitation. However, children from Tababela, Pifo Puembo, Yaruqui, Checa and el Quinche – the six parishes near the Airport – were the principal guests of honor who enjoyed a day of games, music and lots of fun.

The community works hand-in-hand with Quiport

Angel Vega, chairman of the Pifo Autonomous Decentralized Government (“GAD”), expressed his deep appreciation for the magnificent and altruistic work performed at La Cocha and El Tablon and for having made possible for the children from the periphery of our jurisdiction to visit the Airport and to receive friendly treatment of Quiport officials.

In the meantime, Gina Rosero, chairperson of Puembo’s GAD, mentioned her “sincere gratitude to our neighbor Quiport for the enjoyable times with its President and its working team. This is the moment to plan an agenda of social, cultural and economic activities involving the citizens living in the Airport area so we may continue building a sustainable and supportable territory.”

The Airport has provided opportunities for developing and improving the quality of life of the peoples living in the six neighboring parishes. The Airport and the companies operating in it directly employ approximately 7,500 persons, about 30% of whom are residents in those parishes. Besides, those populations have benefitted from the new road network built to serve the Airport as well as from entrepreneurial opportunities in service activities (lodging, transportation and food mainly) that have proliferated in the area.

From the beginning of its presence in the area, Quiport has permanently worked with the communities and their leaders to identify areas of mutual cooperation. Thus, efforts have been concentrated on two main areas: work opportunities, and education and training.

All this work is reflected on a great relationship with the community as evidenced in its ample participation in the festivities.

On Corporacion Quiport S.A.

Corporacion Quiport is in charge of the integral management of the Mariscal Sucre International Airport of Quito, Ecuador, located at Tababela, 24 kilometers from the country’s capital.

Quiport comprises important companies with vast experience in airport concessions and operation: CCR of Brazil, Odinsa S.A. of Colombia, and HAS Development Corporation (HAS-DC) of the United States.

16 Dec 2016


  • This airline is one of the major cargo operators in the world.
  • The purpose of the flight is to check its operation before commencing regular services in early 2017.

Quito, December 14, 2016: For the first time, Qatar Cargo arrived this morning at 11:15 at the Quito International Airport from Sao Paulo, Brazil, in a charter flight with the objective of checking the airline’s operation before commencing regular services in late January 2017 when the Valentine flower export season begins.

The Quito airport expanded its cargo platform at the beginning of this year to allocate the growing number of large cargo aircraft (E and F categories). The platform can receive up to six aircraft at the same time. Besides, the cargo platform has new LED lighting, much more efficient and environmentally friendly.

Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport, highlighted the importance of this flight. “Qatar Cargo’s operations will allow to expand the traditional markets for Ecuadorian flower exports and to explore new business opportunities in that sector”, he said.

“Not only is the Quito airport the main entrance for visitors in Ecuador but, it is also the main point of export of Ecuadorian flowers to the world. This is a significant contribution towards productive development. We are located just a few kilometers from the major flower production centers in the central and northern highlands and we have all the infrastructure and logistic capacity for a highly efficient operation that guarantees the arrival of the product to its destination in the best possible conditions.”, Mr. O’Brian stated. He who also thanked Qatar Cargo for its confidence in Corporación Quiport as concessionaire of the Quito International Airport.

Qatar Cargo is the cargo division of Qatar Airways, one of the main and largest airlines in the world with headquarters at the Doha International Airport.

The flight operates with a Boeing 777-200F airplane and will fly from Quito to Curacao in the Caribbean before returning to Qatar.

About Corporación Quiport

Corporación Quiport (Quiport) is the company in charge of the construction, administration, operation and maintenance of the 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 Dec 2016


  • The low-cost airline will operate Boeing 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft with a maximum capacity of 130 passengers.
  • Connectivity from Quito has increased since the opening of the new Mariscal Sucre Airport in February 2013.

Quito, December 3, 2016. A new milestone in connectivity was reached early on 3 December with the inaugural flight of low-cost airline Wingo on the Quito – Bogota route. There was a celebratory atmosphere at Mariscal Sucre Airport before the first passengers boarded the new flight, which will join both capital cities with four weekly flights on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Quito becomes one of 16 cities in 10 countries in which the airline operates.

As is customary at Quito Airport, Corporación Quiport celebrated this occasion with the passengers and executives of Wingo, declaring the inauguration of the new flight and offering the passengers a light dinner before boarding.

The new Mariscal Sucre International Airport was inaugurated on February 20, 2013 and in just three years and nine months of operation it has strengthened the connectivity of Quito, attracting new airlines and expanding its network of destinations and availability of seats for travel. These efforts, together with the excellent quality of its services, and safe and efficient operations, have placed it among the leaders of the region.

In a statement by the airline, Catalina Bretón, General Manager of Wingo, indicates “our low prices and extensive network of routes are the perfect combination for all those wanting a happy, fresh and budget travel experience. We will focus our efforts on maintaining excellent prices, ensuring that our flights comply with the established itineraries and that our travelers have a great experience they will want to share, recommend and repeat”.

Additionally, Catalina Bretón states that Ecuador is an attractive market which can help it gain a stronger position on the international stage. She believes that it is a strategic destination due to its tourism development which has led it to become one of the principal options for tourists on a global scale. Bretón mentions that there is a significant volume of business people, traders and entrepreneurs who will value the opportunity to expand their businesses or attend business meetings without having to buy an expensive airfare.

Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport, the company that operates Mariscal Sucre Airport, is very pleased by the start of Wingo´s operations in Quito. “The arrival of Wingo in Quito is great news for the connectivity of Ecuadorian passengers who will be able to find a great variety of connections to new destinations, and it will also bring more possibilities for the growth of tourism in this city”, he explains.

“We are thankful for Wingo´s trust in our airport and this destination. The city has many attractions to offer visitors from Latin America and I am sure that the airline´s operating model will positively stimulate the market on the Quito – Bogota route, allowing more people to access air transport”, Mr. O´Brian concludes.

About Corporación Quiport

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.