At 2:35 p.m. today, the first flight from Quito to San José took off, with which Avianca inaugurates a new non-stop route, offering passengers the opportunity to travel to one of the countries that arouses the most interest for tourism in Central America; while promoting Ecuador as a new alternative to visit among Costa Rican customers.

The “Compartamos” program, developed by Quiport at Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport (AIMS); and the project of sustainable construction with bioclimatic design and innovative technology that takes advantage of natural resources (wind, light and water) executed by the Galapagos Ecological Airport (ECOGAL), were both acknowledged by the Green Airport Recognition program delivered by the Airports Council International for Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC).

On the morning of Monday, January 10, Equair inaugurated its operations in the midst of a festive atmosphere at the Quito airport, where it was announced, in the presence of government authorities, the airport and passengers, the start of its flights connecting Quito, Guayaquil and Galapagos.

Quito International Airport received the renewal of 5-stars rating related to the quality service carried out by the international auditor Skytrax, specialized firm in international air transport. Quito airport achieved the 5-star category for the first time on May 11, 2020 and has the honor of being, to date, the only airport in Latin America and the Caribbean to have obtained the highest rating from Skytrax.

With 20,112 metric tons, this year’s flower export season surpassed by 4.8% the record of the second-best year set in 2020.

In 2021, the total air cargo transported also exceeded the annual historical record of the Mariscal Sucre airport.

Representatives from the Juan Santamaría Airport in San José, Costa Rica, visited the Quito airport to learn about the air cargo operation.

On Tuesday, January 4, flight LA 1363 departed from the Quito International Airport to the Catamayo City Airport in Loja- Ecuador, becoming the first flight that LATAM airline operates in this route, which will have operations on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursday.