Quito Mariscal Sucre Airport

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Mariscal Sucre International Airport

 

Mariscal Sucre International Airport (IATA code: UIO) is a public, international airport near the city of Quito in Ecuador, and is one of the busiest airports in South America. It is otherwise known as Quinto International or just Quinto Airport. The airport serves as the largest hub for TAME, the flag carrier of Ecuador, as well as LATAM Ecuador and Avianca Ecuador.  

The new airport terminal was opened in Februrary 2013 to replace the old Mariscal Sucre International Airport.

 

airport exterior shot, showing entrance to modern terminal building

Image Credit: Jordy Vaca, Wikipedia Commons

Location

 

The airport is located on the Oyambaro plain, near the town of Tababela and about 18 kilometers (11 mi) east of Quito, the largest and capital city of Ecuador.

Facilities

 

Facilities Include:

 

WiFi: Free WiFi is available near the gates.

ATMs: ATM cash machines are available.

Children's Play Area: There is a area in the domestic departures area dedicated to children's play, with games available. 

Currency Exchange: Available in the International Departures hall. 

Shopping and Eating: There are a number of duty free shops and boutiques for shopping. As well as duty-free, there are a number of shops including popular brands. There are a number of eating options, from take-away and fast food to full service restraunts. Options include: Amazonia Cafe, De Volada, Johnny Rockets, Outback Stakehouse, and De-Volada. 

Information Desk: Available Landside.

Mobile Charging: Charging points available for electronic devices in all departure lounges. 

Showers: Available in the Salón Mitad del Mundo and Layover Stay Lounges (lounge entry fees apply). 

Massage: Available in the international and domestic hall, as well as the VIP Lounge. 

 

Lounges Include:

Layover Stay: Located Landside, 2nd floor, and open 24hrs. Includes drinks (including alcoholic), children's play area, newspapers/magazines, showers, telephones, WiFi. Luggage storage, salon services, and televisions available for a fee.  

SALA VIP (Domestic): Located in the domestic departures area, Airside, and open 24 hrs. Includes air con, drinks (including alcoholic), flight monitors, newspapers/magazines, telephones, television, and WiFi. 

SALA VIP (International): Located in the international departures area, Airside, and open 24 hrs. Includes air con, drinks (including alcoholic), flight monitors, newspapers/magazines, telephones, television, and WiFi. 

Runways

 

The airport has one runway, 18/36, which is pavement the longest runway in Ecuador and Latin America, measuring 4100m in width by 13,451m in length. 

Terminals

 

The airport has a single terminal building, with a domestic and international departures area. The main terminal is home to all of the airport's passenger services and facilities. 

Level 1 is for Arrivals. International Arrivals arrive through the North door, and Domestic Arrivals arrive through the South door.

Level 2 is for Departures. Airlines that operate domestic flights from the airport use the check-in counters in hall A and the south side of hall B. Airlines that operate international flights from the airport use the counters located on the north side of hall B and halls C and D.

Airlines that fly to Mariscal Sucre International Airport

 

Airline Destinations
Aeroméxico Mexico City
Air Canada Rouge Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson
Air Europa Madrid
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami
Avianca Bogotá
Avianca Costa Rica San Salvador
Avianca Ecuador Baltra, Bogotá, Coca, Guayaquil, Lima, Manta, San Cristóbal
Conviasa Caracas
Copa Airlines Panama City
Gol Transportes Aéreos São Paulo–Guarulhos
Iberia Madrid
Interjet Mexico City
JetBlue Fort Lauderdale
KLM Amsterdam
LATAM Chile Santiago de Chile
LATAM Ecuador Baltra, Buenos Aires–Ezeiza, Cuenca, Guayaquil, Lima, Madrid, San Cristóbal, Santiago
LATAM Perú Lima
Plus Ultra Líneas Aéreas Madrid
TAME Baltra, Cali, Coca, Cuenca, Esmeraldas, Guayaquil, Havana, Lago Agrio, Lima, Manta, Machala, Salinas, San Cristóbal
United Airlines Houston–Intercontinental
Wingo Bogotá

 

Top Destinations

 

Top Domestic Destinations

2013

 

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Guayaquil, Guayas 3,255,018 Avianca Ecuador, LATAM, TAME
2 Cuenca, Azuay 702,522 LATAM, TAME
3 Manta, Manabí 450,514 Avianca Ecuador, TAME
4 Baltra Island, Galápagos Islands 283,601 Avianca Ecuador, TAME
5 Machala, El Oro 109,036 TAME

 

Top International Destinations

2013

 

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Miami, United States 498,646 American Airlines, LATAM
2 Bogotá, Colombia 472,392 Avianca Ecuador, Copa Airlines Colombia, TAME
3 Madrid, Spain 200,622 Iberia
4 Lima, Peru 100,424 Avianca Ecuador, Avianca Perú, LATAM, TAME
5 Amsterdam, Netherlands 89,773 KLM

 

How to get to Mariscal Sucre International Airport

 

By Bus

Aeroservicios provides a shuttle service from Quito directly to the New Mariscal Sucre International Airport. The service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The airport is also connected to the public transportation system, with connections to the south and north of the city, with a single fare costing $2 USD. 

By Taxi

Cooperativa de Taxis Aeropuerto Mariscal Sucre and La Asociación de Cooperativas del Valle provide provide a 24hr Taxi service to/from the airport.

By Car Rental

There are a number of car rental companies that can be found in the public area of the Arrivals Hall: Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Localiza and Sixt.