Quito will expand the capacity of air frequencies from August 1
The airlines that are currently flying are and gradually expect to increase their frequencies are KLM (from Amsterdam), United (from Houston), American Airlines (from Miami), JetBlue (from Fort Lauderdale), Iberia and Plus Ultra (from Madrid)
On July 17, the National Emergency Operations Committee (COE) issued a resolution authorizing the increase in air frequency capacity from 30% to 50% at the country's airports, from August 1. According to this resolution, "may not exceed 50% of the frequencies authorized to airlines in their operating permit, for which, the Ministry of Transportation and Public Works is appointed to notify airlines about the authorized percentage."
Quito was one of the first cities in the region to resume its commercial passenger operations, which have been carried out since June 1 with a maximum of 30% of the frequencies that operated before the health emergency.
According to Allan Padilla, Director of Operations for Quiport, a company that operates and manages the Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, "this is the result of the successful application of sanitary protection measures and security protocols that are applied at airports. of the country and in particular at the Quito airport. We have been working very hard with the authorities of the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, the Municipality of Quito, the General Directorate of Civil Aviation and the airlines so that the National COE has taken this resolution. ”
The executive revealed that several airlines that operate from this terminal register a significant demand for passengers and have several plans in advance to increase their offer to and from the city. "We have to move towards the recovery of air transport, which is one of the pillars on which the economic development of the city and the country is based. A robust connectivity network will allow us to contribute to the recovery of business and tourism. We are also working with the Government to establish a measure to replace mandatory preventive isolation (APO) for people who can arrive in the country with a negative covid-19 PCR test result, maintaining security, "he emphasized.
To date, several airlines have announced the reopening of international frequencies to Quito, which add to the traditional demand for national passengers. For example, Aeroméxico reported that from August 1 it is expected to resume the connection from Mexico City with 3 weekly flights. Delta Airlines adjusted the start of operations from Atlanta for September 2020.
For its part, Avianca resumed its national operations in Ecuador with 16 weekly frequencies to Quito, Manta and Guayaquil. International flights from Colombia and other neighboring countries are expected to resume between August and September. Other airlines, such as Latam, have started commercial passenger operations in the interior of the country, flying between Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca.
In the framework of the 60 years of bilateral relations between Ecuador and Canada, a brief act was carried out that formalized the start of Air Canada cargo operations at the Quito airport, with two weekly flights from July 21, still without certainty of a date for the restart of its international passenger operations to and from Ecuador.
The airlines that are currently flying to Quito International Airport and gradually expect to increase their frequencies are: KLM (from Amsterdam), United (from Houston), American Airlines (from Miami), JetBlue (from Fort Lauderdale), Iberia and Plus Ultra ( From Madrid).
It is expected that, with the reopening of operations in the different countries of the region, the arrival of international tourists to the city of Quito will increase, which has been preparing for several weeks with all the necessary biosafety protocols to provide tourists with the security and tranquility you need during your stay.