The new terminal at the Quito airport has 300-meter guardbands on each side and 800-meter guardbands on the north and south ends of the runway, which are wider than those found at the current airport.
The new infrastructure also represents a great leap in comparison to the old airport, as the landing strip is 4,100 meters long, 980 meters longer than the old airport’s landing strip, ensuring greater security for flights and direct, nonstop, connections between Quito and cities in Europe.
“In addition, the new airport is located 400 meters below the current terminal, which enables aircrafts to take off from the new airport with the highest passenger and cargo capacity possible in nonstop flights,” states Freddy Egüez, general manager of the Metropolitan Public Airport Services (EPMSA).
At the former Quito airport, aircrafts had to stop at Guayaquil and other cities in the continent to be able to reach farther destinations. For example, flights would be Quito-Guayaquil-Amsterdam or Quito-Guayaquil-Madrid. Flights are now able to go directly from Quito to top destinations.
When visiting Quito, airport transportation is set up to seamlessly move you to the next leg of your journey. Whether you are arriving or departing, you’ll be able to go from the Quito airport to city locations and your hotel without a hitch. You can choose to stay in a Quito airport hotel or find accommodations in the city and surrounding area. Quito hotels near the airport also offer great deals and transportation to and from the terminal, so your entire visit can be hassle free.