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The city of Manta lost contact via air with the rest of the country after the 7.8° magnitude earthquake of April 16 that hit Ecuador and damaged the Manta’s Eloy Alfaro Airport passenger terminal leaving it unable to be used for commercial flights. It was vitally important to recover that connection in order to face the emergency in the country’s North-Center Coastal region that was devastated by the earthquake and, especially, to allow the city to begin normalizing its activities.
Flights were resumed thanks to an emergency passenger terminal built by Corporación Quiport – the Mariscal Sucre Airport concessionaire – in coordination with the Civil Aviation Directorate (“DGAC”) and Avianca’s support as a means to help the country to overcome the emergency.
Quiport and the Mariscal Sucre Airport have been providing their valuable cooperation during the emergency by coordinating flights carrying aid, rescue workers, doctors and volunteers from Quito to the areas hit by the earthquake and also coordinating flights coming from abroad with donations. “However, we wished to help even more efficiently, and that is why we identified that our contribution would be the rehabilitation of the Eloy Alfaro Airport so that it could once again handle regular commercial flights as soon as possible and, thus, resume that city’s connection with the rest of the country. We felt, as airport professionals, that this was our duty”, Andrew O’Brian, CEO of Corporación Quiport explained.
A team of Quiport engineers and technicians traveled to Manta to perform an initial evaluation to implement the project. Once the requirements were determined, a plan was submitted to the DGAC and approved by the authority.
Nine Quiport technicians traveled to Manta on April 22 to build the project during one single weekend. The first step was to bring electric power as well as a communications system to the site. Then the tents that would house the terminal areas were set up and the same equipment - that fortunately was intact - from the damaged terminal was used.
The emergency terminal is now located on a platform adjacent to the building that was affected by the earthquake. It offers basic infrastructure for passenger arrivals and departures, airlines check-in facilities, screening controls, and boarding and baggage delivery areas.
Once the emergency terminal was ready, it was delivered to the DGAC on April 24 so that it could start operating immediately. Adriano Zambrano, the DGAC Airport Administrator in Manta, was pleased with the result and highlighted the importance for Manta to have regular commercial flights once again.
Manta’s emergency terminal began to operate on Monday, April 25, until a medium and long term solution can be designed in order to recover the infrastructure affected by the earthquake – one of the most devastating in Ecuador’s recent history.
In addition to providing an efficient search for flights, the new website has a greater focus on passenger service to make it easier for passengers to find the services they require such as shops, restaurants, duty free, as well as information on airport procedures.
One of the main changes is the addition of virtual tours on the website to enable passengers to orient and familiarize themselves with the Airport before their journey. Now it is possible to take a virtual tour of the departure lounges regardless of whether you are taking a domestic or international flight.
The new website has modernized its aesthetic and its features which use Responsive Design to optimize visual resources across all desktop and mobile devices.
We invite you to be a part of Quito Airport’s new web experience!
Visit us at: www.aeropuertoquito.aero.
More information: Luis Galárraga
Telephone: 395-4200, ext. 2906
• Quito Airport received a World Travel Award for the third consecutive year.
• The awards are regarded as the Oscars of the tourism industry.
• Corporación Quiport works on several fronts to continuously improve the levels of service provided to the users and passengers of the airport.
Lima, 02 July 2016. For the third year running, Mariscal Sucre International Airport won the World Travel Award in the category of South America's Leading Airport. These awards are regarded as the Oscars of the tourism industry given that they are the most prestigious awards on a global scale in this area of activity.
At a gala ceremony which took place on Friday, 1 July at the Swissôtel in Lima, Perú, Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport (concessionaire of Mariscal Sucre Airport) accepted the trophy which confirms Quito Airport as a Leader in South America.
This award rewards the work carried out by Mariscal Sucre Airport on three principal fronts: increasing connectivity, improving services and operating with the highest security standards, with very satisfactory results which are acknowledged by our passengers and by the industry.
“For a third time we have achieved recognition as leaders in South America and this achievement is not the fruit of chance but the result of well-planned work characterized by innovation in the management of the airport, commitment to the development of the city and excellent service to our passengers”, stated Andrew O’Brian, adding that “this award belongs to the city and the country, but also to all those who in one way or another provide services at Quito Airport”.
He added that this new honour, far from being an end, obliges Quiport to renew its commitment to maintain and exceed the highest standards of operation and service of the airport industry. “Today we are very happy with what we have achieved, however, tomorrow we will be working on seeking new opportunities to continue improving, not to win an award, but because the city and our passengers deserve it”, he concluded.
The World Travel Awards rewards positive contributions to the development of the tourism sector on a local and international scale in each of the categories. A winner is chosen by means of a voting process open to the public on a global scale, and votes cast by verified travel professionals carry a weighting of two.
This morning, the Hotel Wyndham Quito Airport was officially inaugurated at a ceremony attended by authorities and special guests. In a speech Mrs. Isabel Noboa Pontón, President of Consorcio Nobis, described the work as “a marvellous building that is a visual delight from any angle you look at it and from now on it is a technological benchmark in terms of construction, comfort and service”. The new hotel is characterized by its impressive architectural structure that evokes the majesty of the Andean Condor with wings outstretched, a national symbol of the country.
Mrs. Noboa said she was “very pleased on this occasion to contribute to the progress and development of the country through the production and creation of new jobs” and emphasised the role of Quiport as a strategic partner that actively participated throughout the development of the project.
The presence of the hotel just a few meters from the airport passenger terminal will broadly benefit users, passengers, airlines and other players in the air transport industry. Additionally, it provides an unbeatable lodging option for passengers who must connect to other flights in less than one day, as well as for flight crew.
Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport, concessionaire of Mariscal Sucre Airport, explained that “the need for a first-rate hotel on the airport’s land was identified by Corporación Quiport since the initial stages of the new Quito International Airport project. With the inauguration of the Hotel Wyndham Quito Airport, the Quito Airport City will continue to grow to complement the services offered at the airport terminal”.
The Hotel Wyndham Quito Airport—financed, constructed and operated by Pronobis—has 150 modern and spacious rooms, each one with satellite TV, individual climate control, mini-bar and private bathroom. Various additional services are also available such as Wi-Fi, laundry, parking, and a fitness centre with a gym, jacuzzi, steam room and massage service.
The building, designed to offer a first-rate service, also boasts a modern lobby with welcoming rooms. During their stay, guests may enjoy excellent national and international gastronomy in the panoramic restaurant, the bar or, if they prefer, in the comfort of their rooms 24 hours a day.
The hotel´s six event rooms and three banquet rooms with a capacity for up to 300 people are ideal for all kinds of events, meetings or conferences. These facilities are complemented by a modern and functional Business Centre.
Mr. O’Brian thanked the teams at Quiport and Pronobis who from the start have shared a vision to work together on a world-class project, and also thanked the Mayor of Quito, Mr. Mauricio Rodas, and Quito Turismo, Empresa Pública Metropolitana de Servicios Aeroportuarios and central government authorities for their unconditional support for the consolidation of this important work.
Quito Airport has just won South America’s Leading Airport for the third consecutive year at the World Travel Awards 2016 held in early July, and the support of Corporación Quiport´s strategic partners such as Pronobis has undoubtedly been fundamental in achieving this recognition.
Quito, May 14, 2015.- JetBlue, one of the major low cost airlines in the United States, announced today, May 14, the start of operations for the route Quito - Fort Lauderdale ...
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