• Routes is the only event that brings together airports and airlines to develop alternatives for new routes.
  • About 750 delegates from 85 airlines, 225 airports and 40 tourism authorities are expected to arrive in Quito.
  • Quiport has attended the last nine Routes meetings as part of its route development strategy.


Quito – February 16, 2017:  Quito and Corporación Quiport, the concessionaire of the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, will host Routes Americas 2018, the only event that brings together airports and airlines of the region seeking to develop new connectivity alternatives.

This was announced on Thursday, February 16, by Routes America’s organization during the closing session of the tenth annual forum that took place in Las Vegas, U.S.A.   The event is held in a different location every year to highlight the diverse aviation markets across the Americas.

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Quito was proposed jointly by Quito Turismo, on behalf of the city, and by Corporación Quiport as responsible for the overall administration of the Quito Mariscal Sucre Airport. Both entities, with the support of the Secretariat for Productive Development and Competitiveness, are already preparing for the edition of Routes Americas 2018 in Quito to ensure it is a memorable experience for all participants.

In a press release distributed by the organizers, Steven Small, brand director of Routes, said that “Ecuador is an exciting ‘bucket list’ destination and its capital is rich in history and culture. Quito will make an excellent host city for Routes Americas.”

The release also states that Routes America will provide Quito with the opportunity to open to new air connectivity services. This year’s event in Las Vegas, U.S.A., was attended by 750 delegates from 85 airlines, 225 airports and 40 tourism authorities.  Quito can expect a similar gathering of influential people in 2018.

In the words of Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport, “organizing Routes Americas in Quito will be an invaluable opportunity to show the potential of this city as a top destination on a regional scale and the advantages offered by its airport to the airline industry.  For Quiport, participating in Routes Americas has been a very important tool for our route development strategy.  Quito and Ecuador offer a new world yet to be discovered.”

With that conviction, Corporation Quiport has been attending Routes events since 2009 with very important results. “During Routes events we hold meetings with the airlines and the airports and present our routes proposals to them, but it is very important to closely follow up those issues with the companies so that the possibilities may be implemented”, Andrew O’Brian explained.

Since February 2013 when the new airport began to operate, eight new international destinations have been added and five international airlines have been attracted to serve the connectivity of Quito and Ecuador.


About Quiport:

Corporación Quiport (Quiport) is the company in charge of the construction, administration, operation and maintenance of the Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, Ecuador.

Quiport is formed by important companies with vast experience in the concession and operation of airports: CCR of Brazil, Odinsa S.A. of Colombia and HAS Development Corporation (HAS-DC) of the USA.