28Oct2019

 

From October 27 at Quito Airport, passengers can enjoy an innovative experience onboard the Dreamliner 787-900, operated by Air France. The modern aircraft arrived in Quito for the first time yesterday from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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This new service with the Boeing 787-900 is very important for Corporación Quiport. It is a new generation aircraft that provides more comfort and is very efficient, offering Ecuadorian passengers a new flying experience. Air France’s decision shows the importance it places on developing its market in Ecuador, says Andrew O´Brian, CEO of Quiport.

The Boeing 787, with capacity for 276 passengers, is the most modern aircraft in Air France’s fleet, offering multiple benefits to its passengers to make long journeys more enjoyable. It is equipped with three cabin classes: business with 30 seats; premium economy with 21 seats, and economy with 225 seats.

Air France operates three direct flights between Quito and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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Elisa Dhuvettere, Regional Commercial Director of Air France, emphasizes that the airline has full faith in the tourism potential of Ecuador, which is why the airline has decided to bring in the new generation aircraft to serve the country.

From Quito Airport, passengers will have a more comfortable experience with enhanced seats and 30% larger windows compared to other similar aircraft. The Dreamliner also offers a lower cabin altitude and better humidity, ensuring a more comfortable and pleasant journey.

Sandro Ruiz, General Manager of Empresa Pública Metropolitana de Servicios Aeroportuarios, says “we are very pleased with Quiport’s work to increase connectivity, as shown by Air France’s decision to send one of the most modern aircraft to serve our skies”.

The evening reception to welcome the Dreamliner ended with words from Rosi Prado de Holguín, Minister of Tourism, who stated the importance of emphasizing that Ecuador is a peaceful country, and the arrival of the Dreamliner is a show of trust and reflects the potential for tourism we have and need.

 

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