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Ecuador’s ‘most modern airport in Latin America’ now set to open in 2013


Ecuador, a small country sandwiched between Colombia and Peru and hitherto little known outside South America, has been in the media eye for the last three months, since the Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange took up residence in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London seeking diplomatic immunity from extradition, prompting a growing international crisis. While there is not the same degree of intrigue in the airport business in Ecuador the country is, like Germany, making heavy weather out of opening its new capital city airport. [2704 words]

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  • Oil products are half the country‚Äôs export earnings
  • Chinese investment and multilateralism is the Ecuadorean way
  • Transport investment increasing
  • Airport delays
  • Most modern airport in Latin America

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  • Map of Ecuador, including Galapagos Islands
  • GDP growth of Ecuador (% change): 2008 (actual) to 2017 (estimated)
  • Population of Ecuador (persons): 2008 to 2017
  • The main terminal building at the new Quito Airport
  • Ecuador - Fleet by airline, in service, at Aug-2012
  • Ecuador capacity by carrier (% of seats): 20-Aug-2012 to 26-Aug-2012
  • Ecuador capacity by region (% of seats): 20-Aug-2012 to 26-Aug-2012
  • Country share of Latin America by seats, Aug-2012
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