20-Feb-2013 10:18 AM

Quito Airport to officially close 19-Feb-2013, final service scheduled for 18:55

Ecuador's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Ecuador DGAC) announced (18-Feb-2013) Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport will officially close from 18:55 on 19-Feb-2013, with New Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport to open following a 14-hour transition period at 09:00 on 20-Feb-2013. The new airport will handle 129 operations during its first day, 87 domestic and 42 international. The final international departure from the old airport will be an 18:40 AeroGal service to Bogota, and the final domestic and overall service will be a 18:55 TAME service to Guayaquil. As previously reported by CAPA, plans for the old airport include redeveloping the area into urban parkland. [more - original PR - Spanish]

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