UIO Quito Airport Info & Guide
Where is Quito Airport?
Quito has one of the best-preserved historic centres in the Americas, and it was the 2nd UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites ever declared (the 1st was Krakow).
Quito's city limits come within 1 kilometre (0.62 mile) of the equator, or "la mitad del mundo" (the middle of the world); downtown Quito is just 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of zero latitude. Ecuador is Spanish for equator, and, yes, there is a marker you can visit.
Quito International Airport (IATA: UIO, ICAO: SEQU), officially Mariscal Sucre International Airport or Mariscal Sucre Airport, often simply referred to as Quito Airport, serves Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador. It is named after Antonio José de Sucre, a hero of Ecuadorian independence.
Quito Airport was recently moved to a new location, and opened on February 20, 2013. The new Quito Airport is situated 20 kilometres (12 miles) northeast of central Quito, in the Tababela parish.
With the move, Quito gives up its fame as having one of the most dangerous airports in the world (the "old Quito Airport" was located in the middle of the city, and surrounded by mountains).
Quito Airport served 8,956,022 passengers in 2011, making it the busiest airport in Ecuador, ane one of the busiest in South America.
Airlines that fly to the new Quito Airport include AeroGal, American Airlines, Avianca, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, KLM, Lacsa, LAN Airlines, SAEREO, TACA Airlines, TAME and United Airlines.
There are flights to Quito Airport from Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Colombia, Curaçao, Caracas, Esmeraldas, Havana, Houston, Lima, Madrid, Medellin, Miami, Montego Bay, Panama City, São Paulo, San Cristóbal, San Salvador, Santiago de Chile and Varadero, among many others.
Your best bet for a new Quito Airport transfer is the shuttle. Details on all options are included in this guide.
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Distance from Quito Airport to City Center or CBD
The Quito Airport GPS position is 0.113° S 78.359° W or 0° 6.798' S 78° 21.516' W.
Quito Airport WiFi & Internet
Yes, there is free WiFi at Quito Airport, but only for the first 15 minutes.
Tip: the Quito airport transfers shuttle to/from UIO has free WiFi onboard, and the trip takes 90 minutes (see the Shuttle page).
- Be a smart traveller and be in the know about some Wifi at Quito Airport Connection and Security tips before you connect
Other Items of Interest at Quito Airport
Be aware that due to traffic and roads, the travel time between Quito and Quito Airport takes 60-90 minutes, possibly more. Locals recommend you allow 2 hours. Combined with a recommended check-in time of 3 hours for international flights, that's 5 hours.
Quito Airport services include:
- Duty free shopping
- Internet cafes
- Left luggage facilities
- Tourist information
Quito Airport Departures and Arrivals Airlines
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Official UIO Quito Airport Website Links
More Quito Airport Transfer & Airport Connection Options
- Quito Airport Train & Subway
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- Quito Airport Shuttle
- Quito Airport Buses & Coaches
- Quito Airport Limo & Private Car Transfers
- Quito Airport Car Hire/Car Rental
- Quito Airport Other Ground Transportation
- Quito Airport Parking & Passenger Pickup
- Quito Airport Stopover & Layovers
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