According to the latest information available from Quiport, the
company charged with operating the new Quito airport, operations
are finally set to start on 20 February. They
were supposed to start last year, but for various reasons, the
opening has been delayed. CNH Tours feels confident
that this time, the start date will be honoured.
The new airport is quite a bit further away from downtown Quito
- you will need to plan for a transfer time of between 1 and 1.5
hours, depending on traffic, according to Quiport. Though an
express road is planned between the airport, which is down in a
valley, to Quito, which is up higher, it is not yet completed.
Quiport also notes that all flights to and from Quito in the
evening of the 19th of February will be cancelled and indicate that
airlines have already planned around that closure. If by
chance you a scheduled to be flying into Quito in the late
afternoon or evening of the 19th, please double check with your