CNH Tours - Cultural and Natural Heritage Tours Galapagos
Saturday February 2, 2013
New Quito Airport to Start up on 20 February
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 agent.