Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport opened in February 2013, replacing the old Mariscal Sucre Airport.
From the UK passengers can fly from London and various regional departures with KLM via Amsterdam, Air France via Paris, Avianca via Bogota, Iberia and Air Europa via Madrid or via Miami with American Airlines. Several domestic and regional flights are available to connect from there with other regional carriers. The airport is the main hub for Tame, the flag airline of Ecuador, Latam and Avianca Ecuador.
The airport offers limited time free Wi-Fi available in the gates area. In addition, Carsa offers pay-per-use internet and telephone booths.
Mariscal Sucre airport is located at the Tababela district, about 18 kilometres (11 miles) east of Quito,
at the heart of a new and efficient road network which link well into the city and adjoining municipalities. The estimated journey is 50 minutes in moderate traffic.
Travel between the airport and Bicentenario station is offered by Aerobus coach service, which operates every 30 minutes.
The airport comprises a single terminal building of 410,000 sq. metres, with separated sections for national and international flights.
Passengers who do not have their boarding pass for the next flight, do need to collect their baggage and then go through immigration and customers before heading to the airline desk check-in. Airline check-in desk open three hours before departures for international flights and one hours for domestic.
Irrespective of the class of service passengers are flying, there are airport lounges that can be accessible by paying at the door, booking a day lounge pass or through a lounge membership program such as Priority Pass. In this guide with give you an overview of all lounges existing at Quito Mariscal Sucre airport.
- Salon Quito: Domestic Terminal. Airside, after Security Checks and Passport Control on the Departure Level. The lounge can be accessed directly from the 2nd Level as well as the 1st Level using the stairs or elevators. This lounge is accessible only to passengers departing on domestic flights. Open 24 hours. Entrance fee £23. For more information click here.
- Salon Mitad del Mundo: Airside, after Security Checks and Passport Control on the Departure Level. The lounge is located in front of the Duty-Free Shop. This lounge is accessible only to passengers departing on international flights. Open 24 hours. Entrance fee £23. For more information click here.
- Layover Stay: Quito Airport Center. Landside – cross covered walkway from the main terminal building, the lounge is located on the 2nd Floor in front of the arrival gates. Shower and reclining seats available. Open 24 hours. Entrance fee £25. For more information click here.