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Nerve-shredding arrivals a thing of the past for Quito

Ecuador’s capital, Quito, is to open its new state-of-the-art airport on 20th February, consigning the notorious Mariscal Sucre international airport to history, and with it a reputation as one of the world’s scariest destinations to arrive in.

The new hub is located just outside the city in Tababela, providing safer passage into the city than the previous, nerve-jangling central location. The Mariscal Sucre had one of the worst safety records of any international airport due to its treacherous landing approach, flanked by volcanoes and tower blocks at an altitude of 2,800m, high in the Andes.

Its successor has tackled those safety issues by introducing a longer runway, while the lower altitude and location away from the city will make arriving in Quito an altogether more relaxing and reassuring experience.

The new airport will also allow many more flights to arrive in the country each day, adding a further boost to a city that has emerged as a thriving tourist destination in recent years. It can handle up to 290 flights per day, compared to the 220 that the old hub could offer, opening up plenty of opportunities for expanded tourism and business development.

In the last two years, Quito has seen a raft of new hotels open to cater for the luxury tourist market, such as the elegant Casa Gangotena, while cultural attractions such as the Teatro Sucre have been invested in, to bring a new lease of life to this vibrant city.

The opening of the new Quito International Airport is sure to continue the rise of Ecuador and Quito as an emerging tourist hotspot, with a very bright future.

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