|My-Quito.com : Airlines
and flight bookings
Most visitors arrive
by air. On a clear day the arrival into Quito is spectacular
with the tops of the great volcanos visible above the clouds
before you descend into the city flying almost between the tower
blocks. This will change in the future with plans replace the
Sucre Airport and to build a new modern airport on the outskirts.
Unless you are being picked up at the airport, you will have
to take your chances with an expensive airport taxi to take you
to your final destination.
- You will need both the customs
and immigration forms completed on entry (retain the part you
are given for your exit), and you should have your baggage ticket
stubs ready too -you will not be able to take away luggage for
which you do not have these. There are luggage carts (for $1)
or one of the porters will be more than pleased to help for a
small tip. If you plan to take a taxi, I suggest you have some
dollars on you.
- Do not forget the departure
tax (at the last count it was just over $40 per person), and
if you are travelling to the Galapagos Islands, then there is
a $100 Island Tax. Non passengers are not allowed into the departure
terminal. Arrive early -queues can be long and slow.
and Air Travel
- Quito Airport
-official site of Mariscal Sucre Airport.
- Aerogal -Aerolinas
Galapagos -domestic routes to Guyaquil, Cuenca, Baltra, San Andres,
San Cristobal in Galapagos.
-connections to Bogota, Caracas
- American Airlines -to Miami
and Dallas from Quito and Guayaquil with onward connections to
Honolulu, Mexico, London, Paris, Madrid, Tokyo plus other destinations
in North America.
- Avianca -flights to Bogota with connections
to London, Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt and destinations throughout
- Continental Airlines -Quito
and Guayaquil to Houston and to NYC (Newark) via Panama City
and Bogota. Note, as a result of economic conditions, Continental
plans to cease the service to Guayquil from Sept 3rd 2008.
- COPA -flights
from Guayaquil and Quito to Panama City with onward connections
to over 20 destinations within the Americas.
Iberia from Quito
via Santo Domingo to Madrid with a huge variety of onward connections
- Icaro -domestic flights to Cuenca, Lago Agrio,
Loja, Manta and Guyaquil.
-Amsterdam from Quito
and Guayaquil (via Curacao) with a wide variety of onward connections
- Lan Chile, Lan Ecuador Lan
Peru -flights to
Santiago, Lima, Miami, Buenos Aires, Bogota and New York.
- Lufthansa -to
Frankfurt via Caracas with onward connections across Europe.
- Santa Barbara Airlines -
- Taca -flights
to Lima and North America via Panama.
- TAME -Domestic
flights from Quito to most destinations in Ecuador, including
Galapagos and international flights to Cali. From Aug 08 Tame
inaugarated a twice weekly flight to Manaus in Brazil.
- Search this site with Google:
of the Volcanos
- Flying into Quito on a clear
day presents spectacular vistas for air travellers. Rising over
the clouds are the peaks of the great volcanoes including Cotpaxi,
Cayambe, Tunguruhua, Sangay and the Illinizas.