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5 fun facts about Quito airport

Sofía Merino L.

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Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, which saves electricity to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, is truly impressive. Last year, the amount of awards it received left no doubt as to its excellence

 

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Quito airport offers personalized assistance. Arriving and departing passengers can opt for quick check-in and baggage assistance and have access to the VIP lounge. Don’t forget to book this service 24 hours before your flight by calling (+593 2) 3954200 – your card will be available at the Collection desks (1st floor). Present your card at the information counter (Public Hall 1st or 2nd floor) and enjoy.

 

Environmental awareness

Helping the environment was another commitment made by the airport. With this objective in mind, it accepted the challenge of getting a carbon dioxide reduction certificate. Among the adopted measures were the installation of 7,700 LED lights and taking advantage of natural light during the day. In two years, the airport reduced its CO2 emissions by 642 tons [583,000 kg]. For this achievement, it received the international certificate offered by the Airport Council International.

 

In addition to the popular World Travel Awards, it was recognized in three important categories at the Skytrax World Airport Awards: Best Regional Airport in South America, four-star rating for quality of service, and Best Airport Staff in South America.

 

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The mirror of the world

The sculpture that welcomes tourists at Mariscal Sucre International Airport was created by artist Young-ho Yoo and donated by South Korea. Named World Mirror, it represents the union of two cultures and two different hemispheres.

 

Made in Ecuador

The shop Nuestra Huerta, on the 2nd floor of the Quito Airport Center building (across from the passenger terminal), offers items created by 16 families from the region. There are great local products, like honey, vegetables, traditional sweets, and much more.