Located in the northern part of Quito, five minutes’ drive from the city centre, Mariscal Sucre International Airport is a busy airport serving as the main hub for flights to Ecuador. Generally referred to as Quito Mariscal Airport, the facility processes nearly four million passengers each year. Services are basic but well-maintained, and the staff is both friendly and efficient.
Most flights to Mariscal Sucre International Airport are from other cities in South and Central America (Bogota, Panama City, Caracas, Lima, Medellin, San Jose de Costa Rica and Manta), but there are long-haul flights available from a few major cities such as New York, Miami, Houston, Atlanta, Madrid and Amsterdam.
Due to its location in Quito, the airport cannot expand to accommodate the increasing demand for flights to Ecuador and a second facility is currently being built 11 miles (17.7km) outside the city. In the meantime, however, being inside the city limits means a cheap and easy trip to your destination.