QUITO - From 2019 to 2020, Corporacion Quiport, Quito International Airport operator, will expand the passenger terminal and apron, with an investment of US$ 60 million. A total of 16,000 m2 under roof expansion of passenger terminal will be built improving the travel experience for passengers while the passenger apron will increase by about 24,000 m2 with 2 extra parking positions for aircraft.
The works are part of the airport development master plan approved by the Municipality of Quito, which has the collaboration and joint work with the Civil Aviation Authority and the Ministry of Transport and Public Works.
For Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporacion Quiport “all the actions executed by Quiport are focused on the economic, social and tourism development of Quito and the country”. He adds that the 13-month construction process will create around 2,700 direct, indirect and induced jobs. He explains that Quiport aims to provide a unique experience to its passengers and a sense of belonging for Ecuadorians.
In the passenger area, the design, materials and colors aim to create a greater sense of belonging with the city. The areas for check-in, immigration and security screening at departures and arrivals, baggage claim hall and customs will be expanded to offer greater comfort and efficiency. The new space in the departures area will have several services including free Wi-Fi, many power outlets, leading retail stores, restaurants with new national and international gastronomic options and a more practical play area for children.
“All of this will help to achieve the Wow! factor we want for our passengers and users”, says Andrew O’Brian.
Sandro Ruiz, General Manager of Empresa Publica Metropolitana de Servicios Aeroportuarios, congratulated the teamwork being performed for the benefit of Quito, its development and growth.
“We are convinced that we must continue to focus on connectivity, tourism and productive development, and these types of projects and initiatives are key to delivering a legacy of quality for future generations”.
Jorge Yunda, Mayor of Quito, remarks on the positive influence that Quito International Airport has had on various productive activities in the city, and he emphasizes the need to continue to focus combined efforts on connectivity and to support the actions of the airport. “This is why I am interested in supporting Quiport and encouraging our airport to keep growing and creating more services for the people”.
The works will involve prestigious local contractors such as Adriana Hoyos Design Studio, Tracto repuestos, Irigoyen, Ecuatest, Prestop, and international firms including Stantec Consulting International Ltd., Jetway and Smiths Detection.
The expansion project will be executed with the highest standards of service and quality, a reflection of the airport service which will continue to provide a unique experience to passengers. This way, Corporacion Quiport reaffirms its commitment to offer infrastructure that will meet the country’s requirements for growth.