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Ecuador’s Quito airport recovers almost 80% of pre-pandemic frequencies

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Quito’s airport has recovered around 80% of the air frequencies it had before the coronavirus pandemic and connectivity with eleven of its 17 international destinations, Quiport corporation informed this Monday.

“In terms of connectivity, approximately 80% of the frequencies with which the airport operated before the pandemic have been reestablished. In addition, of the 17 direct international destinations from Quito, eleven have been resumed,” the corporation in charge of the airport said in a statement.

Quito airport. (Photo internet reproduction)
Quito airport. (Photo internet reproduction)

The cities reconnected to the Ecuadorian capital are Amsterdam, Atlanta, Madrid, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Miami, Mexico City, Panama, San Salvador, Bogotá, and Lima.

Ecuador closed Quito’s airport in March 2020 following the onset of the pandemic, but in June of that year began to reopen it progressively.

At that time, 18 airlines were flying to Quito, of which only twelve have so far restored operations.

In a report on the first year of activity in the midst of the pandemic, Quito Airport also reports that between June 1, 2020, and May 31, 2021, a total of 1.15 million passengers moved through its terminals departing and arriving flights.

Of the total number of passengers, 592,192 corresponded to international flights and 559,634 to domestic flights.

The recovery in passenger volume has been gradual but steady, with a jump from around 20,000 passengers in June 2020 to 163,082 last May.

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