Air Europe opens direct flight to Ecuador
The Madrid-Quito-Guayaquil-Madrid route will be covered by A330-220 planes, with a route of 11 hours and 45 minutes, from Barajas International Airport, in the Spanish capital.
On the initial flight, 160 passengers arrived at the terminal, who were welcome by the authorities of Quiport, with the traditional water arch on the runway.
The event was attended by the ambassador of Ecuador in the European country, Cristóbal Roldán, who highlighted the new public policy of open skies implemented by the national government.
For his part, the representative of Air Europa, Germania Salme, said that the start of operations in Quito is a sign of confidence in the advantages of that facility, the main gateway to this South American country.
The arrival of the new flight expands the connectivity from the Middle of the World and the diversification of schedules, highlighted Quiport managers.
According to the forecasts, the airline will transport around 90,000 passengers a year with three weekly frequencies and departures on Monday, Wednesdays and Thursday. ■