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Quito Airport Cargo Operations

by Matt Falcus


Quito Airport in Ecuador has seen a rise in cargo operations as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak like many others around the world.

An Airport Spotting reader on the ground at the airport and has seen first-hand the special charter flights coming into the airport bringing essential cargo – sometimes using passenger airliners.

He sent these pictures of cargo airliners at Quito.

Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport is normally a hub for Avianca and LATAM, with additional services throughout North and South America, plus links to Europe. But at the moment, like most worldwide airports, passenger services are curtailed because of the coronavirus.


The airport opened in 2013 to replace the older downtown airport which was not perfectly suited to large aircraft operations.



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