Airports in Ecuador...
Intl. and main National airports

 

If you are traveling to Ecuador or planning to take some Ecuador holidays at some point the following index of airports in Ecuador is a handy reference list to keep nearby.
Start by bookmarking this page and download the map of Ecuador to easily find them by region or major cities nearby.

Each airport con also be seen through Google Earth maps. You will need to have it installed in your computer though so download the free edition here if you haven't done it yet. The total number of airports in Ecuador goes up to 402 (2009) while 103 of them have paved runways - concrete of asphalt.

There are four international airports in Ecuador: Mariscal Sucre in Quito Jose J. de Olmedo in Guayaquil, Eloy Alfaro in Manta (Manabí) and Latacunga in Cotopaxi with the largest runway in the country.

As for national airports we have selected the most relevant and likely for you to come across during your Ecuador holidays.


There are also numerous international carriers flying long haul to/from so it shouldn't be difficult for you to find cheap flights to Ecuador.
However bear in mind that South America is always been an expensive destination to fly to, so avoiding peak season (such as Christmas time) it's a good head start.


From USA and Canada there are direct flights with American, Continental, Delta, Air Canada and LAN.
If you are based in Europe KLM Iberia Air France and Lufthansa.

Lan Ecuador is the national airline, however, it doesn't cover domestic destinations. For that you will need Tame, Icaro, VIP Ecuador or Aerogal (primarily to Galápagos Islands).

 

Airports in Ecuador:


  • Quito Airport - Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO):

    Location: The new airport is located at Tababela, some 25km away from Quito city center.
    See it on Google Earth
    Time: Local time is GMT -5.
    Contacts: Tel: +(593-2) 294-4900
    Departure Tax: Airport tax: $2 (Domestic) $40.80 (International)
    Website: www.quitoairport.aero

  • Guayaquil Airport - Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE):

    Location:The airport is located three miles (5km) north of Guayaquil city center on Avenue de las Américas.
    See it on Google Earth
    Time: GMT-5
    Contacts: Tel: +593 (0)4 228 2100
    Departure Tax: Airport tax: $2 (Domestic) $26 (International)
    Website: www.tagsa.aero.com

  • Latacunga - Cotopaxi International Airport (LTX):

    Location: The airport is located in the vicinity of Latacunga, capital of the Cotopaxi province. Ecuador.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Tel: (03) 2 811 800/ 2 811 710/ 2 811 500

  • Manta - Eloy Alfaro International Airport (MEC):

    Location: The airport is located in the outskirts of the city of Manta, Manabí province, Ecuador.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Tel: (05) 2 622 520/ 2 621 580

  • Ambato - Chachoan Airport (ATF):

    Location: The airport is located in the vicinity of Ambato (San Juan de Ambato), capital of the province of Tungurahua.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Tel: (03) 2 854 381

  • Bahia de Caraquez - Los Perales Airport (BHA):

    Location: The airport is located at San Vicente, Manabí province, 120 km away from Bahia de Caráquez
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Tel: (05) 2 674 042 / 2 674 146

  • Coca - Francisco de Orellana Airport (OCC):

    Location: The airport is located within the city limits.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Tel: (06) 2 880 185

  • Cuenca - Mariscal Lamar International Airport (CUE):

    Location: Av. España and Elia Liut, Cuenca, See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: www.aeropuertocuenca.ec/ - TEL (07) 2 862 203 / 2 806 709

  • Esmeraldas - General Rivadeneira Airport (ESM):

    Location: The airport is located in Tachina.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Tel (06) 2 722 261

  • Galápagos Islands - Seymour Airport (GPS):

    Location: The airport is located at the center of Baltra Island Galápagos archipélago.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Tel: (05) 2 520 504

  • Galápagos Islands. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno - San Cristóbal Airport (SCY):

    Location: The airport is located in the island of San Cristóbal Galápagos islands.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: cristobal@ayora.ecua.net.ec

  • Ibarra - Atahualpa Airport (IBR):

    Location: The airport is located to the east of the city of Ibarra.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Tel: (06) 2 950 014/ 2 957 618

  • Nueva Loja - Lago Agrio Airport (LGQ):

    Location: The airport is located 3km to the east of Nueva Loja (Lago Agrio) Sucumbíos province.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: Tel: (06) 2 830 442

  • Loja - La Toma Airport (LOH):

    Location: The airport is located 21km to the west of Loja and 4km SW of Catamayo.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: (?)

  • Macas - Coronel Edmundo Carvajal Airport (XMS):

    Location: The airport is located in the vicinity of Manta, Morona Santiago province.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details:(?)

  • Machala - General Manuel Serrano Airport (MCH):

    Location: The airport is located 2km to the west of Machala, El Oro province See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details: arpto.machala@dgac.gov.ec

  • Pastaza - Rio Amazonas Airport (PTZ):

    Location: The aerodrome is located at Shell-Mera (Mera) in the Pastaza province.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details:(?)

  • Salinas - Ulpiano Paez Airport (SNC):

    Location: The airport is located near the city of Salinas, province of Santa Elena.
    See it on Google Earth
    Website/Contact Details:(?)

Don't forget to bookmark airports in Ecuador and to download the map of Ecuador for future reference.