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Airport Overview

The Mariscal Sucre International Airport (IATA code: UIO; ICAO code: SEQM), also called Tababela Airport, is the international airport of the city of Quito and the main airport of Ecuador. It was officially named in honour of Antonio José de Sucre, a hero of the Ecuadorian and Hispanic American independence. The airport is located on a plain in the eastern suburbs of the city of Quito, in the town of Tababela, 25 kilometres from the historic centre of the city. The Mariscal Sucre International airport has the largest movement of passengers in the country (48.36% in 2013), and its administration is contracted to the company Quiport until 2041.

 

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Ecuador

Province or District

Pichincha

Nearest Town or City
with Distance from Airport

The new airport in Tababela lies 18km (11 miles) to the northeast of Quito, in Pichincha Province, about 25 km by road.

Airport’s Complete Name

Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre

Latitude

00° 08’ 08” S

Longitude

078° 21’ 56.00 O

Elevation (ft and m)

2,411 m

IATA Code

UIO 

ICAO Code

SEQM

Managing Company or Airport Authority

Corporación Quiport S.A.

Management Contact Person

Andrew O´Brian

Open From (hours)

00:00

Open To (hours)

24:00

Airport Picture(s)

 

 

The main areas of the airport are: customs office, security office, cargo area, local arrival, international arrivals.


Description and Contacts of Key Companies

Flight Safety Department

Quito 

DIRECTOR DE SEGURIDAD Y PREVENCIÓN AERONÁUTICA, Buenos Aires Oe1-53 y 10 de Agosto Of: 302 Quito, Ecuador

Telephone

+593 02-2552987

Fax

N/A

Telex

N/A

AFS

N/A

Email

dacsis@ramt.com 

Web

http://www.dgac.gob.ec

Chief Inspector of Accidents

Quito 

DIRECTOR DE SEGURIDAD Y PREVENCIÓN AERONÁUTICA, Buenos Aires Oe1-53 y 10 de Agosto Of: 302 Quito, Ecuador

Telephone

+593 02 2552987

Fax

N/A

Telex

N/A

AFS

N/A

Email

dacsis@ramt.com 

Web

http://www.dgac.gob.ec

Customs

Quito 

Aduanas del Ecuador

Arribo internacional, junto a Attenza Duty Free

Telephone

+593 2 395 4200 ext. 2369   

Fax

N/A

Immigration

Quito 

Policía Nacional, Dirección Nacional de Migración

Av. Amazonas N53 - 113 y Japón, Quito, Ecuador

dnm@policianacional.gob.ec

Telephone

+593 244-7070

Fax

N/A

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Quito 

Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores

Carrión E1-76 y Av. 10 de Agosto, Quito, Ecuador

Telephone

+593 299-3200

Fax

N/A

Email

webmast@mmrree.gov.ec

Meteorology

Quito 

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE METEOROLOGIA E HIDROLOGIA

Iñaquito N36-14 y Corea, Quito, Ecuador

Telephone

+593 2 3971100

Fax

N/A

Email

inamhi@inamhi.gob.ec

Web

http://www.inamhi.gov.ec

Health

Quito 

Ministerio de Salud Pública

Av. Quitumbe Ñan y Av. Amaru Ñan
Plataforma Gubernamental de Desarrollo Social. Código Postal: 170146 / 
Quito, Ecuador.  comunicacion.social@msp.gob.ec

Telephone

+593-2 381-4400

Fax

n/a

Agricultural Quarantine

Quito 

Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería, Acuacultura y Pesca

Amazonas y Eloy Alfaro, Esquina. Edificio MAGAP, Quito, Ecuador. http://www.magap.gob.ec

Telephone

+593 2 396-0100

Fax

N/A

 

National Civil Aviation Council

Quito 

Consejo Nacional de Aviación Civíl

Buenos Aires Oe 1-53 y 10 de Agosto, 4to. Piso

Telephone

+593 2 2900923

Fax

N/A

Quito – Mariscal Sucre International Airport (MSIA)

Quito

Aeropuerto Internacional de Quito - Quiport,

PBX: +(593 2) 395-4200 / +(593 2) 395-4300
Casilla Postal: 17 10 7032
Dirección: Parroquia Tababela S/N vía a Yaruquí.

Email

servicio.cliente@quiport.com

Tel

+(593 2) 395-4200 ext. 2008/2010  

Web

http://www.aeropuertoquito.aero/

Fax

+593 2 294 4948

 

For more information on airport contacts, please see the following link: 4.5 Airport Companies Contact List

Information on some aviation service providers can be found at: http://www.azfreight.com/

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator 

The Mariscal Sucre International Airport building takes up 70 hectares of a 1,500-hectare plot. The international 38,000 m2 passenger terminal was initially estimated to be used by five million passengers a year. The 7,910 m2 national terminal, inaugurated in May 2015, has 10 boarding halls over two levels. The runway is 4,100 metres long, making it the longest runway in Ecuador and of any capital city in South America. The runway can receive the largest aircraft available today, including the Boeing 747 or the Airbus A380. Construction of a second runway is planned in order to meet the projected demand. The control tower is 41 m high.

Performance for 2018

 

Per Year

Per Month

Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

79,200

6,600

220

Total Passengers

6,500,000

216,666

17,808

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)

81,880

2,729

224

Current Activity of the Airport (MT)

414, 226

34,045

1,134.86

Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

The cargo terminal is 13,000 m2, with 10,000 m2 of warehouses and 3,000 m2 of offices conducting loading activities. With 24 springs divided into 4 palletizers, the load waiting area can hold up to 24 additional trucks (48 trucks can be in the loading area at the same time). This area has sophisticated scanners and cold rooms.

Runways

This airport has one of the longest runways in Latin America at 4.1 km.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

4,100m x 45m

Orientation

18/36

Surface

Asphalt

 

Helicopter Pad(s)

There is a small space at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport designated for use by both public and private helicopters. Helicopters and their crew are under the direction of the Dirección General de Aviación Civil.

Helipad #1

Present

YES

Largest Helicopter that can Land

Mi-26 (no limit)

Width and Length (m)

Helicopters are positioned at the general holding area

Surface

Asphalt

 

Airport Infrastructure Details

Mariscal Sucre International Airport and Quiport Corporation have obtained the Aerodrome certificate. Certification guarantees that the airport meets the specifications issued by the Organización de Aviación Civil Internacional (OACI) and Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC), regarding the facilities and their operation.

 

Customs

YES

JET A-1 fuel

YES

Immigration

YES

AVGAS 100

YES

Terminal Building

YES

Single Point Refuelling

YES

Passenger Terminal

YES

Air Starter Units

YES

Cargo terminal

YES

Ground Power (mobile)

YES

Pax Transport to Airfield

YES

Ground Handling Services

YES

Control Tower

YES

Latrine Servicing

YES

Weather Facilities

YES

Fire Fighting Category (ICAO)

9

Catering Services

YES

De-icing Equipment

YES

Base Operating Room

YES

Parking Ramp Lighting

YES

Airport Radar

YES

Approach & Runway Lights

YES

NDB

YES

VOR

YES

ILS

YES

  

 

Airport Operating Details

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

A340-600

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

AN-124

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

Up to 8 positions between MD11 to B747-800

Storage Area (m3 and MT)

700 m2, there are three warehouses available with cool storage

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

YES

Max Capacity (MT)

10.0

Max Height (m)

14

Loading Ramps

6

Other Comments

N/A

 

Customs Guidance

Passengers arriving in Ecuador can bring: clothing for personal use, toiletries, medicines for personal use, and goods for professional use, among other products with their specifications. When goods exceed the amount or value in the list of personal effects (see link below), the passenger must pay the required taxes. Goods cannot exceed a total of $2,000 USD in value. If the total value is higher, the goods will go into a temporary deposit area and corresponding tax procedures will follow. The list of personal effects can be found here: https://www.aduana.gob.ec/viajeros-por-via-aerea-aeropuerto/

For more information on customs in ECUADOR, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information

Storage Facilities

Quito MSIA – Storage (US$)

Facility

Perishable Centre

Pertally

ARONEM

Capacity

250 Pallets

120 Pallets

75 Pallets

Charge

$0.070 + IVA (12%) + CCFEE

$0.070 + IVA (12%) + CCFEE

$0.070 + IVA (12%) + CCFEE

 

WAREHOUSE: Mariscal Sucre International Airport 

 

The airport has 3 warehouses with capacity for 445 pallets, complying with all security standards, regulated by Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC). Additionally, they offer cold storage rooms.

 

Airfield Costs

NAVIGATION CHARGES

The fees are controlled by Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC) and paid in their offices.

 

Charges

Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)

 

0 – 100,000

100,001 - 150,000

150,001 and over

Navigation (per journey) USD - $

18,92

18,92

19,67

Landing USD - $

17,09

17,80

18,51

Night Landing USD - $

4,68

4,88

5,07

Night Take-Off USD - $

4,68

4,88

5,07

Parking

2,28

2,38

2,47

Handling Charges

N/A

N/A

N/A


FUEL SERVICES CHARGES

The storage area for aircraft fuel is a modern facility with an approximate capacity of 4,943,748 litres.

The storage system consists of 3 API 650 tanks; each one has a capacity of approximately 1,589,873 litres.

 

 

Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1

0.56

Avgas

0.13

 

The subsidy for gasoline is widespread and is mainly designated for the automobile fleet.

 

CARGO TERMINAL CHARGES

The rate charges are controlled by Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC) and paid through the customs agent.

 

Import Charges

Type of Charge

Rate USD - $ per kg

Comments

Handling Charge

0.18

N/A

Break Bulk Fee

0.18

N/A

Diplomatic Mail

0.18

N/A

Strong Room – per consignment

0.18

N/A

Cold Storage Fee

10.00/ 15.00

UNTIL 100KGS/ MORE THAN 101KGS

Delivery Outside Normal Working Hours

N/A

N/A

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

N/A

N/A

Storage per Day

0.05

N/A

Export

Handling Charges – Un-palletized Cargo

0.05

N/A

International Air Waybill

40.00

N/A

Local Air Waybill

25.00

N/A

Air Way Bill Amendment - Cancellation

N/A

N/A

Air Way Bill Documentation

56.00

N/A

Diplomatic Mail

25.00

N/A

Storage Charges per Day

24 Hours 0.04

N/A

 

 

AIR-BRIDGE CHARGES

Mariscal Sucre International airport has the following Air-Bridge capacity:

 

Charges

De 0 -  45 minutes

From 46 to 180 minutes
 (t= time in minutes)

more than 180        minutes

 

130.57

130.57 + 1.45 x (t= time in minutes)

326.43

 

Security

The EPMSA directs, plans, coordinates, and controls security operations at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in accordance with national and international aeronautical regulations.

Their principal work is guaranteeing security in the airport through:

  • AVSEC inspection of passengers and airport staff
  • Inspection of checked and hand luggage
  • Handling X-ray equipment
  • Control in arcs metal detectors
  • CCTV control