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Airport Overview

The José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional José Joaquín de Olmedo in Spanish) is located 5 km to the north of Guayaquil, the largest and the most populous city of Ecuador. It has a runway of 2,790 meters (9154 ft), and an elevation of 5 meters (16 ft). Together with Quito airport, it handles most of Ecuador’s international and domestic flights. During 2019, around 4 million passengers passed through the airport.  The airport is capable of handling up to 7.5 million passengers per year.

The airport is on the Avenida de las Américas, 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) north of Guayaquil's centre. The runway length of 2,684 metres (9,150 ft) includes a 240 metres (790 ft) displaced threshold on Runway 21 and a 100 metres (330 ft) displaced threshold on Runway 03. The airport is in the broad delta of the Guayas River, with level terrain in all quadrants. The parking platform is made of concrete about 35 cm thick and 600 metres long and 80 metres wide which has an area of 48,000 m², has a strip of asphalt for access and a vehicular street, all of which was built in compliance with the rules established by the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The Daular International Airport is a proposed development project for the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil. It is intended that the new airport will replace the current Jose Joaquin de Olmedo Airport upon its completion. The master plan for the Guayaquil International Airport calls for shifting the airport facility to a nearby 2,020 hectare site. The new airport, anticipated to be constructed in 2024 with an estimated investment of $800m, will have three runways and will be capable of handling 16 million passengers per year. Nevertheless the new intercontinental airport in Daular (26 kilometres out of town) will not be inaugurated in 2024, as originally scheduled. The plans were affected by the falling passenger arrival numbers in the existing airport, José Joaquín de Olmedo. The project overview consists of two parallel runways 4,100 and 2,500 metres in length and 36 gates for embarkment.

Airport Location and Contact

Country

Ecuador

Province or District

Guayas

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Airport

The airport is 7 km from downtown and 1.3 km from the Ground Terminal

Airport’s Complete Name

José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport

Latitude

-2.147646

Longitude

-79.885222

Elevation (ft and m)

6m (19.68 ft)

IATA Code

GYE

ICAO Code

SEGU

Managing Company or Airport Authority

TAGSA – Terminal Aeroportuaria de Guayaquil S. A

Management Contact Person

Angel Córdova, General Manager

acordova@tagsa.aero

Open From (hours)

00:00

Open To (hours)

24:00

Airport Picture

Existing Guayaquil International Airport site is severely constrained.

Source: www.universalweather.com  Map not to scale. Not to be used for navigational purposes.

Description and Contacts of Key Companies

OrganizationFocal PersonPhone NumberEmail AddressWebsite
Ecuador Civil Aviation Authority

Katherine Victora Calderóin Alvarez

Regional Director II 

593 2294 7400
www.aviacioncivil.gob.ec
General de Aviación Civil Coastal AreaMarcelo Jácome Acosta, Sub Director0962076752jacome.marcelo@gmail.comwww.aviacioncivil.gob.ec/
Terminal Aeroportuaria de Guayaquil S.A (TAGSA)Angel Córdova Carrera, General Manager
acordova@tagsa.aerowww.tagsa.aero

Passenger and Cargo Performance Indicator

Performance for 2020


Per Year

Per Month

Per Day

Total Aircraft Movements

1,879

62

2

Total Passengers

1,389,328 *

(total: departures + arrivals , Domstc + Intl)

115.777

3.860

Total Capacity of the Airport (MT)

74,000

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Current Activity of the Airport (MT)

53,190



Current use by Humanitarian Flights (UNHAS)

No

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(*) Source: ACI-LAC 2006-2020

Runways

The Guayaquil airport has a single runway designated as Runway 03/21. The runway is 2,684 m long and 45 m wide, and is covered with an asphalt surface. It can accommodate large aircraft such as the Boeing 747s, MD-11s and Airbus A340-600 aircraft. The airport has single taxiway 2,935 m long and 23 m wide. Parking spots are provided for passenger airplanes with seven boarding bridges, while eight are meant for cargo airships and seven for general aviation planes.

Runway #1

Runway Dimensions

9154 × 151 ft (2,684 m × 46 m)

Orientation

03/21

Surface

All weather bitumen that meets ICAO standards

Helicopter Pad(s)

A small space of the airport is designated for the use of helicopters of public or private companies. Both the helicopters and the crew are controlled by 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, all weather bitumen that meets ICAO standards

Airport Infrastructure Details

In 2019 the Guayaquil Airport received from the General Directorate of Civil Aviation the "Aerodrome Certificate" with which the aeronautical authority certifies that GYE, SEGU meet and comply with all aeronautical regulations related to the airside or maneuvering area specified by ICAO and Dirección General de Aviación Civil Ecuador (DGAC).

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

Passenger 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

No

Base Operating Room

Yes

Parking Ramp Lighting

Yes

Airport Radar

Yes

Approach & Runway Lights

Yes

NDB

Ident: R

VOR

Ident: GYV

ILS

Yes


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Airport Operating Details

The airport allows the operation of maximum capacity aircraft such as ATR turboprop or Antonov AN 225, AN-124 / Ilyushin IL76 Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-300.

Operating Details

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Bulk Cargo

Antonov AN-225, AN-124,  Ilyushin IL-76

Maximum Sized Aircraft that can be Offloaded on Pallet

 Boeing 747-400, Airbus A340-600, B777-300

Total Aircraft Parking Area (m²)

48,000 m², (600 m x 80 m)

Storage Area (m3 and MT)

150 MT

Handling Equipment

Elevators / Hi Loaders

Yes

Max Capacity (MT)

15.0 MT

Max Height (m)

N/A

Loading Ramps

6 loading ramps.

Other Comments

The airport has eight aircraft parking positions, with a hydrant system for a better and faster fuel supply and a modern rainwater drainage system.

Customs Guidance

International (customs port of entry)

People arriving to Ecuador should consider that they can enter with clothing for traveler's use, toiletries, medicines for personal use, goods for professional use, among other products with their specifications. When the goods exceed the amount or value of the list of personal effects, they are assigned to the payment of taxes. The total of these goods cannot exceed $ 2,000, if the amount is higher, the merchandise will go to a temporary deposit to follow the corresponding procedure.

Check the list of personal effects by going to: https://www.aduana.gob.ec/viajeros-por-via-aerea-aeropuerto/.

Storage Facilities

Guayaquil – Storage (US$)

Facility

General Air

TAGSA

Capacity

50 Pallets

30 Pallets

Charge

$0.090 + IVA (12%) + CCFEE

$0.010 + IVA (12%) + CCFEE

The airport has 2 warehouses with capacity for 80 pallets, complying with all security standards regulated by Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC).

Additionally, they offer cold rooms for cold chain.

Airfield Costs

Navigation Charges

The fees are established and controlled by Dirección General de Aviación Civil (DGAC) and can be paid in its offices.

Charges

Aircraft Weight - MTOW (kg)

0 - 7,000

7,001 - 136,000

136,001 and over

Navigation (per journey) USD - $

17.42

17.42

17.71

Landing USD - $

7.57

7.86

7.86

Night Landing USD - $

9.85

9.85

9.85

Night Take-Off USD - $

9.85

9.85

9.85

Parking

1.13

1.19

1.19

Handling Charges

N/A



Fuel Service Charges


Price per Litre USD - $

Jet A-1

0.56 *

Avgas

0.13 *

(*) The above are referential prices and were obtained from Petrocomercial information (GoE fuel supplier).  In the private sector, each retailer may vary its prices.

Cargo Terminal Charges

Import Charges

Type of Charge

Rate USD - $ per kg

Comments

Handling Charge

0.09

N/A

Break Bulk Fee

0.09

N/A

Diplomatic Mail

0.09

N/A

Strong Room – per consignment

0.09

N/A

Cold Storage Fee

0.09

Up to 100 kg/ More than 101 kg

Delivery Outside Normal Working Hours

N/A

N/A

Preparation of substitute AOA – Invoice – Receipt

N/A

N/A

Storage per Day

0.09

N/A

Export Charges

Handling Charges – Un-palletized Cargo

0.09

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 0.03

N/A

Air-Bridge Charges

Time


From 0 - 45 minutes

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

More than 180 minutes

Charges 

130.57

130.57 + 1.45 x (t= time in minutes)

326.43

Security

TAGSA, the managing organisation of the Guayaquil Airport, through qualified technical personnel, carries out inspections and controls in the different areas of the airport to prevent risk factors that may generate accidents or affect the health of the workers, as part of the Health and Safety Management System of the José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport, according to the legal framework.