This February 20th the new Tababela airport in Quito will be fully operational, and with that comes an increase in the cost of public services paid by both airport users and aviation companies.
According to Ordinance 335 of the Municipality of Quito, of December 2010, amended in February 2012, for the use of airport facilities, users who travel within the country will pay $ 7.50, the current value is $ 4.70. For abroad, the cost is now $ 32.90 and will increase to $ 33.75.
Airport services include: use of airport facilities for any national or international passenger addressing a ship, airport security, landing, lighting, parking, boarding bridge and crash, fire and rescue.
The new rates in Tababela are being qualified as initials. After the opening, the rates will be adjusted every February 20, as provided by paragraph 4 of Article 23 of the Ordinance.
Moreover, from now on, airline passengers may not carry in their bags, creams, gels, perfumes and liquids exceeding 100 ml, 100 grams or 3.4 oz.
Also carrying food by children if the child does not accompany the passenger, or medicines that do not have the appropriate prescription from a doctor or medical certificate, will be prohibited.
The new arrangement of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC for its Spanish acronym) is part of the security policies required by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the top global air traffic control body.
“It’s a way to prevent any act to break out the safety of the aircraft and also forewarn passengers,” explains Fernando Guerrero, general director of the DGAC in Ecuador.
The rules apply to international flights at airports in Quito and Guayaquil.