Quito airport has started preparing a return plan for activities for June 1.
Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Corporación Quiport, explained that they have been preparing for a few weeks the plan to resume airport service based on the premise that it will have to adapt to a new way of traveling, with new processes and protocols.
“We are working together with the airlines and other members of the airport community and we already have a plan to return to activities, probably from June 1,” the executive said in a statement.
This attempt to resume operations will be subject to the last word that the national Emergency Operations Committee (COE) will have in coordination with the cantonal COE of Quito, he said.
Although the capital’s airport is open to cargo operations and humanitarian flights, the reduction in passengers has reached 90% and has caused a 65% drop in exports by air.
Among all the organizations that operate at the Mariscal Sucre airport, some 8,500 jobs are generated.
“Quito’s airport service is strategic, it is the city’s gateway to the world,” said O’Brian.
For this reason, he considered that restoring air transport is one of the keys that will facilitate economic recovery. (I)