Quito Ecuador: New Airport changes dynamics of travel time, hotel industry

Posted on May 12, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Aviation, TRAVEL

Elcomercio.com reported that three months after the opening of the airport Mariscal Sucre in Tababela you begin to see a new dynamic in the hotel market in Quito: Guest fewer visits and transport costs should be borne by the customers, are part of the trends. From the airport to the north of the city center, on average, a passenger must allocate land for transfer between an hour to an hour and a half, depending on traffic. Time resemblance is intended to return to the terminal. To that, the client should add one hour as waiting time at the airport before flight and it is added flight time, which does not go beyond 45 minutes, according to the city.
Thus, each person requires on average about four hours to move from one city to another. In contrast, when the airport was inside the city, dependent travel times and passenger traffic could reach the hotel in 10 minutes to your travel time together could be an hour and a half or two . This has caused the corporate segment (executives, public servants), which are the most travel between Quito and Guayaquil and Cuenca allocate more than a day to their case. 70% of domestic flights is cornered by business executives, government officials and oil and 30% is tourism. If up until February, the corporate segment made its procedures on the same day, now occupies more than two. Read Article

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