MadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10504 posts, RR: 38 Reply 3, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7944 times:
Yes. I saw this earlier. Apparently there is more to it than the airport.
Looting breaks out in Ecuador cities - witnesses
30 Sep 2010 16:40:45 GMT
QUITO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Looting broke out in Ecuador's capital Quito and second city Guayaquil on Thursday, witnesses said, as political unrest shook the South American country.
Ecuador teetered on the verge of a government collapse Thursday, as national police took to the streets of Quito, the capital, and attacked the president over what they say was the cancellation of bonuses and promotions.
flyingfool From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 424 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7389 times:
KLM has 1 aircraft stuck in UIO right now due to the police and military blocking the airport, as reported on www.luchtvaartnieuws.nl (Dutch only)
The crew reported the situation at the airport as "normal"...
mham001 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3260 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6987 times:
The head of Ecuador's civil aviation authority, Fernando Guerrero, said in a statement that international operations were suspended at the latter two airports "due to the lack of immigration and counternarcotics personnel."
aviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1472 posts, RR: 15 Reply 11, posted (3 years 2 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2466 times:
Agree with ManchesterMAN. Quito rank as one of the most interesting cities I have visited and spotting at Mariscal Sucre Airport is almost addictive - especially for someone who loves freighters! The setting with the Pitchincha volcano as the backdrop is spectacular, and so is standing on the road at the end of the runway and seeing jets swoop very very low as they cross the fence.
I now know quite a few wonderful Ecuadorian friends ... and hope that the country returns to normal soon.