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AA 757 Lands At The New Quito Airport  
User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 19072 times:
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Today, American Airlines became the first commercial airline to land at the New Quito Airport located in Tababela. The Boeing 757-200 operated flight originated at Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre de Quito and arrived at the new Quito Airport 9 minutes later, carrying various guests and dignitaries. The new Quito Airport is scheduled to open in October.

Nuevo aeropuerto de Quito tendría conexiones directas con destinos más lejanos


http://fotos.lahora.com.ec/cache/0/02/026/026a/a-0-2012072020935-026a58e99258ab3edca24c848d0042e3.jpg

Primer vuelo comercial aterrizó en el nuevo aeropuerto de Quito

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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3298 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 19095 times:

So that's what that was. On approach into Quito from MAD, I saw the new airport, but I had no idea that's what it was, or that Quito was getting a new airport. Interesting!

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineLH707330 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 782 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 19035 times:

For those of you who don't speak Spanish, the article says the new field is at 2400 m altitude instead of the old one at 2800, and the runways are 300m (~1000 ft) longer, enabling flights to more distant destinations. BTW I think this is covered in another thread....

User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 18849 times:
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Quoting LH707330 (Reply 2):
BTW I think this is covered in another thread....

No it is not since no other commercial airline has ever operated a flight into the new Quito Airport until today, when American Airlines operated the first commercial airliner into the new Quito Airport.


User currently offlineLH707330 From United States of America, joined Jun 2012, 782 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18760 times:

Quoting SCL767 (Reply 3):
No it is not since no other commercial airline has ever operated a flight into the new Quito Airport until today, when American Airlines operated the first commercial airliner into the new Quito Airport.

I stand corrected. I looked up the other thread and they didn't cover it.


User currently offlineIndependence76 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18560 times:

If the new airport opens in October, why did AA land a plane there?


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 18505 times:
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Quoting Independence76 (Reply 5):
If the new airport opens in October, why did AA land a plane there?

It's part of the process in order for the new airport to obtain the airworthiness certification of the runway, taxiways and navigational instruments.


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5579 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 18130 times:

I have mixed feelings about the new airport in Quito. It is long over due and Mariscal Sucre is totally inadequate, but it has an undeniable "charm" which I'll miss.

Still, I hope this new facility will help the economy of Quito and Ecuador generally further develop



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User currently offlineBE77 From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 455 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14043 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 7):
Still, I hope this new facility will help the economy of Quito and Ecuador generally further develop

It shouldn't hurt - but there are a lot of other things that would help the economy of Ecuador a lot more. Those other things would do more to help the economics of the airport and airline industry as well.



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User currently offline777ord From United States of America, joined May 2010, 501 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13956 times:

Very cool! Does this mean the special city qual that (at least) United requires will go away!? I sure hope so. that city can be a B... to cover!

User currently offlinegabo787 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2006, 157 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13835 times:

Great news as Quito really need this new airport, the current one although great for spotters is in the middle of the city and a bit dangerous.
What I don get is why use an AA plane for this and not one of an ecuadorian airline, nothing against AA here just wondering.


User currently offlineav757 From Colombia, joined Apr 2004, 660 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 13351 times:
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Quoting gabo787 (Reply 10):
What I don get is why use an AA plane for this and not one of an ecuadorian airline, nothing against AA here just wondering.

This is done to simplify the certification process with the FAA, this way it is much easier to keep Ecuador's FAA CAT1 operation category.

Also a bit of trivia, Mariscal Sucre's first jet aircraft operation and inauguration of the new terminal back in the early 60's was done by an Air France Boeing 707.

AV757


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 12312 times:
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Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 7):
Still, I hope this new facility will help the economy of Quito and Ecuador generally further develop

A major issue for this new airport is that once it opens, it will already exceed its designed capacity. Also, certain airlines will increase flights into the new Quito Airport once it opens. KL will increase frequency on the AMS-UIO-GYE-AMS route to 5x weekly utilizing both the B772 and the B77W. NK plans to launch a new daily service between FLL and UIO via BOG. Certain domestic carriers will increase frequencies on domestic routes, etc.

More test flights will occur at the new Quito Airport, including flights operated by cargo carriers:
Nuevo aeropuerto de Quito obtuvo certificación técnica y de pista


User currently offlineRoseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9642 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 11737 times:

I wonder if a 737/A320 will be able to operate nonstop to the US from the new airport without payload restrictions. UA has UIO-IAH nonstop on a 737-700, but faces weight restrictions and use to make fuel stops in PTY or GYE. Allowing a 737 or A320 to fly to destinations more than 1500 miles away without payload restrictions would probably open up new service.


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User currently onlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2493 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8730 times:

Quoting LH707330 (Reply 2):
and the runways are 300m (~1000 ft) longer

actually the runway is 1000 m longer, not 1000 ft.

Thenoflyzone



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 8236 times:
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So how long actually is the new runway?


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User currently offlinelaca773 From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 4018 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 7605 times:
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Will the new terminal mainly use jetways or more hardstands with a few jetbridges?

User currently onlinethenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2493 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5857 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 15):
So how long actually is the new runway?

4,100 m (13,450 ft).

Thenoflyzone



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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7703 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5738 times:
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Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 17):
4,100 m (13,450 ft).

Nice, thanks a lot. So will there likely be any significant payload restrictions for planned routes?



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User currently offlineiahmark From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 5638 times:

Quoting RussianJet (Reply 18):
Nice, thanks a lot. So will there likely be any significant payload restrictions for planned routes?

I hear it will be around 10%; in other words planes will be able to operate up to 90% of their capacity which is much better than the old one which is around 60-65%


User currently offlineAirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2013 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (2 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5141 times:

I presume this means flights from Europe will be able to fly directly back, rather than doing the round trip via GYE. Or will they continue to do that anyway?


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8816 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4354 times:
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The new Quito International Airport will retain the same name as the current airport: Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre de Quito.
Mariscal Sucre es el nombre del nuevo aeropuerto de Quito

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 20):
I presume this means flights from Europe will be able to fly directly back, rather than doing the round trip via GYE.

It will enable carriers to operate routes such as UIO-JFK, UIO-MAD, etc. It will also benefit cargo carriers that operate between UIO and North America and Europe.

Quote:
The new airport, developed as a concession, has a 4.1km runway, making it the longest in Latin America. It will enable direct access to Europe and North America, developing inbound tourism and outbound export opportunities.
The airport will help Ecuador maintain its position as one of the world’s major exporter of roses, with over 19 million being flown per day in the peak season.
FIRST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT LANDS AT THE NEW QUITO


User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3261 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (2 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4214 times:

Quoting gabo787 (Reply 10):
What I don get is why use an AA plane for this and not one of an ecuadorian airline, nothing against AA here just wondering

Wouldn't this be considered cabotage? AA being a US flag carrier operating a flight carrying passengers between two points within the same country? Either a charter, Govt charter, scheduled reposition, the fact remains it did carry passengers and dignitaries just between those two airports in Ecuador, did AA get a special exemption from the government to operate this flight on their behalf? Surely something would have had to be done to get around that rule, huh?



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