Cutting the ribbon as a symbol of the start of Air Europa’s operations from its Madrid base to Quito on 2 January in Ecuador were: Ambassador of Ecuador in Spain, Cristóbal Roldán; Director of Operations and Maintenance, Quito Airport, Yves Gautier; and Commercial Manager, Air Europa, Germania Salme. The SkyTeam carrier now operates to 15 destinations in Central and South America.
- Air Europa has commenced operations to its second destination in Ecuador, and upcoming Routes Americas host city, Quito (UIO). The outbound 8,731-kilometre sector to the country’s capital city is flown direct, whereas the inbound service to its Madrid (MAD) hub is operated via the SkyTeam carrier’s existing Ecuadorian destination of Guayaquil, the port city on the nation’s Pacific Ocean coast. Started on 2 January, the route will be operated five times weekly by Air Europa’s A330-200 fleet and faces competition from Iberia, which offers the same city pair six times weekly. See how Quito Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.