The Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Ecuador was recognized by the Airports Council International (ACI) as the second-best airport in Latin America and the Caribbean serving more than 2 million passengers per year.
Louis Berger managed the construction of Mariscal Sucre International Airport, located 18 kilometers east of Ecuador’s capital city, Quito, and collaborated with a variety of agencies and subcontractors to ensure the airport, located within an area of high seismic risk near the Andes, could withstand the effects of magnitude-9 earthquakes.
Mariscal Sucre International Airport, the first greenfield airport in Latin America, celebrated its inaugural commercial airline takeoff in February 2013. Its 4.1-kilometer runway, which is among the longest in the region, is a notable aviation achievement given the area’s mountainous terrain. The new airport has the capacity to serve 5 million passengers annually, while its cargo facilities are expected to boost Ecuador’s exports of resources around the globe.
ACI’s Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards are among the aviation industry’s most distinguished accolades. They are considered a benchmark of airport excellence. Winners are determined based on the results of ACI ASQ passenger satisfaction surveys. More than 300 airports across 80 countries participate in the survey program annually.