Quito’s new airport

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Quito, Ecuador's, new Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in the Tababela district 12 miles east of the city center, was scheduled to begin operating in February. The airport replaces the older, more centrally located Mariscal Sucre International, which, due to its being surrounded by mountains, is unable to be expanded to accommodate increased air traffic or larger aircraft.

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Quito, Ecuador's, new Mariscal Sucre International Airport, in the Tababela district 12 miles east of the city center, was scheduled to begin operating in February. The airport replaces the older, more centrally located Mariscal Sucre International, which, due to its being surrounded by mountains, is unable to be expanded to accommodate increased air traffic or larger aircraft.