Corporación Quiport, the concessionaire of the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, and the Brazilian airline are arriving at positions that would allow to establish a new nonstop route to one of the markets of greater growth potential in the region.

Brazilian Gol airline and Corporación Quiport, the concessionaire of the Quito International Airport, have signed a memorandum of understanding in order to implement a future operation covering the nonstop route between Quito, Ecuador, and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The memorandum was signed during the Routes Americas 2018 convention held in Quito from February 13 to 15, and is the result of more than two years of negotiations between the airline and Quiport, taking into consideration the potential market existing in both cities for an exchange of passengers.

Andrew O’Brian, President and CEO of Quiport, explained that this is a great opportunity to increase the connectivity of the Ecuadorian capital city, this time with one of the most important tourist and business destination in the region, Sao Paulo. “We believe that the market is there and that we can develop it through adequate promotion in both countries”, said Mr. O’Brian.

The details of a possible new Gol operation between Sao Paulo and Quito will be announced when the discussions are completed and when the flights are finally approved – which could occur during 2018.