Ecuador’s Quito International Airport has expanded its cargo processing facilities as it prepares for its busiest cargo season, Valentine’s Day.
The airport has added 2,880sqm to its apron facilities, which will enable much more efficient cargo reception and processing.
Over 90% of cargo transported from Quito International Airport is flowers.
Thanks to a strategic investment between the cargo palletising companies that operate at the airport, the maneuvering area in the cargo apron and the processing area in the palletisers have been expanded.
Novacargo, Servipallet, Pertraly, and Novasan, are the companies to have invested in the expansion.
Quito International Airport states that it is expecting a growth in exported tonnage for the Valentine’s season compared to last year, due to the increase in capacity offered by cargo airlines at the airport.
Fifteen cargo airlines operate from the airport offering both scheduled and charter flights.
Ramón Miró, president and chief executive of Quiport, said: “We maintain our commitment to the development of the air cargo industry in Ecuador.
“The expansions carried out and the strategic collaboration with palletising companies are testimony of our dedication to facilitate airport cargo services in Mariscal Sucre.
“We are excited by the projected growth and we are confident that our airport will continue to play a fundamental role in this area.”