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Old Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Ecuador

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The Old Mariscal Sucre International Airport is no longer in operation.

Once upon a time, the Old Mariscal Sucre International was Ecuador’s busiest airport in passenger volume, and aircraft and cargo movement. It was also one of the most elevated airports in the world at 2,800 metres high.

This airport connects its name to an icon in Latin America’s liberation. Antonio José de Sucre fought for South American States free from Spanish rule.

Old Mariscal Sucre International began in 1960. In 2011, the airport served approximately 8,900,000 passengers with a 10,236 foot asphalt runway.

In 2013, the Old Mariscal Sucre International closed. The New Mariscal Sucre International Airport opened the next day.

A large reason this old airport closed is because of its flight danger. The Old Mariscal Sucre International’s congested runway, fog interference, high altitude, looming mountains, and threatening volcanoes all contributed to the relocation.

Today, the Old Mariscal Sucre International is now converted into Bicentennial Park for outdoor activities and events.

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