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Cheap Airline Tickets to Ecuador | Discount Flights to Quito

Updated on June 19, 2012

Discount Flight Guide

When you are searching for cheap airline tickets to Ecuador you will find the best airfare if you search for flights departing out of major airlines hub cities. For example, in the United States, United Airlines flights (formerly, Continental) to Quito are all routed through their hub in Houston, Texas. In fact, flights from Europe to Quito, Ecuador with United Airlines are all routed through the hub in Houston, Texas.

Below is a table of all of the major international airlines that fly out of Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport – UIO. If you are able to fly from one of these hub cities you will have a greater chance of finding discount flights to Quito.

International Airlines Flying From Quito, Equador

International City / Hub
New York - JFK
American Airlines
Miami & New York
United Airlines
Houston Intercontental
COPA Airlines
Panama City, Panama
Delta Air Lines
Atlanta, Georgia
LAN Ecuador
Peru, Costa Rica & El Salvador
Quito Ecuador
Quito Ecuador

Flights To Quito, Ecuador from the United States

New York's JFK International Airport has the most competition for flights to Quito, Ecuador and therefore some of the best discount flights in the country. A sample of airfares from March found the following airlines were offering one-stop flights for under $450 (before taxes and fees). COPA, AeroGal, TACA, LAN Ecuador, American Airlines, Avianca and Delta Air Lines. The best priced air fare was with COPA at $430, but really all of the airlines were very close in price. The most expensive flight of the airlines listed was $444, so you can choose the most convenient flight times and not have to pay a premium.

Delta have direct flights to Ecuador from Atlanta Georgia. This is their main air hub, Delta's flights to South American destinations depart from Atlanta.

United have non-stop flights to Ecuador from Houston, Texas. The other major hub in Texas is Dallas Fort Worth – DFW. There are no direct flights to Quito from DWF. Although this is a major hub for American Airlines, they route all their traffic to Ecuador to Miami.

Miami is the cheapest US city for flights to Quito, Ecuador. COPA again is the airline with the cheapest air fare, with round-trip flights in March for $357 (before taxes and fees). A flight with COPA does require one stop in Panama City. There are two airlines with direct flights to Ecuador. LAN Ecuador ($399 before taxes and fees) and American Airlines ($538 before taxes and fees).

Flights From Europe to Ecuador

Iberia Airlines has been adding flights to Central and South America. Iberia's European departure city for South American destinations is Madrid, Spain. From Madrid, it is a direct flight to Quito, Ecuador. Iberia airlines are offering great prices from many cities in Europe.

Here is a list of countries that Iberia connect through Madrid to Quito, Ecuador:

Brussels, Belgium. Algiers Algeria. Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Isreal, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Iberia have been promoting flights from London – Heathrow Airport -LHR to Latin American destinations in the Autumn of 2010, so now is a good time to book a cheap flight from London to Ecuador.

The other European airline offering direct service to Ecuador is KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. All of their European non-stop flights to Quito are out of their main hub in Amsterdam.

Continental Airlines have good service and some of the cheaper flights to Ecuador with just one stop in their Houston, Texas airline hub.

Flights From Canada to Quito, Ecuador

Note for Canadian Travelers to Ecuador. No Canadian Airlines fly to Ecuador. There are no direct flights to Ecuador from Canada. The best airport to fly from Canada to Ecuador is Toronto's Pearson International Airport – YYZ. You have a choice of five airlines for flights from Toronto to Quito, Ecuador. Continental, Delta, American, Avianca or TACA offering service out of Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

United Airlines fly from Toronto to Houston's International Airport IAH and then to Quito UIO.

Delta Airlines connect from Toronto to Atlanta – ATL

American Airlines connect Toronto to New York – LaGuardia – LGA and also Toronto to Miami – MIA

Avianca involves two stops. First in Miami and then on to their Bogota, Colombia hub.

TACA involves two stops. First in Miami and then on to their South American hub city in Lima, Peru

The cheapest flights from Toronto to Quito were with United Airlines. Seats were very limited. Flights with Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Avianca had much more availability.

Information on Quito's International Airport

  • Airport name: Mariscal Sucre International Airport (Airport Code UIO)
  • In 2009 the airport had 3.9 million passengers.

  • The Mariscal Sucre International Airport is one of the highest in the world at an elevation of 2,800 meters.

  • Don't forget that there is a substantial departure tax that is payable when flying out of Mariscal Sucre International Airport. $40.80 is payable in US dollars only inside the airport. It is not included in your ticket and is payable per person. This adds up if you're traveling with your family, so make sure you arrive prepared to pay the departure tax.


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    • surf traveler profile image

      surf traveler 6 years ago

      Maybe, but $357 might be better for those preferring not to travel on a raft :)

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      NYCGiRL 6 years ago

      it too expensive...

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      surf traveler 7 years ago

      LOL Dallas,

      Yes, you could get yourself a big inner tube and set sail for free. You'd MAYBE be there in three months. I think I would rather fly from Miami to Ecuador on COPA Airlines for $357.

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      Dallas W Thompson 7 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      An even cheaper way to go, build a raft..!