Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport is one of the most modern in Latin America. It has the capacity to operate without restrictions 365 days a year.
It has also been recognized by the Airport Council International (ACI) as the “Best in the World in the category of 2 to 5 million passengers”, and the “Best Airport in Latin America and the Caribbean” for the last 8 years.
Due to the increase of international visitors the new Intercontinental Airport of Guayaquil is being built in Daular with: 3 parallel tracks, to be in operations in 2024, one of the few in the world with these characteristics.
Upon arriving at the international airport, Guayaquil wishes to give its visitors a pleasant experience. Therefore, passengers can enjoy its attractions and traditions by visiting its national and international arrival areas.
The Musical Passage
Location: International Arrival Area
When passengers enter this corridor, the song “Guayaquil de mis Amores” starts playing; it is a typical Guayaquil song, which goes off when you leave. It is complemented by beautiful photographs of the different tourist attractions of the city.
A Vertical Green Garden
Location: National arrival area
As Ecuador is one of the countries with the highest biodiversity per square kilometer, it has the highest number of orchid species compared to other countries. This is seen in the vertical garden that is complemented by a lake with Koi fish, a waterfall and sounds that provides a nature environment.
A car with history
Location: National Arrival area, luggage delivery
Here you can see a 1930 Dodge vehicle that belonged to Dr. Rafael Mendoza Aviles, a respected doctor from Guayaquil, who circulated through the city streets, at no more than 20 kilometers per hour, until the beginning of 1970.
Las Peñas Neighborhood Location: International migration area Here is the facade of a typical old Guayaquil house located in the Las Peñas neighborhood, which is complemented by the promotion of three important agricultural products of the coast and leaders in the world: bananas, cocoa and shrimp. In addition, you may see elements of the montubio culture such as toquilla straw hats and the typical coastal canoes. Aircraft permanent display Location: Hall of national and international departures Guayaquil as an aviation pioneer in Ecuador, rescues this history through the exhibit of the replica of the first aircraft that crossed the national territory.