Aeropuerto José Joaquín de Olmedo

Airport in Guayaquil

Guayaquil’s sleek and modern José Joaquín de Olmedo Airport is one of Ecuador’s two major international airports and is about as busy as Quito’s. It’s located on the east side of Avenida de las Américas, about 5km north of downtown.

Anyone flying to the Galápagos Islands either leaves from here or stops here on their way from Quito; those flying from Quito rarely have to change planes.