Quiport, the operator of Quito airport, has built an emergency terminal in the City of Manta, whose airport was damaged by a severe earthquake earlier this month. Together with the Civil Aviation Directorate and Avianca, flights have now resumed to Manta, which lost all connectivity after the earthquake – a time when it was sorely needed. But commercial flights carrying aid and rescue workers have now started. Technicians built the emergency terminal in a single weekend, offering basic airport infrastructure, according to Quiport. It started operating on Monday and will be used until longer-term solutions can be found to recover the infrastructure affected by the earthquake.