Flights Resume At Manta (Ecuador) As Quiport Builds Emergency Terminal After Earthquake

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.