Quito and Corporación Quiport, the concessionaire of the Mariscal Sucre International Airport, will host Routes Americas 2018.
The event is the only one on the international calendar that brings together airports and airlines of the region seeking to develop new connectivity alternatives.
The new was announced during the closing session of the tenth annual Routes America forum that took place in Las Vegas, USA.
The event is held in a different location every year to highlight the diverse aviation markets across the Americas.
Quito was proposed jointly by Quito Turismo, on behalf of the city, and by Corporación Quiport as responsible for the overall administration of the Quito Mariscal Sucre Airport.
Both entities, with the support of the Secretariat for Productive Development and Competitiveness, are already preparing for the edition of Routes Americas 2018 in Quito to ensure it is a memorable experience for all participants.
Steven Small, brand director of Routes, said: “Ecuador is an exciting ‘bucket list’ destination and its capital is rich in history and culture.
“Quito will make an excellent host city for Routes Americas.”
Routes America will provide Quito with the opportunity to open to new air connectivity services.
This year’s event was attended by 750 delegates from 85 airlines, 225 airports and 40 tourism authorities.
Quito can expect a similar gathering of influential people in 2018.
Andrew O’Brian, president, Corporación Quiport, added: “Organising Routes Americas in Quito will be an invaluable opportunity to show the potential of this city as a top destination on a regional scale and the advantages offered by its airport to the airline industry.
“For Quiport, participating in Routes Americas has been a very important tool for our route development strategy.
“Quito and Ecuador offer a new world yet to be discovered.”