By Cuenca Expats Magazine Travel Enthusiast
Photos Courtesy of CORPAC

Beneath the unassuming surface of Cuenca, a hidden treasure awaits, where adventure and convenience converge. Have you ever considered taking flight from Cuenca? If not, you absolutely should. This Ecuadorian gem is rewriting the travel script, and we’ve got the inside scoop to share.

When you first set foot in Ecuador, you might be astounded by the grandeur of the bus terminals, dwarfing the airports. But if you’re seeking to elevate your travel experience, Cuenca’s Aeropuerto Mariscal La Mar is the answer. The new Trainvia conveniently delivers you right to the terminal’s doorstep.

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Built in 1941 and revamped in 2008, this airport, managed by CORPAC, provides a gateway to an unforgettable journey. With an impressive average of 40,000 passengers arriving and departing each month, it’s a bustling hub connecting you to Ecuador’s beauty and beyond.

Cuenca’s sky bridge is served by three airlines, each offering a unique window to the world:

  1. LATAM Ecuador: With 25 weekly flights to Quito and 4 to Guayaquil, your choices are aplenty.
  2. AVIANCA Ecuador: Offering 10 weekly flights to Quito, your escape is just a flight away.
  3. AEROREGIONAL: With 8 to 10 weekly flights to Quito, your adventure begins at takeoff.

But that’s not all! ECUACONDOR, a newcomer, is on the horizon, set to connect Cuenca with Quito and Guayaquil.

This airline, with its intimate 50-passenger aircraft, anticipates taking flight in the latter half of 2023, promising even more travel options.

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Cuenca’s airport has woven convenience into every nook and cranny for expat travelers:

  • On the second floor, a delightful food court tantalizes your taste buds.
  • A bank and ATM ensure your financial needs are met.
  • Coffee shops beckon in the main hall and pre-boarding area.
  • Discover handcrafted treasures in the pre-boarding area and main hall.
  • For the wanderers at heart, rent-a-car services open new avenues.
  • Immerse yourself in luxury at the VIP lounge in the pre-boarding area – a tranquil haven available to everyone for a small fee.

The airport’s new management is fervently committed to enhancing your travel experience, striving to expand connectivity with additional airlines and fresh routes.

The Food Court’s transformation is already underway, featuring a broader array of culinary delights, a treat for your senses. A revamped VIP lounge promises to elevate your pre-flight moments, and the terminal’s commercial area is getting a makeover to captivate your imagination.

But the best part? You can now journey to various American cities without the hassle of collecting your luggage in Quito or Guayaquil. 

Picture this: checking your bags in Cuenca and having them delivered to your final destination in New York, Miami, Bogotá, or Lima. This is travel made easy!

Already, flight options have expanded, with nearly a 20% increase in available seats. Brace yourself for 2024, as the airport gears up to introduce even more flights and connections.

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So, before your next adventure, remember to check out Aeropuerto Mariscal La Mar. For all your flight information, head over to  It’s time to unlock the wonders of Cuenca and beyond. Fly high, dream big, and let your journey begin!