Quasar Expeditions reports that Guayaquil’s Jose Joaquin Olmedo airport will be closed for runway maintenance from 12 midnight until 8 am each day from NOVEMBER 5 through NOVEMBER 24, 2008 (20 days).
Only flights that were scheduled to land in Guayaquil during the time frame specified above will be affected. These flights will either be canceled, forced to land in Quito or undergo a change of schedule, depending on the airline. If traveling to Guayaquil on these dates, you should confirm with your airline if there will be any change to their regular flight schedule.
All other flights will operate normally, including flights to the Galapagos Islands. There is NO CHANGE to Galapagos flight schedule for these dates.
Ecuador is famous for last minute announcements like this, and if previous airport maintenance projects are any indicator, don’t be surprised to see the repairs take longer than scheduled.