Flights from Quito
Mariscal Sucre International Airport
The Mariscal Sucre International Airport serves Quito and the surrounding area, and it is the busiest airport in the region. It is located approximately three miles from downtown on E Iturralde. Thirteen airlines at the airport provide flights from Quito, including United Airlines, LAN, Delta and American Airlines. It can often be difficult to locate the best deals on flights from Quito. Orbitz.com can assist travelers by searching several airlines at a time.
Parking at the Airport
The airport provides parking places for both long-term and short-term parking. It is best to call the airport ahead of time to reserve a space. Parking spaces are charged by the hour or by the day, and all are within walking distance to the main terminal.
Transportation to the Airport
Many hotels in the region provide shuttles to and from the airport at no charge for their guests. The Trolebus and Servicio Escovia both have lines running from various locations in the city to the airport at flat rates. Travel from downtown Quito takes approximately 15 minutes. Taxis provide transportation to the airport at metered rates
Restaurants at the Airport
There are several restaurants and cafes located throughout the airport, which offer sandwiches, pastries and coffee. For those who prefer a sit-down breakfast menu, El Cafecito is located in downtown Quito and has a selection of breakfast items, gourmet coffees and bakery items. Orbitz.com can help travelers plan their trip by providing assistance in locating low-cost flights from Quito.
Flights to Seoul
Airports in Seoul
The South Korean city of Seoul is served by three airports. The largest airport in the city is Incheon International Airport, Seoul's international hub, where those looking for cheap flights to Seoul will likely arrive. Incheon replaced Gimpo International as the major international hub for South Korea in 2001 and was listed as the best airport in the world by Airports Council International between 2005 and 2012. The airport is serviced by most major international airlines including British Airways, Delta Airlines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines and Air Canada. Secondary airports serving the city include Gimpo International, the city's domestic hub, and Seoul Airbase, where the Republic of Korea Air Force's 15th Composite Wing is stationed. Visitors from Japan, Taiwan and China often fly into Gimpo. Incheon International is about 32 miles west of the city center, located at 2172-1 Woonseo-Dong, Joong-Gu in Incheon City.
Transportation From Incheon International Airport
Transporting from Inchon to Seoul can be done quickly by using the Incheon International Airport Railroad airport express. The train leaves the airport every 30 minutes, arriving in Seoul in about 43 minutes at a cost of $3.30. Taxi service from the airport is also available, including international taxis that provide drivers who speak English, Japanese and Chinese. The taxi takes about 60 minutes to make the journey, with rates for standard taxi service beginning at $38.50 and international taxis charging a flat fare depending on your destination zone. You can also find private buses at the airport for larger groups. These take about 70 minutes to travel to the city center and cost about $9 per person.
Weather in Seoul
Seoul has four distinct seasons, with extreme differences between summer and winter temperatures. During summer months, temperatures can rise as high as 95 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures can drop as low as 7 degrees. During the summer season, Seoul can be hit by monsoons or typhoons. Dress as warmly as possible during winter months, as cold snaps tend to come in three-day intervals. During the summer, light clothing is the norm and umbrellas are held close to hand. Light jackets are appropriate for spring and fall.
Attractions in Seoul
Seoul can be an enjoyable city to visit, with many attractions that bring in a steady stream of tourists. There are over 100 museums in the city, the best of which is arguably the National Museum of Korea. The National Museum is located near Gyeongbokgung Palace and contains exhibits covering the folk history of the country. Festivals are also common in Seoul. The Hit Seoul Festival takes place four times a year, once during each season. The Seoul International Fireworks Festival is also a treat; it is worth booking cheap flights to Seoul each year through Orbitz.com just to view this incredible fireworks exhibition.
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