The latest reports from the administration at Cuenca’s Mariscal La Mar Airport say the airport will be closed for resurfacing from mid-August until mid-September. Currently, Ecuador’s national aviation authority is also currently imposing wet weather landing restrictions, which means if there is bad weather in Cuenca flights are diverted or rerouted.
The restrictions and the resurfacing stem from an accident at the Cuenca airport back in April 2016, in which a Tame Airlines jet slipped off the runway. There is no advance notice about the weather or flight changes, so if you are planning a trip to Cuenca in August or September, we suggest flying into Guayaquil or Quito and then taking a bus, van, or private driver to Cuenca.
For more info on bus schedules, check http://www.latinbus.com or to find a recommendation for a van or driver, check http://www.gringopost.com
If you would like to know more about Cuenca’s airport and the airplane accident from April, read this story https://www.cuencahighlife.com/cuenca-airport-close-august-runway-resurfacing/