The cheapest times to fly from UIO to MEC are

  • January 22nd to June 3rd (except the week of March 19th)
  • August 13th to December 16th

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from UIO to MEC is late November to early December. Prices can be as high as $185 for Sunday flights during late December, or as low as $82 for Saturday flights around late November to early December.


When to Fly to Manta

Flying from Quito (UIO) to Manta (MEC) will usually cost between $88 to $124 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late November to early December with an average ticket price of $90. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $127. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $37 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $108 can be considered a good price for a round-trip UIO to MEC flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the UIO to MEC route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

UIO to MEC Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the UIO to MEC flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Quito. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.42, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Saturday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $15 (13%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Saturday and returning a week later will cost an average of $102. Return trip prices are from the MEC to UIO flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from UIO to MEC can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 1 hour 16 minutes may be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is a nonstop flight from UIO to MEC while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) in Guayaquil

  • 100 miles (161 km) away from MEC
  • Usually 25.00% less expensive than MEC
  • Nonstop flights available

See UIO to GYE flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from UIO to MEC? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 2 major airlines flying this route most often: Avianca, TAME, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Eloy Alfaro International Airport to Old Mariscal Sucre International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 161 miles or 259 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from UIO to MEC?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop UIO to MEC flight is about 1 hour 16 minutes.

How many flights go between Quito and Manta?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 4 available flights from UIO to MEC.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code UIO
Origination airport name Old Mariscal Sucre International Airport
City Quito
Country Ecuador
Latitude -0.1
Longitude -78.5

Return Airport

Destination code MEC
Destination airport name Eloy Alfaro International Airport
City Manta
Country Ecuador
Latitude -0.9
Longitude -80.7


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