Coca Airport Closure

CLOSURE OF COCA AIRPORT – OPERATION OF PROGRAMS IN AMAZONIA

The airport of Coca will be closed between May 4 and July 17, 2009.  During this period, the programs in Amazonia will operate as follows:

SACHA LODGE

Guests of SACHA LODGE will take TAME flights to the airport of Lago Agrio.  Sacha Lodge will provide private transfer from Lago Agrio to Coca and back (the distance between Lago Agrio and Coca is approximately one hour).

From Monday to Friday flights are:
Quito – Lago Agrio  TAME flight EQ201 departing Quito at 10:00 and arriving to Lago Agrio at 10:30
Lago Agrio – Quito  TAME flight EQ202 departing Lago Agrio at 11:00 and arriving to Quito at 11:30

On Saturdays:
Quito – Lago Agrio  TAME flight EQ207 departing Quito at 10:00 and arriving to Lago Agrio at 10:30
Lago Agrio – Quito  TAME flight EQ208 departing Lago Agrio at 11:00 and arriving to Quito at 11:30

LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGE

Guests of LA SELVA JUNGLE LODGE will use mainly VIP Airline for flights to Lago Agrio, although the same flights stated above could also be used.

Transportation Lago Agrio – Coca – Lago Agrio will be provided by the airline, but a representative of La Selva will accompany guests on this portion.

From Monday to Friday flights are:
Quito – Lago Agrio  VIP flight departing Quito at 09:15 and arriving to Lago Agrio at 09:50
Lago Agrio – Quito VIP flight departing Lago Agrio at 14:50 (2:30 PM) and arriving to Quito at 15:25 (3:25 PM)

On Saturday:
Quito – Lago Agrio VIP flight departing Quito at 7:00 and arriving to Lago Agrio at 07:35
Lago Agrio – Quito VIP flight departing Lago Agrio at 12:00 noon and arriving to Quito at 12:35

NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER

Guests of NAPO WILDLIFE CENTER will take VIP flights from Quito to Lago Agrio with the same schedule as above.   Take note that VIP airline departs from its own hangar, not from the terminal.  Transportation between Lago Agrio and Coca will be in comfortable and safe buses.

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