Our story began in 2008 when Corporación América Airports, CAAP, won the Ecuadorian government's bid to build and operate an environmentally friendly airport in the Galapagos Islands.
To achieve this, we set ambitious goals and envisioned the construction of a 100% sustainable building that would contribute to maintain the Galapagos Islands as a World Heritage Site. We decided to take advantage of the island's lighting, temperature, and wind conditions, adapting the construction to make the most of nature.
We have responsibly complied the environmental norms required by the Ministry of the Environment of Ecuador and the Galapagos National Park, from construction to current operation. Not settling for this, we have pushed ourselves even further, until we became a worldwide airport benchmark.
We are the World's First Ecological Airport, something that has been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council by granting us the LEED GOLD level certification. This award was bestowed on us for our design and construction aimed at optimizing the use of energy, lighting, water consumption and the use of ecological and recycled materials.
In addition, we are the First Airport in Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain the "Carbon Neutral" certificate granted by the Airports Council International (ACI), through its Airport Carbon Accreditation program. This means that the airport manages, reduces and offsets all carbon emissions generated by our operations.
These achievements are particularly noteworthy because they have been attained in an ecological sanctuary such as the Galapagos Islands.
Corporación América Airports wins
Ecuadorian government's bid to build and operate an airport in the Galapagos Islands
Signing of the concession
contract for the construction of an ecological airport on Baltra Island
of the Galapagos Ecological Airport concludes
LEED Gold level certification awarded
by the U.S. Green Building Council
Carbon Footprint Identification
of the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program of the Airport Council International (ACI)
Carbon Neutral Certification awarded
by the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) program of the Airport Council International (ACI)
Employer of Preference Recognition
granted by IDB INVEST for equity practices
UN Women Signing
of the agreement to comply with the 7 Women's Empowerment Principles
SDG 13 Leaders
We led the SDG 13 Working Group of the United Nations Global Compact
Airport Service Quality Certification
first place, by Airport Service Quality (ASQ)
Buckingham Palace Declaration
signatories of this initiative against illegal species trafficking
Safe Airport Certification
by the Airport Council International, ACI´s Airport Health Accreditation
Environmental Management Systems Certification
Recognition of SDG 13 Good Business Practices
by the Carbon Neutral program
Green Airport Recognition
awarded by the Airport Council International, ACI
Recognition of our commitment to equality
for girls and women by Plan International.
Male Leader, He for She
awarded to our General Manager
Socially Responsible Company
by the CERES organization
Recognition "Best Places to Work for Women in Ecuador 2022"
awarded by Great Place to Work Ecuador
Inclusion in the ranking of "Best Places to Work in Ecuador”
2022 Edition, held by the international consulting firm Great Place to Work
We are the main entrance to the Galapagos Islands, a World Natural Heritage Site. Located on Baltra Island, we guarantee an airport service according to our users' needs, meeting the highest international standards of quality and safety.
We are the First Ecological Airport in the World and the First in Latin America and the Caribbean to be Carbon Neutral. We have received the most important international certifications that attest to our work and have positioned us as a global benchmark for respect and conservation of the planet. Our work also encompasses other sustainable actions framed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
We are proud to share that as a result of our operations, we have become one of the most important sources of investment in the Galapagos Islands and represent one of its main sources of employment.
We are part of Corporación América Airports, CAAP, the most important private airport operator in the world, to whom the Ecuadorian government granted the concession of this airport for 15 years, through ECOGAL S.A., the concession holder responsible for our administration and operation.nuestra administración y operación.
We are more than just an airport, we are more than just a company, we are a group of people committed to generate transcendental and sustainable changes for a better world.
Our operation in figures
Decisions with an organizational impact are approved by the Management Committee, based on input from the heads of each area. Since 2019 we have a Gender Committee integrated by: sustainability delegate, medical doctor, social worker and human resources manager.
As part of the airport operations, we have an Avian Hazard Committee, a runway operational safety committee and safety and facilitation subcommittees.
Board of Directors
Corporación América Airports is a "world-leading" private airport operator that acquires, develops and operates airport concessions.