We found check in staff to be reasonable though it was irritating to be a queue a long time only to find people shoehorned in front of you from the sides. Baggage reclaim was a breeze though we nearly got caught out again by their requesting your counterfoil - general in South America we found. However on departure things went from bad to worse. Quito is VERY prone to being closed to arrivals during bad weather - which means more than moderate rain. No arrivals means no departures and with only 6 departure lounges the place clogs up quickly. No one wants them to endanger their passengers but they should try making sure their information boards reflect reality and that instead of playing back endlessly pre-recorded non information they actually do inform people whether the airport will open again. We were due to fly out at 18.30 we were informed that we would be taking a local flight to Guayaquil. We didn't. We were informed that our flight wouls`leave at 20.30 - it didn't 21.30 it didn't though it had stopped raining. at 22.00 we were told we would be put up overnight in a hotel although the flight was shown as leaving at 22.30 (the boards also said the airport was still closed). We were hauled out of bed at 4.30 to be at the airport for an 08.00 departure it was late. Once again we were not informed when we would be leaving our departure gate was changed without apology and we were generally treated like recalcitrant cattle. I shall never use this Airport again if I can possibly avoid it. The contrast with Guayaquil (also in Ecuador) was striking.