Guayaquil (officially Santiago de Guayaquil, is the largest andthe most populous city in Ecuador, with a metro area population exceeding 3million, as well as that nation's main port.
The city is the capital of the Ecuadorian province of Guayas and the seat ofthe namesake canton.
Guayaquil is located on the western bank of the Guayas River, which flows intothe Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Guayaquil.
José Joaquín de Olmedo International airport (Aeropuerto InternacionalJosé Joaquín de Olmedo) (International airport code: GYE) isan airport serving Guayaquil, a city in the province of Guayas in Ecuador.
The airport was named after José Joaquín de Olmedo, a notable Ecuadorian poet,and first mayor of the city of Guayaquil.
It was formerly known as Simón Bolívar International airport.