The Routes Americas 2018 Conference Programme included a keynote interview with Declan Ryan, the chief executive of Viva Air, plus Javier Suarez Casado from VivaAerobus and Paúl Granda López, Ecuador's minister for transport and public works.
There was also panel debates on natural disasters, airport privatisation, low-cost carriers and the state of the region's aviation market.
Here we take a look at some of the key quotes during the event in Quito:
Headlines from Routes Americas 2018:
Viva Air targets Ecuador and New York Stock Exchange listing
Live blog - Routes Americas 2018
VivaAerobus to explore more US routes
Declan Ryan podcast: a life in aviation
Would privatisation of airports present opportunities or threats?
Routes Americas is handed over to Quebec City