Queen Beatrix International Airport - Aruba (AUA/TNCA)
New routes and frequency possibilities and why these routes would work
Pittsburgh is one of our most underserved markets from the USA. 12,081 passengers travelled from PIT to AUA between August 2009 and August 2010 via other airports, including CLT (3,628 pax), ATL (2,346 pax) and IAD (1,042 pax).
Baltimore is another underserved market from the USA. 11,143 passengers travelled from BWI to AUA during the period between August 2009 and August 2010 via other airports, including MIA (2,533 pax), CLT (3,653 pax) and ATL (1,919 pax).
|Los Angeles, CA|
Los Angeles is also an interesting market to Aruba Airport from the USA. 9,671 passengers travelled from LAX to AUA between August 2009 and August 2010 via other airports. Passengers travelled via for example MIA (4,031 pax), JFK (1,721 pax) and ATL (1,686 pax) during this period.
|Dallas-Forth Worth, TX|
Traffic flow from Dallas-Forth Worth to Aruba was also present in the period between August 2009 and August 2010: an average of 4,208 passengers. During the same period, DFW traffic to AUA mostly flew through MIA (3113 pax), CLT (498 pax) and ATL (380 pax).
Traffic from Montreal to Aruba has also been an interesting market. A total of 8,271 pax travelled between August 2009 and August 2010 to AUA from YUL through airports such as MIA, ATL and CLT. Airports such as EWR, IAD and BOS were also used.
Total European market: Annual arriving and departing market between Aruba and Europe is approximately 133,000 pax (+1.7% since 2007). This amount has decreased, however, by approximately 1% year to-date up to August 2010.
A total average of 888 pax travelled to AUA from LHR between August 2009 and August 2010. 66% travelled through MIA or JFK with AA and 28% through AMS on KL (6%)/MP (22%).
Total Latin America market: Annual arriving and departing market between Aruba and Latin America is approximately 300,000 pax (+29% from 2007 to 2009). The amount has decreased however with approximately 5% year-to-date in August 2010.
|São Paulo (GRU), Brazil|
Between August 2009 and August 2010, 5,937 pax travelled from GRU to AUA: 75% via BOG, 16% via PTY, 5% through MIA and 3% on a direct flight to AUA.
Between August 2009 and August 2010, 1,835 pax travelled from LIM to AUA: 42% via BOG, 54% via PTY and 4% through MIA.
Total Caribbean market: Annual arriving and departing market between Aruba and the Caribbean, including CUR, BON and SXM is 200,000 pax (-29% from 2007 to 2009). The amount has decreased with approximately 2.1% year to date in August 2010.
|Phillipsburg, Sint Maarten|
7,278 pax travelled between Saint Maarten and Aruba between August 2009 and August 2010. 99% of these pax travel from SXM to AUA via CUR.
|San Juan, Puerto Rico|
1,548 pax travelled between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Aruba from August 2009 to August 2010. 63% of these pax travelled from SJU via MIA, 19% via PTY and 18% via CUR.
Other major reasons to serve this airport
- Strategically located within the Americas
- US Pre-cleared Station
Marketing and other support
- Aruba Airport Authority N.V. offers tailored support packages to airline partners whom are members of our family and those that are contemplating joining in the fun.
- We have a close working relationship with our tourism partners: the Aruba Tourism Authority and the Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association.
- Our detailed support package for marketing, sales and public relations is a collaboration of best practices from each stakeholder and a sure recipe for success!
- Launching a service is one thing, but working together to maintain and grow service is our secret to success. Plus, we have earned a reputation for throwing the best service launch parties in the region.
- AAA receives "Highly Commended" and Runner-up status at The Routes Airport Marketing Awards in The Bahamas
View the press release
- You can get from one side to the other side of the island within 45 minutes. Traffic? All right – make it 35 minutes. Imagine this; time between deplaning and enjoying your first cocktail underneath a palm tree with sun block – 60 minutes flat.
Under-served freight opportunities and other economic impact factors
Please contact us for more information on freight opportunities.
- Aruba's capital city Oranjestad is located five minutes from the airport
- The main road connecting the western and eastern part of the island passes in front of the airport
- Taxi cabs, bus transportation and car rental agencies are located on property
- Eagle Beach, famous for miles of white beaches and turquoise waters, hosts several low-rise resorts, time share and condominium properties are a mere 10-minute ride from the airport
- Palm Beach, the largest strip of beach and home to world-class high-rise resorts, is not very far from Eagle Beach and not more than 15 minutes by car from the airport
Infrastructure & Operations
- Runways: one runway 11/29 – 2808 meters long
- Slot Coordinated: No
- Operating hours: 07:00 – 24:00 daily
- A single-terminal concept with a USA departing wing; a non-USA departing wing and an arrival wing in the middle. There are continuous renovations going on.
- Min. connect time: 1 hr and 45 minutes
- Fantastic Shopping Mall; Central Security; Food Court; WiFi; VIP Lounges
Important infrastructure developments and/or other news
- Aruba Airport is currently undergoing an "Extreme Makeover" as we like to call it. All departure areas have undergone this makeover over the last three to four years and now our main focus is the arrival areas.
- Our landside access facilities will also be upgraded during 2010/2011 and will include new access routes and new landside F&B facilities and retail options.
- Enhancing our passenger experience by adding additional CUSS kiosks to our check-in areas are also part of the plans for 2011.
- An additional hold room will be added to enhance the quality of service to our aircraft that use remote boarding in 2011.