Queen Beatrix International Airport – Aruba (AUA/TNCA)

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Caribbean Calling: Aruba is a magnet for US leisure travelers and a market with huge potential for big name airlines. Recent developments include the introduction of LAN Airlines in December 2013 with 2x weekly flights to Bogota. Also new route launched from Avior Airlines, MAR-AUA with 2x weekly flights and VLN-AUA starting June 2014. Aruba also welcomed the CCS-AUA route launch from Insel Air Aruba with 2 weekly flights and new routes MIA-AUA & VLN-AUA, LRM-AUA and GEO-AUA starting April and June 2014. Southwest Airlines also announced that Aruba will be one of their first international destinations starting July 2014, taking over Airtran’s operations from BWI, MCO & FLL and adding an extra 4 weekly flights. Finally, COPA will also be increasing PTY-AUA service from 7x weekly to 11x weekly starting July 2014.

Total continent volumes

Total North American market: Annual arriving and departing market between Aruba and North America Q1 2014 was 342,928 pax – down 1% vs 2013.
Total European market: Annual arriving and departing market between Aruba and Europe Q1 2014 was approximately 24,850 pax – up 24% vs 2013
Total Latin America market: Annual arriving and departing market between Aruba and Latin America Q1 2014 was approximately 122,644 pax – up 5% vs 2013
Total Caribbean market: Annual arriving and departing market between Aruba and the rest of the Caribbean in Q1 2014 was 63,688 pax – up 8% vs 2013

Other major reasons to serve this airport

Aruba has a great reputation for throwing memorable route launch parties to market its new routes. Whether the inaugural is during the day or late in the evening hours, the Aruba Airport team will make sure that every VIP and guests feel welcome with a great celebration!

Queen Beatrix International Airport marketing team

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.

Peter Steinmetz and Jo-Anne Arends.

Press releases

Aruba Airport welcomed the Arke Dreamliner

Diverse landscape: While the Aruban economy is built around tourism, a large workforce is dependent on the island's thriving oil sector.

Catchment Area

  • 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.

The pulsing capital, Oranjestad (Orangetown) and the island's pristine beaches are a stone's throw from the airport: a less than ten minute drive. (Photo: Aruba Tourism Authority)


  • 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
  • Pre-Clearance US Customs and immigration

Queen Beatrix International’s terminal is undergoing an “extreme makeover”, focused on further improving the Arrivals area and adding new landside f&b and retail facilities.

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 airport is currently expanding its south side where it accommodates its private airplanes in order in increase parking capacity with 61%.
  • Also the construction of 2 additional remote stands for category “C” aircraft (Boeing 737-300/Airbus 320) is under-way and is scheduled for completion before the end of 2014
  • The new remote stands will enjoy a new 410m2 lounge area with a seating capacity for 180 pax, F&B Area and additional restrooms.

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