Queen Beatrix International Airport – Aruba (AUA/TNCA)

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Total continent volumes

Total North American market: Passenger O&D between Aruba and North America in 2019 was 1,904,670 pax.
Total European market: Passenger O&D between Aruba and Europe in 2019 was 168,223 pax.
Total Latin America market: Passenger O&D between Aruba and Latin America in 2019 was 401,058 pax.
Total Caribbean market: Passenger O&D between Aruba and the rest of the Caribbean in 2019 was 186,889 pax.

Other major reasons to serve this airport

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.

Press releases

  • Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport is the first U.S. CBP Preclearance Facility to Pilot the Facial Biometrics Entry Program

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
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Latest & Ongoing Airport Developments

  • Free WIFI system
  • New Underground Fueling System
  • F&B Renovations & Expansions
  • Revamp of VIP lounges & terminal restrooms
  • New baggage system upgrade up to full EDS TSA standards
  • 3 additional Gate positions
  • Expansion U.S check-in hall
  • Rehabilitation of the runway
  • Revamp NON US Departures Plaza
  • Rehabilitation aircraft stands 1 & 2
  • Beautification of the terminal
  • Replacement runway edge lights with full LED system
  • Expansion project South Side General Aviation apron
  • East Side Apron extension – 2 category “C” (B737/A320) remote stands
  • West Side Apron extension – 2 category “C” (B737/A320) remote stands

Air Service Developments

June 2020

  • jetBlue increases summer service from JFK to 3 daily (4 daily on SAT) from late June to early September

April 2020

  • American Airlines increases LGA service to double SAT during month of April to early May

March 2020

  • Avianca increases service back to 2 daily to BOG

January 2020

  • United Airlines focuses on Chicago growth by increasing service from 2 to 5 weekly

December 2019

  • Aruba Airlines adds 2 new services to Medellin and Baranquilla
  • jetBlue Airways keeps up with strong BOS demand during peak holiday weeks with 2 additional weekly flights

November 2019

  • Air Canada includes additional mid-week service out of Toronto duing winter season
  • Delta Air Lines introduces larger aircraft our of BOS & MSP during winter season

June 2019

  • American Airlines adds new service to New York La Guardia
  • American Airlines extends the seasonal NY La Guardia service to year round

May 2019

  • Spirit Airlines adds 2 weekly flights for the period May – August 2019

March 2019

  • Southwest Airlines adds additional SUN service out of BWI for Summer 2019

March 2019

  • Delta Air Lines adds additional TUE service to MSP-AUA route starting Feb 19, 2019. The route is operated 2x weekly with their B737-800

February 2019

  • Southwest adds additional SUN service out of BWI for Summer 2019.

November 2018

  • Conviasa started LSP service on Nov 9, 2018 with 2x daily service on MON, TUE, THU, FRI & SAT
  • JetBlue Airways in winter 2018/19 season increased capacity on Boston – Aruba route, as the airline scheduled mono-class Airbus A321 aircraft on 1 daily flight, from 15NOV18

December 2018

  • Delta Air Lines extends seasonal service to BOS to year round.
  • American Airlines launched new routes to DFW & ORD with 1x weekly flights on Saturdays for both destinations on Dec 22, 2018. Additionally, American Airlines added a 3rd daily service to MIA for full winter period 2018-2019

October 2018

  • New airline Conviasa started VLN-AUA service 2x weekly on Oct 12, 2018

July 2018

  • New airline Air Century launched 2-3x weekly service JBQ-AUA on July 2, 2018.
  • New airline Winair started CUR-AUA 6x weekly service on July 19, 2018

June 2018

  • Delta adds new BOS service to their AUA network. Service on 1x weekly on SAT with B737-900
  • Avianca increased service from Bogota to Aruba from 11x weekly flights to double daily service starting June 17, 2018. Double daily service will now include TUE, WED & THU as well.
  • TUI Airlines expanded its Caribbean network on June 15th, adding new service to Aruba once a week on Fridays with their B787-800 aircraft
  • Wingo increased BOG-AUA service to 3x weekly adding WED service during summer season from June 26 to Aug 4

May 2018

  • Aruba Airlines launched on May 21 Las Piedras service 2x weekly on MON & FRI CRJ2 (50 seats)

April 2018

  • Divi Divi Air started new scheduled service out of CUR to AUA with 11 weekly flights (except Tuesdays), with double daily flights on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Jan 2018

  • Aruba Airport proudly welcomed Allegiant Air for the 1st time to Aruba on Jan 24, 2018 with a chartered flight out of Indiana.