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 YTD February 2019 was 322,602 pax.
Total European market: Passenger O&D between Aruba and Europe YTD February 2019 was 23,225 pax.
Total Latin America market: Passenger O&D between Aruba and Latin America YTD February 2019 was 75,762 pax.
Total Caribbean market: Passenger O&D between Aruba and the rest of the Caribbean in YTD February 2019 was 25,022 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
  • NACO wins design contract for state-of-theart redevelopment of Aruba International Airport
  • Airports large and small from around the globe demonstrated airports’ commitment to providing an excellent customer experience.
  • AAA receives “Highly Commended” and Runner-up status at The Routes Airport Marketing Awards in The Bahamas
  • We are proud to include Southwest Airlines in our Big Aruban family Southwest Airlines operates daily more than 3,600 flights With the largest fleet of Boeing in the world
  • Second Americas Routes Marketing Award for Aruba Airport - Winner of “under four million passengers” category.

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.

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

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.

Dec 2017

  • Delta Air Lines started new service from Minneapolis to Aruba with 1 weekly SAT flight with their B757 aircraft.

Dec 2017

  • On Dec 23, 2017 Aruba welcomed Sun Country Airlines as a new airline with service to a new gateway from Minneapolis to Aruba with 1 weekly SAT flight. Route is served with their B737-800 aircraft.

Dec 2017

  • Westjet increased service from Toronto from 2 to 3 weekly flights. Extra SUN flight started on Dec 10, 2017.

Dec 2017

  • Delta Air Lines started new service from Minneapolis to Aruba with 1 weekly SAT flight with their B757 aircraft.

Nov 2017

  • KLM introduced additional service on Tuesdays for their AMS-AUA route starting Winter 2017-2018 (Nov 2) and went from 6x weekly to daily service.

Apr 2017

  • Avianca increased service to/from Bogota with 4 additional frequencies to total of 11 weekly flights. The new flights are carried out on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Apr 2017

  • Surinam Airways started new service from Sanford Orlando to Aruba with 1 weekly flight and with an additional frequency starting mid-summer.

Jan 2017

  • Jetblue Airways grew its presence in both Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood and the Caribbean with new Aruba Flights. JetBlue started new service between Fort Lauderdale Hollywood airport and Aruba’s Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) as of January 4, 2017 with their A320.

Jan 2017

  • Jetblue Airways increased service to/from JFK with 3rd SAT frequency starting Jan 2016.

Dec 2016

  • American Airlines restarted as of December 15th, 2016 its 3rd daily service Aruba – Miami as of December 15th, 2016 up to January 8, 2017.

Dec 2016

  • New Airline Wingo started service from Bogota to Aruba with 2 weekly flights.

Dec 2016

  • Westjet increased service from Toronto from 2 to 3 weekly flights. Extra THU flight started on Dec 22, 2016.

Nov 2016

  • Jetblue Airways increased service to/from BOS with 3rd SAT frequency starting Nov 2016 & also introduced their larger MINT aircraft A321 with 190 seats on the BOS-AUA route.

July 2016

  • KLM introduced additional service and capacity AMS-AUA for summer 2016 (July 10-Sep 4) as well as permanent additional service starting Winter 2016-2017 from 5x to 6x weekly  SUN– A330-300 292 seats as well as A330-200 243 seats

June 2016

  • Aserca Airlines introduced service from Valencia during June 2016 . The route will be served daily excl. Wednesdays with their MD-80′s. Aserca Airlines competes with Laser, Avior Airlines & Aruba Airlines on the VLN-AUA route.

May 2016

  • Thomson re-introduced MAN-AUA service starting May 2016 after 4 years (2012). Service to Manchester  is 1x Weekly, on Mondays with their B787-800 “Dreamliner”.