Travelling to Aruba is set to become much easier over the coming years.
$200m Expansion of Queen Beatrix International Airport
The Aruba Airport Authority has announced plans for a $200 million expansion of Queen Beatrix International Airport.
Four Year Plan to Increase Capacity
The four year plan will increase capacity for the airport which is currently stretched almost to its capacity of 2.6 million passengers per year by creating a larger check-in area, 5 more gates and more space for restaurants and amenities, introducing a more efficient baggage handling system and improving security screening.
The improvements, which are set to begin next year, are intended to reduce waiting times and improve service.
The so-called “Gateway 2030” plan which will be developed by design consultancy NACO will also improve passenger preclearance for American passengers.
According to James Fazio, CEO of the Aruba Airport Authority: “We are extremely excited to kick off this vital expansion project together with NACO to create an airport that Aruba will be proud of. We are confident that NACO’s expertise will ensure a greener and more user-friendly expanded airport that will especially enhance the USA-bound passenger experience at Aruba’s only airport.”
Welcome News for Tourists & Property Buyers
The airport’s expansion and improvement will be welcome news for the 2.6 million passengers which pass through Aruba’s airport each year, including tourists, second home owners and investors on the lookout for homes for sale in Aruba.