Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix

Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix

Aruba's first experience with the aviation world was on July 24, 1925. Back then, the first Hydro-aircraft IDOR landed in the Paardenbaai harbor of Oranjestad, Aruba. The former Lt. Governor Mr. H.E.G. Wagemaker of Aruba presented the first plans for the construction of an airport for the island in 1933.

The area designated for this project was the area at the south coast named Dakota (Wayaca). The landing of the first tri-engine Fokker aircraft SNIP occurred on December 23, 1934 at Savaneta.

Between Aruba and Curaçao the first scheduled flight was performed on January 19, 1935. In this same year 2659 passengers were transported between the two islands.

The project of expanding Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix was given the name "Beatrix 2OOO". The entire time span of this expansion was approximately 3 years.

Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix has been turned into a modern and passenger friendly airport. The expansion entailed the construction of 2 completely new terminal buildings for departure and hold room areas and the renovation of the existing terminal building for arrivals.

In total the new Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix consists of three floors. Thus, the arriving and departing passengers do not intermingle during their flow through the airport. This ensures the safety of our passengers and ensures a continuous passenger flow.

The airport has 13 aircraft parking positions equipped with a parking guidance system suitable for most types of aircraft. From small aircraft up to Boeing 747 and 777. Nose-in Push-Out is available on all parking positions.

General Aviation Services at Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix are provided by Universal Aviation Aruba. Starting January 2009, US Pre-clearance for General Aviation will be available for all flights to the US.


Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix, Aruba Airport Authority Oranjestad
Dutch Caribbean

Contact Info
(+297) 5242424

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