Airports in Aruba
A small island in the Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela is a popular beach destination for tourists in the Western Hemisphere. Russian travelers also land at the Aruba airport, because heavenly beaches and amazing Caribbean festivals can impress even a tourist exhausted by many hours of flight..
Aruba International Airport
The only airport on the island has international status and bears the name of Queen Beatrix - Aruba is a federal subject of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The easiest way to get from Moscow, St. Petersburg or another Russian city to the Caribbean island is via Amsterdam. KLM Airlines has regular flights to Oranjestad, the capital of the country..
In addition to the Aruba visa, issued at the consulates and the embassy of the Netherlands, a Russian traveler will need a transit visa from the Netherlands to fly through Amsterdam. Travel time excluding connection will be about 14 hours.
An excursion into history
Aruba International Airport began in a small area on the southern coast of the island, where a three-engined plane landed in 1934. The first regular flights here began to take a year later from the island of Curosao, and five years later on the planes that landed in Aruba, the identification marks of the airlines of Barbados, Trinidad, the USA and even Portugal were visible.
During World War II, the airport was handed over to the military, and shortly after its end, a second terminal was opened..
The name of Queen Beatrix was given to the air harbor of Aruba in 1955..
On a paradise island
All international flights arrive at the island's only airport in Aruba. The city where the airport is located is called Oranjestad, and local taxi drivers will help to overcome 3.5 km from the terminal to the center of the capital. Hotels organize transfers at the request of guests.
Despite the small size of the island, Aruba airport receives a large number of international flights from different countries:
- The main fans of rest in the Caribbean are residents of Canada and the United States, and therefore many boards from Toronto, New York, Boston and Miami land here. The schedule includes flights from Air Canada, American Airlines, CanJet, Delta, JetBlue Airways and United Airlines.
- From Europe, in addition to the Dutch KLMs, Condor from Frankfurt and First Choice Airways from Manchester land at Aruba International Airport.
- Surrounding countries are Copa Airlines from Panama, Avianca from Colombia, Caribair from the Dominican Republic and Venezolana from Venezuela.
Details of the flight schedule, data on the air harbor infrastructure and other useful information for passengers can be easily found on the website - www.airportaruba.com.