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Caracas Maiquetia (CCS) Airport

Caracas Maiquetia CCS Airport Overview

Caracas Maiquetia International Airport CCS ('Aeropuerto Internacional de Maiquetia Simon Bolivar') is gateway to famed Angel Falls (Salto Angel) and serves the capital city of Caracas and the Venezuelan state of Vargas. The Airport has experienced a rapid increase in passengers in each of the years starting with 2005.   CCS is operated by state-owned IAIM (Instituto Autonomo del Areapuerto Internacional de Maiquetia).

CCS Airport is located in Maiquetia (Vargas State), near the interchange of motorway 2 (Autopista Caracas-LaGuaira) and Avenida La Armada, and is 16 miles north of the city of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, S.A. The Airport, which is and to Curacao island, can be reached within 30-60 minutes, depending on the traffic, and is accessible via the Autopista Norte-Sur from the east, or Avenida Aeropuerto from the west.

Serving over 10 million passengers iyearly, Caracas Maiquetia Airport  is served by as host of domestic and international airlines offering flights to cities throughout Venezuela, the Americas, and to Europe.

NOTE: It is recommended that you arrive two hours prior to domestic departure, and three hours prior to international departure schedules. The Airport charges a departure tax  and a national airport tax.

An on-Airport Hilton Hotel located opposite International Arrivals will offer conference facilities.

The passenger terminal complex at Caracas Maiquetia Airport consists of  three terminals - International, Domestic, and Commuter Terminal.  For assistance, the domestic terminals can be reached at 303.1403/ or 08 and the International terminal can be reached at 303.1526/ or 27, 28, 50, 81, 82.
International & Domestic terminals have undergone recent renovations (new aerobridges, 2 new boarding gates, runway & taxiway rehabilitation and a new long-term Parking Garage), and are modern and airy. While they are linked by a pedestrian walkway, they are also served by a free shuttle bus.
The color designs on the floor and on some walls in the Terminals are the creation of noted Venezuelan plastic artist Cruz Diez.

Services and amenities:
Information desks are serving passengers in the International Terminal (Tel: 0212 303 1526) and the Domestic Terminal (Tel: 0212 303 1403).
Foreign exchange, ATM machines, postal and telecommunication services are located in both terminals; while the Domestic Terminal also offers an express courier service; pay phones & IDD, a variety of eateries and shops, left-luggage and medical services, and in the International Terminal a duty-free shop, a pharmacy, some travel agencies & tour operators.
Executive lounges include: the Simon Bolivar (2d floor--Domestic) and Venezuela Lounge, American Airlines Admiral Club and United-Iberia (2d floor--International). 

Parking options at Caracas Maiquetia Airport include short- and long-term carparks in front of both terminals, and open year-round.

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