Curacao Hato International Airport CUR
serves the Dutch island of Curacao - one of the islands of the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean Sea (close to Venezuelan coast) - and its capital city Willamstad, a lovely city with Dutch architecture, listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.
CUR Airport is located near the town of Julianadorp, in the center of Curacao island, and is near Willemstad, which is on the eastern shore, or 40 miles north of Venezuela. It is a secure, comfortable and well-managed Airport.
With an estimated 1.9 million passengers a year, Curacao International Airport is served by frequent flights to/from North and South America, as well as Europe, and is visited by tourists and business travelers alike. American & United are among the airlines serving this Airport.
- Unless your departure fee is included in your airline ticket, you need to pay a departure fee ($32 for international, and $8 for domestic flights).
- Check-in for long-haul flights is 2 hrs before scheduled departure. InselAir offers a self-service check-in booth.
- Passengers boarding or transferring through the airport need to go through security check - irrespective of their destination.
- Automated self-service border control (ABC) eGates allow passengers with a European, Canadian or American e-passport to verify their identity through facial biometrics -expediting the arrival /departure processes. The eight e-gates (2 at departure hall, 6 at arrivals hall) enable passengers to control their own clearance process (authenticating passport and claiming identity through biometric verification).
The new passenger terminal at Curacao Airport
, opened in 2006, has just completed its expansion work and air-conditioned both check-in & security areas, added new shops and a Meeting Point area. Information desk are in the check-in area of the Departure Hall (tel. (599 9) 839-1000).
The Ground level
houses both the baggage claim area and the check-in counters.
The first level
houses VIP lounges, security screening, immigration, and the East Hold Room with acces to gates 1 to 3 and West Hold Room with access to gates 4 - 12, in the center of which is the transfer station. Food & drink is available at Cafe Barista & 5-Star Sports Bar. 'Lovers' offers fine food & drink products.
Other services and amenities include a bank branch, ATM machine & currency exchange, WiFi access, workstations (prepaid access cards are available at Cafe Barista); Lost & Found, and shops - Antillean Guilders and US dollars are accepted.
is available in the lot in front of the passenger terminal and offers the first 10 minutes free for passenger pick-up.
From Curacao Airport
you can rent a car or take a taxi to your end destination.
Present and future Airport developments:
Work started January 2016 on a $35M terminal expansion project - done in two phases and involving extension of western terminal, a new arrivals hall, a new gate at the departures hall, increase of passenger holdroom, a new jet bridge for larger aircraft, and new retail outlets. Upon completion by April 2018,
the terminal will have a capacity of 2.5M passengers annually.
Other improvements until 2018 include runway upgrade, the renovation of the Hato Handling, and adding a General Aviation Center.