Curacao Hato (CUR) Airport
Curacao Hato CUR Airport Overview
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.
NOTE: 1. 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).
2. Check-in for long-haul flights is 2 hrs before scheduled departure. InselAir offers a self-service check-in booth.
3. Passengers boarding or transferring through the airport need to go through security check - irrespective of their destination.
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.
Parking 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: Considerable expansion work (from current 1.6M to future 2.5M annual passenger capacity) will start soon and is scheduled for completion by 2017/8. The passenger holdroom will double, a new jet bridge capable of accommodating aircraft A380 class will be added, and a new Arrivals Corridor is to improve passenger flow, and reduce aircraft turn-around time. The expanded commercial space should allow for more customer amenities offering new retail and food & drink options.
Other improvements until 2018 include runway upgrade, the renovation of the Hato Handling, and adding a General Aviation Center.