Trinidad Piarco (POS) Airport
Trinidad Piarco POS Airport Overview
While the island of Trinidad is more business-oriented and its culture tends to be more South American, the island of Tobago is more laid back. Both Islands abound with culinary delights; be sure to try their favorites, which are roti, doubles, shark and bake, and pelau, among others.
Piarco Airport is located in the town of Piarco, 25 miles east of Port of Spain, the capital city of Trinidad, belonging to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, and situated off the coast of Venezuela, S.A. The Airport is in close proximity to Caroni, Centento, St. Kelene, Kelly Village and Chin Chin Savanna Village.
With one long runway and an estimated 2.5 million passengers a year (about half of which are international passengers), Piarco International Airport is hub to Caribbean Airlines and is served by by a number of regular & charter airlines, as well as by commuter planes to other Caribbean Islands.
You pay the required departure tax in either cash (US dollars accepted) or by credit card (Visa & American Express);
The on-Airport hotel - the Bel Air International Hotel, located across from the runway, offers business & conference facilities.
Piarco Airport has two passenger terminals - The North Terminal and the South Terminal:
The North Terminal is the main passenger terminal and can easily handle peak passenger traffic. The terminal layout consists of a landside core structure, a single-level duty-free shopping mall and a two-level Y-shaped concourse, and has a large glass-domed public atrium. It has 14 aircraft gates for international flights and 2 ground level domestic gates, 82 ticket counters, a flight information & a baggage information display system. The terminal's three concourses are divided into gates 1-7, 8-14, and the Tobago concourse serving Tobago flights only.
Amenities and services include free wireless hotspots; food & drink establishments, as well as shops and duty-free shops can be found in both terminals; First Citizens Bank offers currency exchange services & ATM cash machines. Rental car counters for major agencies are located in the Arrivals area of the terminal, at Customs exit.
The South Terminal was turned into a VIP Terminal serving high-end travelers with private executive jet facilies. The Airports Administration Center for the Airport Authority of Trinidad & Tobago is located in the South Terminal.
Parking is available for short- and long-term parking close to the terminal.
Trinidad Data: Language: English; Time Zone: minus 4 hrs of GMT, with no DLT; Currency: TT$; Country telephone code: 1 868; Rainy Season: December-May.