Aruba Queen Beatrix (AUA) Airport
Aruba Queen Beatrix AUA Airport Overview
Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport AUA (its official site now using Spanish-language 'Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix' - even though Aruba belongs to the Netherlands) is located on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Aruba, and named after its former reigning queen.
With over 1million passengers in 2012, Queen Beatrix Airport is served by many international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe, and by seasonal charters.
The terminal complex at Queen Beatrix International Airport has separate buildings arranged under one roof - offering free internet, food & drink and retail concessions, duty-free, lost & found are available:
The ground floor of the passenger terminal complex accommodates check-in facilities for US bound and non-US bound passengers, and a walkway to the concession area. The arrival hall/baggage claim area is located in the center. The Arrivals part of the ground floor has a duty-free pickup/dropoff, a baggage dropoff, a secondary security screening & the Baggage Relaim Area and US Homeland Security (leading to the US-bound check-in terminal). This floor also has F&B Vending machines and telephone card machines. After passing the security checkpoint, escalators take you up to the first floor.
The first floor of the passenger terminal complex has a meditation room, F&B vending machine, gift & magazine shop, A VIP lounge for non-US bound passengers, and an American Airlines VIP lounge. This floor houses the gate area with gates 1 to 8.
Parking option at Queen Beatrix International Airport: The Parking lot is within walking distance of the terminal complex. When entering the lot, take a ticket from the dispenser and take it with you. Once you are ready to leave the lot, you can use one of thpay stations located inside the arrivals terminal. Parking fees must be paid in Aruban Florins.
If you pick up/ drop off a passenger, you can do so in the loading zone in front of the terminal, for quick discharge of your passenger & luggage. If you need more time, park in the parking lot.
Small buildings across from the arrivals terminal house rental car agencies, clearly marked.
To get from Queen Beatrix International Airport to your destination you can rent a car, take a taxi, or a bus: The taxi stand is right across from the arrivals terminal; taxis charge a minimum fare of $6 and their fees run from an estimated $15 (Talk of the Town Resort) to $30 (Tiera Del Sol golf course) You can also hire a taxi on an hourly basis at around $45.
The public bus 'Arubus' (tel. 297-582-7089 /fax 8633 or visit arubus.com) has a bus stop with regular service right outside the Airport perimeter.
Oranjestad, Aruba, Dutch Caribbean
- Website for Aruba Queen Beatrix: http://www.airportaruba.com
- Contact: http://www.airportaruba.com/home_info.php?pageid=MQ==&catid=NTI=
- Phone: (297) 524 2424
Aruba Queen Beatrix AUA Airport Update History
- AUA Airports - Oct 28, 2013
- AUA Airlines Served - Oct 2, 2013
- AUA Email - Aug 6, 2013
- AUA Airport Intro - Jun 18, 2013