TAB Airport is located at Crown Point, the southwest end of the Island, near the town of Canaan and 11 km from Tobago's capital Scarborough,
With an estimated 955,000 passengers in 2016, the small Airport is served by British Airways and Caribbean airlines, and by charter flights. However, most of the air traffic is between the Caribbean islands.
The passenger terminal at Crown Point International offers a bank branch and an ATM from Republic Bank, and some shops, cafes & rental car counter. Business & Conference facilities can be found at the Crown Beach Hotel, within walking distance of the Airport. A new VIP lounge has opened recently.
The long-delayed upgrade of the terminal has yet to be officially announced - Tobago's official airport site of its operator (Airports Authority of Trinidad & Tobago) was not updated since 2014! Meanwhile, The domestic departure lounge has been upgraded.
- Construction of a new terminal building and related Airport improvements are currently being considered.
Important information for visitors to Trinidad and Tobago: Language:
English is the main language; Time Zone: minus 4 hrs of GMT, with no DLT; Currency: TT$. You pay a departure tax of TT$100 (US$17) in either cash (US dollars accepted) or by credit card (Visa & American Express); Telephone: the country code is 1 868; Rainy Season: December-May.
To get from the Airport to your destination, taxis seem to be the only choice, and taxi dispatchers are on duty outside of the terminal.
Differences between the two islands: Trinidad is more business-oriented and its culture tends to be more South American, as it once was part of it, while Tobago is more laid back. Taxis: Do make sure to take only taxis with an 'H' (hired) on the license plate, or use a so-called 'call a cab' taxi. Both Islands abound with culinary delights; be sure to try their favorites, which are roti, doubles, shark and bake, and pelau, among others. Beaches: snorkel, dive, swim, rent a boat, or do nothing - the options are yours!
For places & events at Tobago, open: www.discovertnt.com/tobago/touring/