Welcome To Queen Beatrix Int. Airport (AUA)
The airport on Aruba “One Happy Island” is one of the few Caribbean hubs that offers pre-clearance through U.S. Immigration. And last December it became the first Caribbean island to offer digital embarkation and customs cards for incoming travelers. The addition of complimentary WI-FI earlier this year is icing on the cake.
Aruba Queen Beatrix International Airport AUA – or ‘Aeropuerto Internactional Reina Beatrix’ – is located on the beautiful Caribbean Island of Aruba, and named after its former reigning queen. With over 2.5million passengers yearly, Queen Beatrix Airport is served by many international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe, and by seasonal charters.
Instead of using either a passport or boarding pass, passengers proceed through all airport control points with their identities checked by looking at facial recognition cameras.
U.S.-bound passengers may now take advantage of the new APC kiosks (automated passport control) for speedier customs control – available to U.S. passport & green-card holders, to Canadian passport holders, and to passengers from a visa-waiver country. Preclearance automats are also available to travelers between Aruba & The Netherlands
The terminal complex – with separate buildings arranged under one roof – offers free internet, food & drink and retail concessions, duty-free, & lost & found. The ground level is for both check-in & arrivals. It houses check-in facilities for US bound and non-US bound passengers, and a walkway to the concession area. The arrivals hall/ baggage claim area is located in the center and has a duty-free pickup/drop-off, a baggage drop-off, a secondary security screening & the Baggage Reclaim Area and US Homeland Security (leading to the US-bound check-in terminal). This level 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 level houses a meditation room, F&B vending machine, gift & magazine shop, A VIP lounge for non-US bound passengers, and an American Airlines VIP lounge at gates 2 & 7, and has access to the gate area with gates 1 – 8. A Meditation room is at gate 2.
– Banking: CMB bank branch & its ATM machine are near the non-US check-in area, and ATMs are in the Main Concession area. A drive-through ATM machine of RBC is is outside of the Non-US chec-in area.
– For passenger pickup/ drop-off, you may use the loading zone in front of the terminal for quick discharge of passenger & luggage.
– The Parking lot is within walking distance of the terminal complex. Fees must be paid in Aruban Florins.
– Rental Car agencies are located in the small buildings across from the arrivals terminal – clearly marked.
Wi-Fi: Connecting to the internet is free and easy. Just enable wi-fi on your device and follow the short steps. In a few moments you will be connected to FREE airport wi-fi courtesy of Aruba Airport.
Car Rental: Across the arrival terminal there are 10 car rental operators, including internationally known brands and local.
Whether you like a car to cruise around the island in style or a 4×4 that can take you through the rough terrains of Aruba, you can always find a car that meets your demands amongst our car rental operators.
Besides these 10 car rental operators situated at the airport, there are also off-airport car rental operators providing shuttle bus services to and from the airport.
James L. Fazio – Chief Executive Officer: James L. Fazio works for a U.S. subsidiary company of Schiphol Group and is the Chief Executive Officer of Aruba Airport Authority N.V. since September 2014. Prior to working in Aruba, Mr. Fazio was the Chief Operating Officer at JFK Airport’s Terminal 4, and was part of the transition team in 1997, when Schiphol was the successful bidder for the privatization of JFK Airport’s International Arrivals Building; at the time, the largest airport privatization project in the U.S. Prior to joining the Schiphol team, Mr. Fazio worked for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in various airport operations positions, including assignments at each of the NY area major airports. Mr. Fazio has nearly 30 years’ experience in airport management, is a commercial pilot, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and Communications and an MBA from Adelphi University in New York.
Contact: Queen Beatrix International Airport Phone: (297) 524 2424