There are some travelers who dread the thought of not only flying, but also the process it takes to get through customs and even just the airport in general. You never know what you're going to get when you fly into a foreign facility, so it can be troublesome worrying if the place you're flying to is going to be crowded and hard to navigate. Fortunately, Aruba is home to one of the most modern and well-organized airports in the Caribbean, making the thought of flying one that those headed to Malmok won't have to worry in the slightest.
A flight to Malmok will take you to the Oranjestad, which is about 20 minutes away by car. Tourists who fly into this airport will be greeted by one of the most modern airports in the region thanks to several million dollars worth of renovations over the last few years. The airport has an asphalt runway that is able to operate in two different directions for both landing and take-off and a parallel taxiway that connects the planes to the building.in
Inside the airport, there is an advanced flight and baggage information system, a medical center, two banks, spacious elevators, escalators, free high speed internet, and even a meditation room. The huge airport also has a duty free shopping mall and a food court.
You shouldn't have any trouble finding a flight to Aruba, considering over 100 non-stop flights from the United States and Canada each week, as well as frequent direct flights from Europe and Latin America.
If you're traveling from the United States this table may be useful. Not all of the flights you will see listed on line are logical options so it's useful to see which airlines fly directly to this airport.
|Baltimore, MD, USA||BWI||AirTran|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Spirit Airlines|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines, Surinam Airways|
|Orlando, FL, USA||MCO||AirTran|
See the following chart for a listing of scheduled air service from other airports in the region. If there are no flights from an airport near you, taking a connecting flight from another regional airport might be a great option.
|the BVI, British Virgin Islands||EIS||Winair|
There are a number of reasons why someone might consider vacationing in Malmok, but why they are there will impact what they need to provide customs officials when they arrive. Tourists are considered to be people visiting for sport or relaxation, or to attend to family matters, health issues, and business. These people will need a valid passport, a filled out and signed Embarkation and Disembarkation Card, a return or onward plane ticket, and a valid reservation or place to stay during their trip. All of this must be presented to customs and immigration before you will be allowed to leave the airport.
Traveling from the airport to Malmok is incredibly easy: you simply stay on coastal road L.G. Smith Boulevard until you come upon signs that direct you into town. This makes it easy on tourists planning to rent a car (which you can do from any one of the rental agencies at the airport), but you can also let a local who knows the way take the wheel by hiring a taxi to get you to your accommodations. It will cost around $30(USD) to get from the airport to Malmok.
Although there are other ways to get to Malmok, for most visitors flying is the only option that makes sense. Knowing what to expect as when you land on the island of Aruba will help to make this nerve-wracking travel option just another aspect of your vacation to enjoy.
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