With only one airport on the island of Aruba, the choices for those planing to fly are limited. The good news is that this is one of the better airport in the region, so tourists will not only have a fairly easy time planning a flight there, but they should have an enjoyable time once they arrive.
Theis one of the most advanced airports in the region. Located about 15 minutes away from Noord, it stands as the only airport on the island, but is easily within reach of every destination that is serves. The airport has undergone millions of dollars of renovations over the last half decade, and as a result, tourists who arrive here will be greeted to one asphalted runway capable of operating in two directions, one taxiway that leads to eight terminals connected to the building, and another remote terminal.
Inside the building is a medical center, a meditation room, two banks, a wealth of shopping opportunities, a food court, escalators and spacious elevators, an advanced flight and baggage information center, and high-speed wireless Internet, which is available at a small fee.
Traveling to this airport is not difficult in the least. Hundreds of weekly flights are available from the United States and Canada, and a decent schedule of trips are available from Europe and Latin America as well.
If you'll be flying from the United States the list below may be helpful. Not all of the options you will find listed on the internet are logical options so it can be handy to see at a glance which airlines offer direct flights to this location.
|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|
Check the following table for a listing of scheduled air service from other airports in the region. Even if you can't get a flight directly from an airport near you, a connecting flight from another regional airport could be a very viable option.
|Basseterre, St. Kitts||SKB||Phoenix Airways|
|the BVI, British Virgin Islands||EIS||Winair|
In Aruba, tourists are considered to be those who are visiting for relaxation and sporting purposes, family and health matters, and business. These people are allowed to stay on the island for up to three months without a visa. This means just a passport is necessary for most visitors as their form of identification, in addition to their a filled out and signed Embarkation and Disembarkation form, a return or onward plane ticket, and proof of accommodations during their stay.
As you begin to plan for your flight home, make sure to arrive at least three hours before your flight is scheduled to depart, have $36.75(USD) on hand for your departure tax, and have all of your travel documents in an easy to access place as well.
The town of Noord is located north of the airport. To get there, visitors who are renting a car (which can be done directly from the airport), will head west on Camacuri, take the second exit to Vondellaan at the roundabout, and continue onto Verbindingsweg. Next, they'll continue on to 1B/De La Salle Straat, turn right onto Kamerlingh Onnes Straat, then take the second exit onto Catiri in the roundabout. From there, they will continue on to Kudawecha, which will become Sabana Liber, and a right turn will get them into town. Buses also travel directly from the airport, and taxis can be hired for about $25(USD).
For many people, flying to Noord is the only option. Still, knowing a bit about which airlines travel there, how the airport operates, and how you'll travel to your accommodations from the facility is helpful. Now that you know, you're better prepared to begin finalizing your travel arrangements.
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