Curaçao International Airport

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Hato International Airport
Curaçao International Airport
IATA: CURICAO: TNCC
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCuraçao Airport Holding
OperatorCuraçao Airport Partners
ServesCuraçao
LocationWillemstad, Curaçao
Hub for
Elevation AMSL29 ft / 9 m
Coordinates12°11′20″N 068°57′35″W / 12.18889°N 68.95972°W / 12.18889; -68.95972Coordinates: 12°11′20″N 068°57′35″W / 12.18889°N 68.95972°W / 12.18889; -68.95972
Websitewww.curacao-airport.com
Map
CUR is located in Curaçao
CUR
CUR
Location in Curaçao
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
11/293,41011,188Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1] The New Curaçao terminal at dusk.
 
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Hato International Airport
Curaçao International Airport
IATA: CURICAO: TNCC
Summary
Airport typePublic
OwnerCuraçao Airport Holding
OperatorCuraçao Airport Partners
ServesCuraçao
LocationWillemstad, Curaçao
Hub for
Elevation AMSL29 ft / 9 m
Coordinates12°11′20″N 068°57′35″W / 12.18889°N 68.95972°W / 12.18889; -68.95972Coordinates: 12°11′20″N 068°57′35″W / 12.18889°N 68.95972°W / 12.18889; -68.95972
Websitewww.curacao-airport.com
Map
CUR is located in Curaçao
CUR
CUR
Location in Curaçao
Runways
DirectionLengthSurface
mft
11/293,41011,188Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1] The New Curaçao terminal at dusk.

Hato International Airport or Curaçao International Airport (formerly Dr. Albert Plesman International Airport) (IATA: CURICAO: TNCC) is the airport of Willemstad, Curaçao. It has services to the Caribbean region, South America, North America and Europe. Hato Airport is a fairly large facility, with the second longest commercial runway in the Caribbean region (after Rafael Hernández Airport). The airport serves as a main base for Insel Air.

A new terminal was officially opened in 2006 and it accommodates a maximum of 1.6 million passengers per year.[2]

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Scheduled airlines[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Air BerlinDüsseldorf
Air CanadaSeasonal: Montréal–Trudeau (begins January 1, 2015)[3]
Air Canada RougeToronto-Pearson
American AirlinesMiami
ArkeFlyAmsterdam
Avianca/AerogalBogotá
Avior AirlinesCaracas, Valencia (Venezuela)
Seasonal: Barquisimeto
Copa AirlinesPanama City
Divi Divi AirBonaire
Estelar LatinoaméricaCaracas
EZAirBonaire
Insel AirAruba, Barranquilla, Barquisimeto, Bonaire, Caracas, Charlotte, Georgetown (begins December 18, 2014), Kingston–Norman Manley, La Romana, Las Piedras, Maracaibo, Medellín, Miami, Paramaribo, Port-au-Prince, Port of Spain (resumes December 15, 2014), Santo Domingo-Las Américas, Sint Maarten, Valencia,
Insel Air ArubaAruba, Bonaire, Sint Maarten
JetBlue AirwaysNew York-JFK
KLMAmsterdam, Sint Maarten
RUTACA AirlinesCaracas
Sunwing AirlinesSeasonal Charter: Toronto-Pearson
Surinam AirwaysParamaribo, Port of Spain
WestJetSeasonal: Toronto-Pearson

Cargo airlines[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Amerijet InternationalMiami
DHL Aero ExpresoPanama City
Fedex ExpressMemphis, Miami
Lineas Aereas SuramericanasBogota
Martinair CargoAmsterdam
AerosucreBogota
EmiratesAmsterdam

Charter airlines[edit]

AirlinesDestinations
Blue PanoramaMilan-Malpensa
TAMEQuito

World War II[edit]

During World War II, the airport was used by the United States Army Air Forces Sixth Air Force conducting antisubmarine patrols. Flying units using the airfield were:

Detachment operated from: Dakota Field, Aruba, 9 March 1943 – 9 March 1944
Detachment operated from: Losey Army Airfield, Puerto Rico, 9 March-4 June 1944

Coastguard Air Station HATO[edit]

Located at the west side of Hato Airport there is a small hangar for the 2 Dash-8 patrol aircraft of the Coast Guard Netherlands Antilles & Aruba. This was until 2007 a naval airbase of the Royal Netherlands Navy who operated the base for 55 years. With a wide variety of aircraft in the past years Fireflies, Avengers, Trackers, Neptunes, Fokker F-27's, P-3C Orions, Fokker F-60's and several helicopters. After the political decision to sell all Orions the airbase wasn't needed anymore.

The west end of the airport is a USAF Forward Operating Base (FOB). The base hosts AWACS and transport aircraft. Until 1999 the USAF operated a small fleet of F-16 fighters from the FOB.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the Air Force Historical Research Agency.

  1. ^ Airport information for TNCC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Curaçao International Airport (official website)
  3. ^ http://www.traveldailynews.com/briefings/article/52095/reaching-the-caribbean

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