Safety and Security remain a top priority for the airport and its key partners. Willemstad, September 20, 2023 – CUR | Curaçao International Airport proudly concluded a weeklong Aircraft Recovery Training, which took place from Monday September 11 to Friday, September 15, with a group consisting of employees, airport community members and key partners. Each […]
Curaçao International Airport
Curaçao International Airport, known as CUR International Airport, located on the beautiful Dutch Caribbean Island of Curaçao, is a modern-day airport which is connected to Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean, bringing various corners of the world closer for millions of local and regional travelers.
Opened in late 2018 with a design capacity of 2.5 million passengers per annum, CUR’s 18,000sqm terminal is equipped with six boarding bridges that are capable of simultaneously accommodating three widebody aircrafts.
This comfortable airport is served by several renowned and valued airline partners that take travelers to various favorite destinations through daily non-stop air services from and to Miami, Amsterdam, complemented by convenient services to Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten, Santo Domingo, Colombia, Panama, Brazil, Trinidad & Tobago, New York, Charlotte, Jamaica, Canada, Venezuela and Surinam. Any part of the world is accessible thanks to Star, OneWorld and SkyTeam alliances.
The airport itself is operated by Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP) – a consortium made up of CCR (Brazil), Janssen De Jong (the Netherlands) and Aport (Zurich Airport) – and boasts one of the newest terminals in the Caribbean and a single 3,400-meter runway capable of handling aircraft up to the size of the B777-300. In addition, as an exception, also category F, which is a Boeing 747-800 and Antonov 124.
In the early fall of 2014, CUR International Airport opened a brand-new General Aviation Center offering premier service to those exclusive travelers in a luxurious separate building with a private entrance and exit and special amenities.
Our Retail, Duty Free and Food & Beverage selection offers a wide variety of items and is complemented with a commercial plaza in front of the terminal building which is still expanding with more shops, restaurants, and services for the convenience of travelers and visitors.
CUR International Airport is conveniently located within a twenty-minute ride to downtown historic Punda – a UNESCO World Heritage site characterized by fun entertainment, restaurants, and great shopping. CUR International Airport is proud to be of service.
Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP) is a consortium of the private international investors Aport (Zurich Airport), Janssen De Jong (Netherlands) and CCR (Brazil). CAP has a 30-year concession agreement with the Government of Curaçao and as the private airport operator has taken the financial, operational, and development risk of Curaçao International Airport since 2003 up to and until 2033.
CAP has taken the financial, operational, and development risk of the airport from the government and put it into private hands. This has resulted in optimal managerial and financial efficiency, while achieving and exceeding international standards in airport operations and management. Before the airport was privatized, the airport (owned by the Government) was losing millions of guilders annually. Today, the airport is generating millions of US$ that goes directly to the Government via Curaçao Airport Holding. CAP sees a very promising future for Curaçao and will do its part to make certain that the full potential of the airport is achieved through the execution of strategic plans which guarantee continuous success.
CAP’s expanded business view is to be a driving force of regional socio-economic growth and sustainable development, and a recognized aviation leader by engaging passengers and business partners with an exceptional experience.
- Upholding and innovating good governance, management, investment, and service solutions.
- Use innovation and people engagement to achieve high standards, efficient operations, and customer service enhancements.
- Developing additional business opportunities bringing revenue streams that will significantly add value to the business.
- Sustainable & Socially responsible
- Become an employer of choice
- A leader in passenger experience
CUR International Airport is the airport of the country Curaçao, which is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The code names in the aviation world for IATA is CUR and TNCC for ICAO. Through CUR International Airport, cargo, and commercial airlines service the Caribbean region, South America, North America and Europe. CUR International Airport has the second longest commercial runway in the Caribbean region (after Rafael Hernández Airport). It has previously carried the names HATO and Dr. Albert Plesman Luchthaven.
‘Het zal onnodig zijn U in bijzonderheden uiteen te zetten, van welk een overwegend belang het is, dat de Nederlandsche luchtvaart vasten voet krijgt in de omgeving van de Caraïbische zee, alwaar het luchtverkeer thans meer en meer een factor van economische betekenis wordt.’ – Albert Plesman
With the above argument in March 1934 Albert Plesman, director of KLM, hoped to receive financial support from the Comité Vliegtocht Nederland-Indië for the development of a local airport in Curaçao. It was a new plan to head to the West. In the 1920’s it started to interest itself in the Caribbean region. Curaçao was developing itself in a beneficial way due to the presence of the oil refinery and a growing number of people were starting to choose the region with the purpose of vacationing. Aviation companies were paying close attention to these developments and were researching if it was possible to create a connection between the United States, Curaçao and South America. The Westindische Gouvernement constructed a runway at the Hato plantation in Curaçao,
On December 22, 1934, the Snip plane arrived in Curaçao after an 8th day during trip with the route Amsterdam-Marseille-Alicante-Casablanca-Porto Praia-Paramaribo-La Guaria-Curaçao. (source: KLM documentation – De vlucht van de Snip)
During the 1960’s the ‘Bestuurscollege’ commissioned Netherlands Airport Consultants B.V. (NACO) to design a Master plan for the airport. This assignment was in connection with the expected arrival of the Boeing 747. The ‘Jumbo’ first flew on February 9, 1969.
Curaçao International Airport N.V. (Curinta) was founded in 1977 and operated the Airport until 2003. Its predecessor was the ‘Luchthavenbedrijf’, which was a department of the Government of Curaçao.
Curaçao Airport Holding is the owner of the airport buildings and their surrounding terrains and infrastructure. As owner on behalf of the Government of Curaçao, the holding is the supervisor of all airport operations carried out by operator Curaçao Airport Partners.
In its capacity of Airport Supervisor, Curaçao Airport Holding oversees the quality and continuity of airport operations; stimulates the growth of the airport through development of new and improved Air Services; and finally develops the surrounding terrains of the airport to bring new economic activity to the beautiful Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao.
CAP works closely with CAH as an important partner in the development of CUR International Airport.
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A new era, a new name – CUR Curaçao International Airport Willemstad, Curaçao August 19, 2023 – Curaçao Airport Partners, as the airport operator, festively unveiled the new logo and branding for our local airport past Friday, August 19. As CAP continues its journey into a new transformative era for this crucial facility for the […]
Passenger Traffic continues to grow by double digits. Curaçao Airport Partners NV, CAP, is pleased to share the passenger traffic results of Curaçao International Airport. The first six months of 2023, total passenger movements (all arriving and departing passengers through our terminal) were 770,000, a +17% increase compared to the first six months of 2022. […]