Aruba Airport Reina Beatrix international is the main point of entrance. It was completed renovated with its current layout and size in 2000.
It has two terminals with all modern comfort
such as air condition, wireless internet, restaurant and shops. It currently has 24 counters servicing an array of airlines such as American Airlines, Delta, KLM, US Airways Continental, Jet Blue and Air Trans Air to mention a few.
The airport most important arrangement is the fact that one terminal is exclusively servicing the U.S
, U.S bound travelers do U.S customs and immigration in Aruba
. Aruba airport U.S carriers recommend that when you travel to the U.S you be at least 3 hrs early since it is a long process before you board your airplane.
Unfortunately, Aruba government in order to protect taxi drivers prohibits the hotels and resorts to shuttle its guest
. If you purchase a package, you will be given a voucher and taken on air-condition bus to your destination. Otherwise, you will have to get a taxi or rent a car. Getting a taxi, it is also convenient since they are just outside of the arrival terminal. Fares are fixed and posted on each taxi, making almost haggle-free for anyone who uses them. A regular fare from the airport to the north side of the island where most of the hotels and the resorts are located runs about $20 one-way
, and it takes about 20 minutes depending on traffic and the hour.
Another advantage of the Airport
is that there are various car rental companies on the premises, which allows many visitors to rent their vehicles right away, just a few feet away.
Some of the main companies are Hertz, Alamo, Dollar, Avis, Thrifty, Budget and a few more, in general like in the case of Hertz and Alamo have another locations across the island with Hertz being one of the biggest with 8 offices.
All these are designed to start your vacation as soon as you arrive at Aruba Airport
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