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Strategically located between North and South America and bordering on the Venezuelan coast, Curacao International Airport functions as an important and attractive passenger/cargo hub for the Southern Caribbean region.

Providing a lively and productive atmosphere, we offer a broad range of superior services, giving our passengers and public ample opportunity to shop and experience our high quality and competitively priced shopping, food and beverage outlets.

Striving to be one of the best airports in the Caribbean, we plan to expand our capacity in the near future from 1.6 to 2.5 million passengers a year, warmly welcoming business and leisure travelers from all over the world to our beautiful tropical island.

 

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Major Airport Terminal Expansion Planned by CAP - minor impact on airport tariffs

WILLEMSTAD - Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP) has received final approval from its Board of Directors to move forward with the airport expansion project. The airport expansion project is approximately two (2) years ahead of schedule, and the planned improvements are substantially more extensive than is required by the concession agreement between the Government of Curaçao and Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP).

The planned expansion by CAP will increase the capacity of the airport to at least 2.5M passengers, and will efficiently accommodate the anticipated demand by the airlines for new air service capacity. The new expansion will also effectively double the terminal’s passenger hold-room, add a new jet bridge that is capable of accommodating the largest commercial aircraft (A380 class), it will also provide a new Arrivals Corridor to improve passenger flow and reduce aircraft turn-time to improve connectivity. Expansion plans will also increase commercial space to allow for new and expanded customer amenities and create new retail and food/beverage opportunities.

On another positive note, CAP also will propose to the Government to maintain the airport tariffs at essentially the current level for the next three (3) years because of the company’s confidence in the continued growth of the Curaçao air travel market, and also to stimulate further interest in Curaçao as a cost-competitive regional destination. The airport tariffs are the primary revenue source that allows CAP to recover the costs of operating, managing and developing the airport. Airport Tariffs proposed by CAP are presented in the table below.

 

Airport Tariffs in USD ($)

Current

2016

2017

2018

International PFC

$39.00

$39.00

$39.00

$39.00

Domestic PFC (AUA/SXM)

$20.00

$20.00

$20.00

$20.00

Domestic PFC (BON)

$10.00

$10.00

$10.00

$10.00

Transfer Fee

$5.00

$10.00

$10.00

$10.00

Parking Fee (per Ton MTOW)

$0.61

$0.61

$0.61

$0.61

Total Landing Fee (Per Ton MTOW)

$6.00

$7.10

$7.10

$7.10

(CAP Portion of total Landing Fee)

$3.55

$3.55

$3.55

$3.55

(ATC Portion of total Landing Fee)

$2.45

$3.55

$3.55

$3.55

 

Notes: 1) International PFC ($39) and Domestic PFCs (AUA/SXM $20 and BON $10) remains unchanged.
2) Transfer PFC increase to $10 to recover the costs associated with this user segment.
3) Current Landing Fee of $6.00 per Ton/MTOW (CAP $3.55 and DCANSP $2.4572) is proposed to be increased to $7.10 per 1,000K/MTOW. The entire increase of $1.10 is attributable to the ATC services provided to the airlines by the DCANSP. The current $3.55 CAP component of the Landing fee is proposed to remain unchanged during the 2016-2018 rate cycle.

The airport improvements are very important to the continued growth and development of the Curaçao air transport market, and the economy in general. “From the perspective of CAP, there is nothing that prevents us from proceeding with the airport expansion as planned. However, an important factor necessary to allow us to proceed confidently with the expansion is final government approval, later this year, of the airport tariffs being proposed by CAP, which will provide the financial predictability we, and our financiers, need to finalize the funding arrangements”, said Ralph Blanchard, CEO of CAP. Blanchard further stated: “CAP is very pleased to actively promote the continued development of aviation in Curaçao, and to make the proposed investment, because we foresee a continued growth in passenger traffic, and we are confident in the future of Curaçao as a tourism destination and regional economic center”.

The airport expansion project has been designed and engineered for CAP by the internationally renowned airport architectural firm of Corgan Associates out of Dallas, Texas, with the involvement of local architects and engineering firms and working in close coordination with the Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH). Among the many airports Corgan Associates has designed worldwide are: Miami International Airport, Atlanta-Hartsfield International Airport, Incheon International Airport (South Korea), Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and Sacramento International Airport. The Curaçao International Airport expansion project has been planned in accordance with the recommended standards and guidelines established by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Building Permits have already been filed in anticipation of a construction start date planned for January 11, 2016, and completion in April, 2018. “The two and one half (2½) year construction program will stimulate the economy of Curaçao, and upon completion will provide the operational and business platform that will make Curaçao one of the most aesthetic, competitive, and cost-effective airports in the Caribbean”, according to Blanchard.

American Airlines announces new non-stop service to Curaçao from the United States of America

Willemstad – Curaçao Airport Partners NV (CAP) has received confirmation from American Airlines that as of Saturday, December 19, 2015, American Airlines will commence weekly service from Charlotte, North Carolina to Curaçao International Airport, Curaçao. American will be utilizing an Airbus 319 aircraft with 128 seats. Charlotte is American Airlines’ major hub city in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States, and this new weekly flight will offer passengers an additional airport gateway from which they can travel to and from Curaçao. The new service will also facilitate connecting travel to and from Curaçao and other major cities such as Atlanta, Washington DC, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco and other major US cities through this convenient hub.

"We are extremely pleased with the announcement made today by American Airlines, one of our valued airline partners", said Ralph Blanchard, CEO CAP. "This new service complements our existing route network, will specifically strengthen Curaçao’s “brand” presence in the potent Middle Atlantic Region of the U.S., and will also enhance connectivity from other parts of the US via the powerful Charlotte Hub. The new service is also consistent with the new Curaçao Tourism Master Plan that seeks to focus on increasing US and North American travel to Curaçao. CAP is pleased to be a part of the effort to continuously improve and expand air service to Curaçao, and looks forward to working together with our strategic partners CTB and CHATA to make this new service successful for American Airlines and for Curaçao. We look forward to more great announcements such as this in the months and years ahead".

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