Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) was pleased to welcome American Airlines' newly launched Saturday service between Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) in Aruba and La Guardia Airport (LGA) in Queens, New York.

Present from American at AUA’s ribbon cutting ceremony was Mr. Nelson Cortes (station manager), as well as local government and airport authorities, including Aruba’s Minister of Tourism Mr. Dangui Oduber, AAA CEO Mr. James Fazio, Aruba Tourism Authority CEO (ATA) Mrs. Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes and Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association (AHATA) president and CEO Mrs. Tisa LaSorte.

American’s new Aruba service operates on Saturdays with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, featuring 16 seats in First Class and 144 seats in the Main Cabin. The LGA flight departs from LGA at 8:30 am and arrives at 1:14 pm in Aruba. Passengers departing from Aruba leave at 2:10 pm and arrive in LGA at 7:00 pm.

In the presence of the Minister of Tourism Mr. Oduber, AAA's CEO Mr. James Fazio and AAA Board Members, the final Annual Report was presented  and signed by the team on Friday, June 7th, 2019. 

With a successful year behind, AAA looks forward for the future and strives to continue performing as such. 

The Islands’ Airport Safety Committee (IASC) is a group of specialists from Aerodromes in Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bonaire, Curaςao, St. Maarten, Saba and Suriname providing guidance on all aspects of operational safety at Aerodromes. IASC's mission is to raise safety standards in the Caribbean region to a higher level by auditing all participating Aerodromes on operational safety according to ICAO standards & recommended practices.

At every IASC's Conference, the IASC Award of Excellence is awarded to an IASC member (current or past) who contributed to the organization by his or her exemplary performance, superior accomplishment, community involvement, consistent professionalism, effective leadership, financial sponsorship, chairman assistance, updating IASC documentation or extraordinary hospitality.

Annually the IASC Board, consisting of seven delegation Heads, nominate candidates for this prestigious award and the winner is revealed during the IASC Conference. AAA is proud to share that AAA's Safety & Security Compliance Officer Mr. Jonathan Hoepel was awarded with the IASC Award of Excellence 2019 in recognition for his extraordinary contribution and performance. 

On Monday June 24th, 2019, AAA, JetBlue, KPA and the Minister of Education will host an Active Shooter Awareness Seminar for all school principals and airport stakeholders. The objective is to share with School Principals information on Active Shooter situations and provide them with tips on how to deal with such an incident at their school as well to make Airport Stakeholders (more) aware of this rising threat and share with these stakeholders the particular challenges of an Active shooter incident at an Airport.

AAA is responsible, as per international standards and local laws and regulations, to have adequate security measures in place to protect all airport users, airport buildings and facilities. Conducting drills, emergency exercises and scenario training is part of AAA’s strategy for preparedness. As such, AAA together with KPA organized an Active Shooter Drill for airport users this past Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 to train and prepare in case such event should take place.  

Two members of AAA's Safety, Security and Regulatory Compliance team recently visited GCG Group for a site visit at the Calloway/ Goddard Catering facilities at Aruba Airport. 

Issues of common interest including security procedures and measures, badging and training as well as the Gateway 2030 Expansion Project and other future developments and opportunities were discussed . 

Hurricane Season 2019 has officially started on June 1st, 2019 an will end on November 30th, 2019. AAA takes the Hurricane Season very seriously and is taking all necessary precautions to prepare for it. AAA will be sharing important tips and updates on the developments in the Caribbean region to its employees and the Hurricane Preparedness Committee will continue to monitor for any irregularities. The storm names for 2019 have already been announced and are: Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Imelda, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pable, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy. 

Are you in for some authentic Japanese cuisine?

With a variety of rolls, either raw or fried on the menu, Haya Sushi has just enough for you to enjoy a bite before your flight in our Main Shopping Area. Haya Sushi's menu includes popular rolls such as rainbow roll, dynamite roll, and volcano roll as well as passenger favorites, edamame and sashimi.