Curaçao International Airport
|Hato International Airport
Curaçao International Airport
|IATA: CUR – ICAO: TNCC|
|Owner||Curaçao Airport Holding|
|Operator||Curaçao Airport Partners|
|Elevation AMSL||29 ft / 9 m|
Hato International Airport or Curaçao International Airport (formerly Dr. Albert Plesman International Airport) (IATA: CUR, ICAO: 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 and until its bankruptcy in September 2013 Dutch Antilles Express.
A new terminal was officially opened in 2006 and it accommodates a maximum of 1.6 million passengers per year.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Canada||Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson (ends February 21, 2014)|
|Air Canada Rouge||Toronto-Pearson (begins February 28, 2014)|
|Avior Airlines||Caracas, Valencia
|Blue Panorama||Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa|
|Copa Airlines||Panama City|
|Divi Divi Air||Bonaire|
|E-Liner Airways||Aruba, Bonaire|
|Gol Transportes Aéreos||Brasília|
|Insel Air||Aruba, Barquisimeto, Bonaire, Caracas, Charlotte, Kingston, Las Piedras, Maracaibo, Medellín, Miami, Paramaribo, Port-au-Prince, Sint Maarten, Santo Domingo, Valencia|
|KLM||Amsterdam, Sint Maarten|
|LIAT||Port of Spain|
|Sunwing Airlines||Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson (begins 15 December 2013)|
|Surinam Airways||Paramaribo, Port of Spain|
|Tiara Air||Aruba, Bonaire|
|Thomas Cook Airlines Canada||Toronto-Pearson|
operated by Insel Air
|Saba, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten|
Charter & seasonal airlines and destinations
|This section does not cite any references or sources. (August 2009)|
|Divi Divi Air||Valencia|
World War II
- 59th Bombardment Squadron (VI Bomber Command) 10 March 1942-13 July 1943 (A-20 Havoc)
- 32d Fighter Squadron (36th Fighter Group, Antilles Air Command, XXVI Fighter Command) 9 March 1943-13 March 1944, (P-40 Warhawk)
- 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
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, PC-3 Orions, Fokker F-60's and several helicopters. After the political decision to sell all Orions the airbase wasn't needed anymore.
- Airport information for TNCC at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- Curaçao International Airport (official website)
- aircanada.com - Flight schedules
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.
- Airport information for TNCC at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).
- Accident history for CUR at Aviation Safety Network