Curaçao International Airport
|Hato International Airport
Curaçao International Airport.. Curacao Airport Partners (C.A.P)
|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 third longest commercial runway in the Caribbean region after Rafael Hernández Airport in Puerto Rico and Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport in Guadeloupe. The airport serves as a main base for Insel Air.
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
A new terminal was officially opened in 2006 and it accommodates a maximum of 1.6 million passengers per year.
Airlines and destinations
- ^1 PAWA Dominicana's flights operate to and from Aruba. However, the airline does not have cabotage rights to transport passengers solely between Aruba and Curaçao.
- ^2 TUI fly Netherlands's flights operate between Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao on selected days. However, the airline does not have cabotage rights to transport passengers solely between Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao.
|Ameriflight||Aguadilla, Aruba, Caracas, San Juan|
|Lineas Aereas Suramericanas||Bogota|
Coast Guard Air Station Hato
Located at the west side of Hato Airport there are hangars for the two Bombardier Dash 8 Maritime Patrol Aircraft and two AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters of the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard. 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, P-3C Orions, Fokker F-60's and several helicopters. After the political decision to sell all Orions the airbase wasn't needed anymore.
- Maurer, Maurer, ed. (1982) . Combat Squadrons of the Air Force, World War II (PDF) (reprint ed.). Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History. ISBN 0-405-12194-6. LCCN 70605402. OCLC 72556.