Curacao International Airport
Curaçao's modern international airport is equipped for all types of aircraft and with its strategic position between the Americas boasts frequent flights to and from Europe, the north Caribbean and South America. It was built in 2006 at a cost of US$44 million to handle an initial capacity of 1.6 million passengers per year, but is ultimately expandable to cope with up to a million more. Curaçao International boasts the longest runway in the Caribbean at 3,410 metres.
Apart from local handicrafts and souvenirs at Britt Shop, Curaçao is renowned for its decent stock of electronics and high-tech gadgets from brands like Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Sharp, Nikon, Canon, and Yamaha at Omni Electronics. A wide range of high-tech goods includes digital cameras, plasma and LCD TVs, micro audio systems and accessories. Prices are competitive by European standards. To top up funds, the airport has a 24-hour automatic currency exchange machine, a couple of banks and an ATM.
East & Drink
Three outlets of Café Barista serve up world-class roasted coffee with pastries and fresh-filled baguettes, while the lively 5-Star Sports Bar whips up beers and snacks to the sound of four large-screen TVs both pre- and post-security. Fast-food choices include a Wendy's for burgers and Cinnabon for fresh cinnamon rolls.