Queen Beatrix International Airport
Aruba's Queen Beatrix International Airport is one of the Caribbean's most important travel hubs. Used by more than 2.7 million passengers and served by seasonal charter flights, international scheduled services and commercial flights, the airport can accommodate aircrafts up to Boeing 747 in size. The 4-km (2-mile) journey into Oranjestad can be covered by road in 15 minutes.
A shopping mall pre-security has been completed as part of the airport's renovation programme. Shop for duty-free fragrances and cosmetics, liquor and tobacco at the Dufry Aruba, polo shirts at Lacoste and fine wines or cigars at Licores Aruba Tax Free Shop, located pre- and post-security. For sunglasses, fashion, accessories and jewellery, head for the Kok Optica outlets. Buy souvenirs, toys, books and magazines from Van Dorp Aruba.
High-speed wireless internet access is installed throughout the terminal. Pick up a pre-paid card at Digicel Mobile Service in the arrivals hall. There is an internet café in the departure lounge (for passengers departing for US destinations) and internet workstations in International departures and the check-in hall.
East & Drink
There's a food court near the US check-in gates. Outlets include Segafredo Zanetti Espresso for a caffeine buzz and Sbarro for first-class pizza. Kids will love the ice cream from Cinnabon.