Gateway 2030: Aruba Airport expansion
Aruba’s international airport is currently operating at full capacity, handling 2.6 million passengers yearly. The $200 million expansion project will create a state-of the-art airport and increase the airport’s capacity.
NACO (Netherlands airport consultants), part of Royal Haskoning DHV, has been awarded the contract to redesign and expand Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix. The construction will start in 2018 with a 4 year duration.
The airport expansion includes 3 additional contact gates, 2 extra bus gates and a broader selection of retail, food and beverage outlets.
Gateway 2030 is the airport’s first major expansion since 2000. The expansion will include new check-in facilities, luggage system and upgrading the screening process to full EDA TSA standards for US bound passengers.
The Gateway 2030 project has been registered for LEED Silver accreditation. Green energy generated by solar panels will be used the supply the airports electricity. An automated building management system for lighting and cooling based on the airport occupancy will be incorporated.