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Aruba Airport to begin rehabilitation project for Gates 1 and 2

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) will begin a $7 million rehabilitation project on aircraft parking positions 1 and 2. The project will entail the complete replacements of the concrete surfaces, installation of the infrastructure for a fuel hydrant system, and the relocation of new foundations for the passenger boarding bridges, in order to increase the size of gate 2 to accommodate wide-body, category E aircraft types such as B-787 and A-330. The project will conclude with the installation of 2 new passenger boarding bridges. The project is part of the airport’s on-going capital improvement program to renew assets that are reaching their end of life, and where possible, improve the flexibility of the airport facilities.

The project will take place in two (2) phases; phase 1, will begin on Monday, July 3rd, and will require the closure of aircraft positions 2 and 3 for a period of 6 weeks. At the completion of phase 1, Phase 2 will begin, whereby, gate 3 will return to service, and gates 1 and 2 will be closed for a period of 4 months, with an expected completion by December 14th.   The gate closures will create a number of challenges for the day to day operation of the airport; however, several work-around processes and procedures have been put into place to minimize the impact on passenger and aircraft operations. 

Airport Development Manager Monthy Croes is very optimistic about the project: “This project has been thoroughly planned out and we are excited to start with the execution. There is never a good time to reduce capacity at an airport that is operating at peak traffic volumes, however, this project is mission critical for the upkeep of our airport facilities, and when completed, gives the operations team more flexibility in their gate planning, and also renews old and outdated infrastructure, which is paramount for maintaining the reliability expected at a modern airport facility. Our focus will be on ensuring that this project is delivered on time, before the peak winter season”.


Aeropuerto di Aruba lo inicia proyecto di rehabilitacion di gate 1 y 2

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) lo duna inicio na un proyecto di rehabilitacion di e posicionnan di parkeo 1 y 2 balora na 7 miyon dollar. E proyecto lo ensera cambio di e superficie di concreet, instalacion di e infrastructura pa e fuel hydrant system, y e relocacion di e fundeshi nobo pa e brugnan pa pasahero, pa asina aumenta e tamaño di gate 2 pa acomoda avionnan tipo wide-body di categoria “E” manera avionnan B-787 y A-330. E proyecto lo conclui cu e instalacion di 2 brug di pasahero nobo. E proyecto ta parti di aeropuerto su programa continuo di mehoracion di capital pa renoba partinan cu ta birando bieu y si ta posibel mehora e flexibilidad di e facilidadnan di aeropuerto.

E proyecto lo tuma lugar den 2 fase; fase 1 lo cuminsa Dialuna, 3 di Juli y lo rekeri pa aeropuerto sera posicionnan di parkeer 2 y 3 pa un periodo di 6 siman. Ora cu fase 1 keda cla, fase 2 lo cuminsa, unda cu gate 3 lo bolbe den servicio mientras cu gate 1 y 2 lo wordo sera pa un periodo di 4 luna, cu fecha pa keda cla dia 14 di December, 2017. E seramento di e gatenan lo causa un cantidad di reto pa e operacionnan diario pa aeropuerto, pero varios proceso pa por traha rond di e proyecto lo wordo implementa pa asina minimalisa e impacto riba e pasahero y operacionnan di avion.

Manager di Airport Development Monthy Croes ta hopi optimista riba e proyecto: “E proyecto aki a wordo bon plania y nos ta ancioso pa cuminsa cu e ehecucion. Nunca lo tin un momento ideal pa reduci capacidad na un aeropuerto cu ta opera cu volumennan peak, pero e proyecto aki ta critico pa por sigui mantene e facilidadnan di aeropuerto, y ora e keda completa, lo duna e ekipo di operations mas flexibilidad na momento di traha e schedule y na mes momento ta renoba infrastructura cu a bira bieu, cu ta di suma importancia pa un aeropuerto moderno. Nos enfoke lo ta pa sigura cu e proyecto wordo entrega na tempo, prome cu e temporada peak di winter”.