Network Latin America 2009

November 6, 2009 by  
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The organizers of Network Latin America 2009 will be hosting their exhibition from 6 – 8 December 2009 at the Princess Juliana International Airport. It gives airports from across the world, the opportunity to familiar themselves with Latin American carriers, build relationships with operators and meet various tourism authorities. Guest speakers will be discussing global trends, and private meetings between interested parties and the airlines can also be arranged.

Additional information in regard to the organizers, participants and general exhibition information is available on the official website

Date: 6 -8 December 2009
Venue: Princess Juliana International Airport
City: St Maarten
Country: Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean

Cancun International Airport

February 9, 2009 by  
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Cancun International Airport (CUN), gateway to the marvelous Riviera Maya, is amongst the Caribbean’s busiest airports. Annually large numbers of passengers pass through the halls of Cancun Airport International eager to begin their adventure in this unique region. Situated just 12km from Cancun’s hotel zone, the airport hosts some 800 000 passengers every month during vacation season, totaling some 10 million a year. It is a well-designed, top-class airport that sees charter airlines and international airlines landing each day. Easily accessible with top facilities, Cancun International Airport adds to the enjoyment of your journey.

As Mexico’s second most important airport, Cancun International Airport is operated by the ASUR (Aeropuertos del Sureste). The airport, located on the Yucatan Peninsula, stands at the coordinates 21º02’11.50″N, 86º52’37.50″W and an elevation of 20 ft or 6m above mean sea level. This public airport has a two asphalt runways in a 12R/30L direction with a length of 11 483ft or 3 500m and in a 12L/30R direction with a length of 9 186ft or 2 800m. Major airlines from both the USA and Canada as well as a few from South America and Europe have scheduled flights to Cancun International Airport.

This fine airport in Cancun, Mexico has 3 terminals with a total of 47 boarding gates. Cancun International Airport boasts top facilities and services such as banks, ATMs, VIP lounges, a business center with internet access, tourist information desks, lockers, public telephones, money exchange, duty-free stores, shops, a beauty parlor and a video arcade. If you have to satisfy your hunger or thirst there is a food court as well as bars and vending machines.

Transportation to and from Cancun International Airport is available in the form of a shuttle service. Car hire agents are also located at the airport if you would like to hire a vehicle for the duration of your stay. Airport parking in Cancun is also available for those with their own vehicles. Official taxis operate from the airport and can be paid for in the arrivals hall.

Corn Island Airport

February 9, 2009 by  
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The Corn Island Airport, as the name suggests, is situated on Corn Island, of Nicaragua. The little airport has recently had renovations done that included the construction of a new terminal and refurbishments to the airport runway. Due to the size of the airport, it during the business hours of 6:30 in the morning until 5:30 in the afternoons. Air traffic at this airport in Nicaragua is controlled from an air traffic control tower that operates on two communication systems, namely the HF land-land radio system and the VHF land-air radio systems. These systems allow the tower to safely guide aircraft in and out of the airport. The Corn Island Airport is very important to the infrastructure of the island, and the renovations that were done included boarding platforms to the air terminal and cargo area. The newly renovated terminal has the passenger capacity of approximately a hundred passengers.

This airport in Nicaragua has one runway that is constructed from asphalt and is thirty meters in width and has a length of 1 450 meters. The runway at Corn Island Airport is able to accommodate a diverse range of different aircraft. The Let 410’s, AN26’s, Cessna Grand Caravans and Short 360’s can safely and easily navigate the runway. The smallest commercial aircraft that are dealt with at the Corn Island Airport is the L4T. This aircraft has the seating capacity of 21 passengers. There are currently only two aircraft carriers that operate daily flights from Corn Island to Bluefields and Managua. These two airlines are Atlantic Airlines and La Costena. Charter flights are also available from the Corn Island Airport, and are flown in a range of aircrafts. Small aircrafts usually fly six times a week.

The air terminal has been equipped with a variety of features such as a boarding area, an immigrations and customs division, administration offices, offices for the use of the airlines, metal detectors, X-ray equipment, DEA offices and a fire station. Parking bays have also been added to the airport, and can accommodate approximately thirty to forty vehicles at a time. Transportation to and from the airport is available in the form of taxis and buses. With tourism playing such a huge role in the economy of many Caribbean islands, the renovation of the Corn Island Airport will ensure the safe and comfortable travel of passengers.

Puerto Rico Airports

February 9, 2009 by  
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If you plan to visit the breathtaking island of Puerto Rico in the Caribbean, keep in mind you have approximately 23 different airports at your disposable to take you where your heart desires.

If you plan to visit the breathtaking city of San Juan then your airport option is Luis Munoz Marin International Airport situated only 9 miles away from this historical city. You can explore San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, by car or you can obtain a walking map from the tourist office at the airport and explore all its historic sites on foot.

The Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is the main airport between the island and the mainland of the United States, as well as providing many different domestic flights to various towns and cities. The Luis Munoz Marin Airport is given an overall rating of 37th place out of all passenger airports in the United States. From the Luis Munoz Marin airport situated in an area called Isla Verde you will find an abundance of transport to the city or to the town of Carolina on the outskirts of San Juan, of which Isla Verde is a suburb. At the airport, previously known as the Isla Verde International Airport, you are can book into the airport hotel if you need accommodation for the night before you continue on your travels. There are also a variety of ATMs as well as a barber and beauty salon and a duty free shop for your convenience.

Another airport in Puerto Rico, found in Aguadilla, is the Rafael Hernandez Airport, one of the regional airports, named after composer Rafael Hernandez Marin. Other regional airports in Puerto Rico are the Fajardo Airport in Fajardo, Humacao Airport also named after the city its in, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Airport in Mayaguez and Mercedita Airport in Ponce. This relatively small airport is set out on 1,600 acres, with one of the longest runways of all the airports in the Caribbean. From the airport you are given a variety of transport choices, including taxi, bus to get into the city, or a rental car giving you the freedom to explore Aguadilla and surrounding areas.

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Mile High Internet Soon a Reality

August 11, 2008 by  
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Numerous regular airline passengers are eager to get talking should new laws make it possible to dial out whilst in the air. But now it seems that the services available to frequent flyers won’t only be limited to phone calls – millions of passengers may soon be able to log onto the Internet via a new Wi-Fi service from Aircell.

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So Long BWIA, Hello Caribbean Airlines

October 27, 2006 by  
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It doesn’t seem that long ago that I flew BWIA to and from the United States and Caribbean. To those not as familiar with the airlines, BWIA is the company’s acronym for British West Indies Airways and is pronounced bee-we. My memories are moldy or else times have changed, because apparently many passengers haven’t referred to the airline in fond terms for quite some time. Based in Trinidad, BWIA offers service to several Caribbean countries, New York, Washington D.C., Florida, and England.

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