Curacao Airport Holding and the development of the airport city
WILLEMSTAD - Where and why is the Airport City being developed? Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH) owns 450 hectares (1100 acres) of terrain surrounding the airport, of which about 200 hectares (494 acres) are meant for immediate development.
Combining all development efforts, CAH aims to develop an Airport City that would create opportunities for the airport to grow. At the same time, the Airport City will boost the economy of Curaçao and put the island on the map as a 100% green, sustainable and high tech airport business center in the Caribbean.
What is the difference between CAH and CAP? Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP) have signed a 30-year concession agreement with CAH in which the operations of all services and facilities at the airport are arranged.
This agreement is called DOMA, an abbreviation for Development, Operation and Maintenance Agreement. The role of CAH is to inspect and supervise CAP’s performances and to report and consult with CAP and the government of Curaçao.
There are three roles for Curaçao Airport Holding: supervisor, promoter and developer.
As a supervisor, CAH monitors CAP and reports on its performance. This way, it is made sure that the operations of the airport have a high quality and that everything works well. Also, CAH is always looking for more possibilities to improve the running of the airport.
As a promoter, CAH proactively supports and assists in efforts to increase the volume and quality of air traffic to and from Curaçao.
As a developer, CAH comes up with ideas for developing the terrains surrounding the airport to increase long term and sustainable economic activity. This is why CAH is developing the airport city.