Published On: Sat, Aug 16th, 2014

Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH): Innovator on a mission (part 1)

P1020376 (1024x758)WILLEMSTAD – Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH) is a government-owned, limited liability company that owns the Curaçao International Airport and surrounding terrains. CAH has leased out the operations of the airport to Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP), a subsidiary of the experienced international airport operator A-port. “The airport is in good hands and this gives CAH ample opportunity to focus on its mission to increase air traffic, as well as acquire, develop, support and manage value-adding business activities and sustainable economic growth for Curaçao in a new airport city,” according to CAH Director, Maurice Adriaens. In order to succeed in its mission, CAH recognized that it has various roles and responsibilities, not only towards its stakeholders, but also to Curaçao as a whole:

As airport supervisor, CAH’s primary responsibility is guaranteeing a well-functioning quality airport, through monitoring of operations and reporting on performance. CAH also seeks to continuously improve the airport’s functioning through new investments.

As air traffic developer, CAH proactively supports and assists in efforts to increase the volume and quality of air traffic to, from and through Curaçao.

As innovator and area developer, CAH initiates development of the terrains surrounding the airport for economic activity, creating a high tech, 100% self-sufficient, green and sustainable airport city.

Between all these ambitions, CAH recognizes its position as a government agency and assumes responsibility for excellence towards Curaçao and its people.

CAH enivisions the Curaçao International Airport to be a highly efficient airport servicing origin and destination traffic, connecting South America and the Caribbean to North America and Europe. The airport will be at the center of a dynamic airport city with both aviation and non-aviation businesses focusing on green, sustainable, innovative and knowledge-intensive industries, creating a powerful engine for the economic development of Curaçao. It will be the first 100% self-sufficient, green energy-based airport in the region, featuring such innovations as Saltwater Air Conditioning, Waste-to-Energy and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion to generate electricity.

Source: Curaçao Chamber of Commerce

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