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 Port Of Spain Airport

Port Of Spain Airport – Piarco International Airport

Serving the Port of Spain, Piarco International Airport which is also unofficially referred as Port of Spain Airport is a public airport. It is owned by Government of Trinidad and Tobago and currently operated by Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago. It is located at an elevation of 18 meters above sea level and is a major hub for Amerijet International ad Caribbean Airlines. The airport is located at a distance of 30 km from the Port of Spain in Piarco town and serves as the primary connection point for many passengers travelling from Guyana. The airport handled 1,621,584 international passengers, 629,560 domestic passengers and 253,325 in transit passengers in 2010 which made it the 7th busiest airport in the Caribbean. Having a 3,200 meters long runway, the Piarco International Airport also boasts of state-of-the-art infrastructure and world class facilities for the passengers.

History

The airport was opened for use on January 8th, 1931 to serve as Compagnie Generale Aeropostale for Venezuela. During the Second World War, the airport was also extensively used by the Royal Navy Observer School HMS Goshawk as well as United States Army Air Forces Sixth Air Force along with United States Navy. It was a major transport airfield during the war and after the war, it was handed over to civil control. After many year of service, the airport was renovated in 1990’s and in 2001 the expansion of taxiways, apron as well as runway was completed. The Piarco International Airport has two terminals serving general flights, cargo flights as well as helicopters.

Fleet

Currently the airport is served by British Airways, American Airlines, Caribbean Airlines, Conviasa, Copa Airlines, Insel Air, JetBlue Airways, LIAT, Surinam Airways, United Airlines, Venezolana and WestJet. Amerijet International, ABX Air, Ameriflight, Caribbean Airlines Cargo, DHL Aviation and FedEx Express are the cargo airlines operating to and from the Piarco International Airport.

Awards

The airport has been the recipient of a few awards and accolades, a few of which have been mentioned below –

·         The "Caribbean's Leading Airport" in 2006 by the World Travel Awards

·         Port of Spain was included in the list of Top Ten Best Airports in C America/Caribbean by the World Airport Awards in 2014

Routes and Destinations

The Piarco International Airport is directly connected to Miami, London, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Kingston, New York, Toronto, Panama City, Grenada, Maturin, Porlamar, Curaçao, Fort Lauderdale, Saint Vincent, Houston Maturin and Porlamar along with many other domestic as well as international destinations.

Why Fly Through This Airport

How to Check-in

Those travelling from the Piarco International Airport have multiple options of check-in. Online as well as mobile check-in options is offered by most of the airlines and this facility can be availed 24 hours up to 2 hours before departure of the flight. This option also allows the passenger to print their boarding pass, thus saving them the long waiting time at the airport queue. The Piarco International Airport also has numerous check-in counters located in the terminals where passengers can check-in within the stipulated time. Check-in time cut off may differ from one airline to the other; therefore it is important that you check with your airlines before travel.

Baggage Allowance

To know details on what and how much to carry on your flight from Piarco International Airport, speak to your airline directly as every airline operating from the Piarco International Airport may have different policies regarding the same. As a general standard across most of the airports around the world, passengers in domestic sector are allowed to carry 1 bag anywhere from 20 kg to 32 kg. Those travelling to international destination can check-in 2 bags up to 32 kg each. This limit depends on the class of travel and the region which you are visiting. As hand luggage, passengers can carry anywhere from 5 kg to 12 kg, depending upon which class you are travelling in. in case you are travelling with excess baggage, the charges for the same can be paid at the airport or you can also pre book your excess luggage online before ravel.

Seating

If you are planning to get the seat of your preference, make sure you arrive at the airport early. At the airport, seats are not guaranteed as they are allotted on first come first serve basis. If you are particular about a seat, then it is advisable that you avail the facility of pre selection of seat which is offered by most of the airlines, at an additional cost.

Booking Fee

For more details on booking charges, cancellation or modification of your flight reservation, contact your airline directly. Tickets can be conveniently booked online on the airline’s website by paying a small service fee or at the airline counter at the airport or in your city, without any surcharge. 

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 Airport Contact Details

Port Of Spain Airport

Address:
Airports Authority of Trinidad & Tobago,
Caroni North Bank Road,
Piarco,
Trindad,
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Tel:+1 (0)868 6698047
Fax:+1 (0)868 6690228

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 Location Details

Longitude:61° 21' 0'' W
Latitude:10° 36' 0'' N
IATA code:POS
ICAO code:TTPP

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