Joost Meijs Appointed as CEO

Joost Meijs, CEO of Eindhoven Airport, will start on September 1st 2019 for Royal Schiphol Group as the CEO of Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba; succeeding James Fazio, who has served as the airport’s CEO since 2014.

Mr. Meijs will be responsible for the development of management and the organization, maintaining contacts with external stakeholders, and will oversee the airport’s redevelopment, as it starts a significant 5-year capital investment and construction program with a value of 300 million USD. The Supervisory Board of Eindhoven Airport will be considering its succession plan in the coming period.

With the 2019 hurricane season fast approaching, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve are hosting a series of events, including tours aboard the hurricane hunter aircraft, to help communities in Mexico and the Caribbean prepare for the season and the coming storms. 

On April 11th, 2019 the Hurricane Hunter-Hercules visited Queen Beatrix International Airport from 11:00AM to 2:00PM where a total of 300 students received a tour of the aircraft. The Minister of Transport, Mr. Chris Romero along with the press also visited the aircraft and learned about the importance of Hurricane preparedness.

During hurricanes, military aircrews fly state-of-the-art WC-130J aircraft directly into the core of tropical cyclones to gather data that are critical for forecasting a hurricane’s intensity and landfall. The data is sent in real time via satellite from the aircraft directly to NOAA’s National Hurricane Center for analysis and use by hurricane forecasters.

AUA launched its HOPPY Easter social media campaign on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on April 3rd, 2019: 

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1x Collapsible Party Cooler with Bottle Opener 
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1x AUA Jute Tote Bag

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April is International Autism Awareness month and during this month our organization along with many others showcases our support through various initiatives. Queen Beatrix International Airport lit the tower up with Blue lights for the entire month and encouraged all employees to wear Blue on Autism Awareness Day on April 2, 2019. On April 24th, AAA N.V will welcome Fundacion Autismo Aruba to give a presentation to educate our employees about Autism Spectrum Disorder and how we can better include and accommodate individuals living with it. 

Michelangela Anoushka Rasmijn
Working at AAA N.V. since November 01 2011, Anoushka started as an Assistant Accountant within the Finance and Administration Department and since September 01, 2017 she joined the Collections Department as Collections Supervisor.

Among her daily tasks, she is in charge of supervising and ensuring effective and efficient collections activities within the Collections Department. The Collections Assistants will be your first point of contact, but if necessary, Anoushka will assist the Collections Team in providing a satisfactory support to all debtors at all times.

Margarita Geerman
Margarita has been working for AAA N.V. since 1990 as Airport Tax Officer functioning also as Cashier and since the introduction of the Collections Department has now joined the Department as Passenger Facility Charge Administrator.

Margarita is responsible for analyzing and monitoring the completeness and the timely submission of departure statements by airlines. Furthermore, she makes timely follow-ups with Airlines in case of differences between departure statements and information received from other systems. When you receive her emails, you know what to do :)

Magda Nicolaas
Magda has been working for AAA N.V. since 1990 as Airport Tax Officer functioning also as Cashier and since the introduction of a Collections Department, has joined the team as Collections Assistant.

She is responsible for maintaining and monitoring the accounts receivable balances for Taxi and Tour bus and will mainly assist with payment from clients as part of her Cashier tasks. Magda is also responsible for reviewing the correctness of the departure statements submitted by Airlines and if anything is incorrect, I will surely send them back to you :)

Stephanie Kock
Stephanie has been working at AAA N.V. since 2014 as Airport Management Unit Officer and since February 01, 2019 has joined the Collections Department as Collections Assistant.

She is responsible for collecting and monitoring of the receivable balances accounts for debtors including Airlines, Concessions and Other Debtors.

Stephanie will always try to answer your mails within a satisfactory time frame and same as my other colleagues will be sending regularly mails and reminder, also willing full to answer you calls and with a smile.

Charmaine Fräser
Collections Assistant at Aruba Airport Authority N.V. since February 01, 2019. Charmaine just moved back from the Netherlands after working in Finance for more than 10 years.

Charmaine is responsible for the collecting and monitoring of the accounts receivable balances for debtors including Parking Pass, Cash Basis Airlines and Car Rentals.

You will be receiving frequent correspondence, like friendly reminders and telephone calls from Charmaine and the team, who are always more than willing to help you with all your inquiries and concerns. Happy debtor equals happy collector.

On April 5th, 2019 AAA N.V. participated in La Salle College Mavo's Job Fair. Emilie van Grinsven and Kathlyn Baarh from our Human Resources Department gave approximately 40 students a presentation of all the Departments at AAA N.V., which positions each Department has and what the requirements are to be able to apply for a position in the future. Furthermore, the students were also able to learn about the Gateway 2030 Terminal Expansion project. 

Panda Express is a fast casual restaurant which serves American Chinese cuisine. Panda Express restaurants were traditionally located in shopping mall food courts, but the chain now operates units in many other environments and formats, including airports. Located between Gate 4 & 5, passengers can visit Panda Express and have a bite of their exquisite Kung Pao chicken, orange chicken, chow mein, fried rice and/or steamed vegetables.