Trinidad Piarco International Airport (POS)
History, Facts and Overview
(Trinidad, West Indies)
Trinidad's Piarco Airport has a rich history and dates back as far as 1931, after its strategic coastal location was chosen on the far south-western side of Tobago. Originally just a simple aerodrome, the airport was instrumental in replacing the need for seaplanes, which used to land around the coastline.
In 1962, the airport's old terminal building was commissioned, followed many years later by the new, fully air-conditioned terminal building, which opened on the 25th May 2001. Today, Piarco Airport (POS) is managed by the regional Airport Authority of Trinidad and Tobago.
Operated by First Citizens Bank, Trinidad Piarco Airport is home to a single bank that comes complete with bureau de change services and ATM machines. Airport shops are plentiful and include a large duty-free hall, along with gift stores, jewellers, news-stands and a range of beauty products, available at the Fabi Cosmetique et Parfumerie.
Eateries are also in good supply at Trinidad Piarco Airport, offering everything from a simply snack to fine dining. The Rituals Coffee House and Church's Chicken are especially popular with passengers. Business travellers should note that the Bel Air International Airport Hotel is located next to the airport and features good conference capabilities.