The Piarco AeroPark

The Piarco AeroPark is a mixed use business Park managed by Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (‘the Authority’).  It is located to east of BWIA Boulevard, south of the Churchill Roosevelt Highway and north of the public car park at the North Terminal of the Piarco International Airport.  The first phase of the Piarco AeroPark consists of 168 acres. It contains zones earmarked for various activities including:

  • A hotel and conference centre;
  • Warehousing;
  • International trade;
  • Indoor and outdoor entertainment;
  • Aviation related services;
  • Retail shopping; and
  • Offices.

The Piarco AeroPark is the first airport city or Aerotropolis in the Caribbean.  Several major airports around the world are developing land on the airport estates as companies recognize the strategic advantages of being located near an international airport.  Among these airports are the Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Dubai International Airport.  The development of airport lands provides an important source of non-aeronautical revenue and reduces an airport’s dependence on revenue linked to the movement of passengers and aircraft.

Companies leasing land at the Piarco AeroPark stand to be able to gain the following benefits:

  • High visibility in one of the locations with the highest traffic in the country;
  • The opportunity to attract passengers travelling through the Piarco International Airport (POS);and
  • Proximity to 24 hour customs facilities at POS

Companies offering the following services will stand to benefit tremendously from being based at the Piarco AeroPark:

  • Manufacturers and importers and service companies involved in time sensitive industries e.g, couriers, freight forwarders;
  • Aviation related services;
  • Hotel, conference centre and hospitality related services;
  • Foreign manufacturers seeking to use the Piarco AeroPark as a base from which to export to Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • Companies involved in retail and entertainment; and
  • Companies involved in the construction and leasing office buildings.

The Piarco AeroPark can emerge as a site that contributes to Trinidad and Tobago’s economic development through attracting investment and the creation of new jobs.