There are a number of international carriers serving our island, making it relatively easy to get here. There is non-stop service (via Houston, Newark, Atlanta, Aruba, or Curaçao) as well as one-stop service from numerous points in the United States or from Europe (Amsterdam).
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From North America
Delta Airlines offers a weekly Saturday non-stop flight from Atlanta to Bonaire and return.
United Airlines offers two to three non-stop weekly flights, and all flights should be considered seasonal. This means that periods of low demand, the airline may decide to withhold services until such time as demand is higher.
Their first flight is a round-trip flight between Newark and Bonaire which operates only during periods of high demand, utilizing a Boeing 737 with 124 seats.
United Airlines also flies a weekly non-stop flight from its Houston hub. During the eight busiest months of the year, United operates a second rotation from Houston each Saturday evening, arriving on Bonaire on Sunday morning. For more information about when the second rotation operates, visit the United web site. Both of these flights are seasonal as well, but United has announced that one weekly rotation from Houston will continue throughout September, 2013..
Insel Air operates a weekly rotation from Miami to Bonaire. The flights take place every Saturday throughout the year. Insel Air utilizes an MD 82 aircraft configured with 152 economy seats. For reservations on Insel Air, travelers from the United States should call toll free 1-800-386-4800, or consult their professional travel counselor. More information on Insel Air can be obtained at http://www.fly-inselair.com or by contacting the Insel Air call center on Curacao at + 5999-737-0444. To reach the Insel Air offices on Bonaire at the airport, call 717-2004/2008, 786-6750, or 785-3076. Their office at Flamingo Airport is open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily.
Please note that U.S. carriers may seasonalize the flights noted above, which means they may postpone flights during periods of low demand. It is always recommended to contact the airline or your travel professional to check on flight departures.
Connecting from North America via Curacao:
American Airlines, Insel Air, and DAE fly non-stop daily to Curaçao from Miami; Insel Air flies on Saturdays and seasonally on Wednesdays non-stop from Charlotte, North Carolina to Curacao with continuing connections to Bonaire and United Airlines flies non-stop on Wednesdays and Saturdays to Curacao from Newark. DAE offers flights from Orlando, Florida. Passengers then may use local carriers to connect to Bonaire. Flying time between Curaçao and Bonaire is approximately 15-30 minutes on these carriers: Divi Divi can be reached at: +599-9-839-1515 or fax +599-9-868 1949; Insel Air flies between Curaçao and Bonaire seven times daily and offers a weekend jet service on Friday nights, Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons to accommodate more passengers and luggage; Dutch Antilles Express (DAE) and Tiara Air each offer daily flights; finally, Easy Air offers five round-trip flights per day between Curaçao and Bonaire. They can be reached via email at email@example.com, or by phone locally at 796-3939 or cellular 515-3939, fax is 869-3999.
Another routing option is to fly on any of a number of major U.S. and South American carriers to Aruba and then take Insel Air (with a stop in Curacao) or Tiara Air (non-stop) from there to Bonaire. Tiara Air offers flights originating in Fort Lauderdale, Florida non-stop to Aruba, with connections to Bonaire.
Insel Air's offices can be reached in Curaçao at phone: +599-9-733-1521 or +599-9-733-1522, or at the airport at +599-9-868-4400 or 868-6600. They fly several times daily to Bonaire from both Curaçao and Aruba. Tiara Air flies non-stop flights four times each week from Aruba to Bonaire and back.
KLM has changed the equipment on flights to and from the Dutch Caribbean, with the Airbus A330 replacing the MD-11, and operating alongside the Boeing 747. KLM is operating 13 roundtrips a week to this region in its winter schedule, to Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, with extra flights before and after the Christmas holidays. Check their web site for additional details.
AirBerlin provides service from Dusseldorf to Curacao, served by an Airbus A330-200. AirBerlin is the only German airline to offer non-stop flights on the route. See data above for information on connecting flights from Curacao to Bonaire.
Both Insel Air, Dutch Antilles Express (DAE), and Bon Air (phone: 717-5678) offer service to a variety of South American cities via connections. Additionally, there are many South American national carriers which offer service to either Aruba or Curacao, where travelers can then pick up connections to Bonaire via local carriers.
Because the routings and schedule in this market change frequently, it's best that those interested in visiting Bonaire from South America check with their favorite carrier to see what is available at the planned time of travel.
Air Fares & Tour Operators
Many tour operators are able to offer discounted air fares to accompany land packages. You can find a tour operator covering your area or country on our Tour Operator page. Or if you are looking for a special price or traveling soon, you can catch our travel specials on:
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