Which Airlines Fly to Bonaire?
Please note Update February 6, 2017: Insel Air is experiencing delays and some flight changes. Please view their latest news release on flight status by clicking here.
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).
Airlines Serving Bonaire
Flights to Bonaire from the USA
Delta Airlines offers one to three weekly non-stop flights from Atlanta to Bonaire and return, depending upon the demand and the season. Visit their web site for more details.
United Airlines offers several non-stop weekly flights from both Houston and Newark, and all flights should be considered seasonal. This means that during periods of low demand, the airline may decide to withhold services until such time as demand is higher. There can be additional flights added to their schedule during times of peak demand. For more information about the schedule from both Newark and Houston, visit the United web site.
Insel Air operates a weekly rotation from Miami to Bonaire with a change of planes in Curacao. 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 and Insel Air fly non-stop daily to Curaçao from Miami and American Airlines also has commenced weekly service from Charlotte, North Carolina; United Airlines flies non-stop on Wednesdays and Saturdays to Curacao from Newark. Jet Blue also provides service several times a week from New York to Curacao.
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
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 the possibility of a stop in Curacao) from there 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.
Flights to Bonaire From Europe
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 multiple 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 the KLM web site for additional details.
TUI Airlines (formerly Arkefly) offers their 787 Dreamliner service between Amsterdam and Bonaire. Check their web site for routing information and 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.
Flights to Bonaire From South America
Insel Air offers 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.
For information on dialing a Bonaire phone number from off-island, see the Telephone page.