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Aruba Airlines initiated their new flight service to Bonaire on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

It is always a festive occasion when a new airline initiates service to Bonaire, and yesterday was no exception. Aruba Airlines began flight service to and from Bonaire on November 29, 2017, and dignitaries and arriving passengers were welcomed with open arms.

A full water-cannon salute is given to the arriving passengers.

Upon arrival, the passengers were honored with a full water-cannon salute, compliments of Bonaire’s fire department.  Flamingo Airport’s terminal was festive with typical Bonairean music playing and refreshments and Bonaire mementos for the arriving passengers.

Bonaire’s Lt. Governor heads the welcoming committee.

Dignitaries from the airline and the Transportation Ministry in Aruba were warmly welcomed by a committee made up of Bonaire’s Lt. Governor, the Honorable Edison Rijna, governmental commissioners, and representatives from the island’s tourism office.

Connections to Bonaire from North or South America are now easier.

Aruba Airlines’ new service to Bonaire opens up a wealth of opportunities for North and South American visitors, as there are numerous daily flights from a variety of cities in the U.S.A. and Canada, as well as many countries in South America.  Now, it is easier to connect in Aruba when traveling to Bonaire.

The flight schedule starts with four roundtrip flights per week.

The flights from Aruba to Bonaire, or from Bonaire to Aruba, are initially operating four times a week, on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday.  The flights on Sunday are non-stop from Aruba to Bonaire or return.  The flights on Monday, Thursday, and Friday will make a stop in Curacao, giving more flexibility for those who wish to travel from Bonaire to Curacao.

The aircraft can accommodate up to fifty passengers.

The aircraft being used is a Bombardier DRJ-200, commonly used as a corporate jet and it can accommodate up to fifty passengers, all in economy service.

How to make a reservation.

Their sales office is open at Flamingo Airport, or contact Aruba Airlines for more information or to make a reservation. Those on Bonaire may visit the office at the airport or telephone 717-6825. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

(Source:  Bonaire Insider Reporter)

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Susan Davis, Bonaire InsiderSusan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Master Instructor, a certified bird guide, and an underwater and topside photographer. She also enjoys writing for The Bonaire Insider tourism news blog. 


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