Bonaire International Airport (also known as Flamingo Airport)
Bonaire’s flamingo-pink colored airport is officially known as Bonaire International Airport, but locals commonly call it Flamingo Airport. Although small, Flamingo Airport offers nearly all the amenities of larger, international airports.
The airport is open 365 days a year. Taxis are available just outside the arrival area, while several vehicle rental companies are located on site. Additional rental companies offer shuttles to their offices.
Short-Term and Long-Term Parking Rates
Rates in effect January 1, 2020.
For the first and second half hour, USD 1.00 per half hour
After the first hour, USD 1.00 per hour, with a maximum of USD 12.00 per 24 hour cycle
Per hour, USD 1.00, with a maximum of USD 6.00 per 24 hour cycle
Lost car parking ticket
Short or long term per day: USD 75.00
Bills and Coins accepted by Pay Machine
Bills: USD 1.00, USD 5.00, USD 10.00, USD 20.00
Coins: USD 0.25, USD 1.00
Airport Services and Amenities
The arrival and departure halls are located on the ground floor and can be accessed by disabled passengers. Wheelchairs are provided by individual airlines, who will assist passengers onto the aircraft. Passengers requiring a wheelchair or special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
Luggage carts are also available for free both in the main hall where the ticket counters are located, as well as in the luggage claim area.
Visitors to the airport will find an ATM located in the public area of the terminal.
Restaurants and souvenir shops are located in both the public area as well as the departure lounge.
Additional shops are located in the departure lounge and include a perfume shop and liquor store (which sells liquor, tobacco, and Dutch cheeses).
Public telephones are available for making credit card calls, collect calls, calling card calls, and prepaid card calls.
A departure tax, also known as a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC), must be paid by all passengers departing Bonaire. The tax for all international destinations is USD $35.00 per person and is included in all tickets purchased for travel to Bonaire.
Departure taxes to domestic destinations (Curacao, Sint Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius, or Aruba) is $9.00 per person. Note that in many cases the international tax FROM these locations may be already included in the ticket price for flights originating at those airports, so there’s no need to pay for the international tax twice if connecting via a different airline in Curacao, Sint Maarten, or Aruba.
Additionally, an Airport Improvement Fee is in effect for tickets issued for travel as of January 1, 2016, and will remain in effect for five years until October 31, 2020. The AIF is $5.00 for passengers with international destinations, and there is a phased incremental implementation for passengers with a domestic destination (territories of the former Netherlands Antilles) with $2.50 beginning November 1, 2015, $3.25 beginning November 1, 2016, $4.00 beginning November 1, 2017, and $5.00 from November 1, 2018, through October 31, 2020.
Children under 2 are exempt from the departure tax; children from 2 to 12 years old, as well as senior citizens 60 or older, receive a 50% discount on the tax.
Airlines Serving Bonaire
A variety of regional and international carriers operate from Bonaire’s Flamingo Airport. Learn More about which airline is best for your travel.