The Island of Bonaire signs contract with American Airlines to begin weekly service.
On December 21st, 2017, Bonaire’s Director of Tourism, Mr. Maurice Adrieans, along with island government officials, signed a new contract with American Airlines which will commence non-stop service from Miami to Bonaire in June 2018.
Flights from Miami to Bonaire commence in June 2018.
Utilizing an Airbus A319 aircraft with 128 seats, American Airlines will begin flight service from Miami, in the United States, to Bonaire on June 9, 2018. The flights have been added to American’s reservation system, and are now available for booking. Check with American Airlines to view availability.
Planned flight schedule.
The planned flight schedule for Saturdays is as follows:
- The AA flight will depart Miami at 12:05 PM, arriving on Bonaire at 3:13 PM.
- The return flight will depart Bonaire at 4:05 PM, arriving in Miami at 7:15 PM.
On Sunday, 17 December 2017, Bonaire International Airport, along with the island’s government and tourism officials, the private sector, and press, welcomed Sunwing’s inaugural flight from Toronto to Bonaire.
Sunwing will operate a weekly flight between Toronto and Bonaire that departing each Sunday now through 15 April 2018. This service provides the only direct, non-stop service from Canada to Bonaire. A festive and gala reception and press conference was held to welcome Sunwing’s flight crew.
Aruba Airlines initiated their new flight service to Bonaire on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.
A full water-cannon salute was 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.
About Aruba Airlines’ schedule and equipment.
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.