On Saturday, 10 February 2018, BIA marked another major milestone in Bonaire’s aviation history when the island of Bonaire celebrated ten years of successful, reliable flight service from Delta’s Atlanta hub to Bonaire. Delta’s flight crew, on behalf of the entire Delta team, was honored on Saturday with a ceremony and presentation of gifts upon their arrival at the airport.
Delta first began non-stop service from Atlanta to Bonaire in 2008.
Delta Air Lines inaugurated service to Bonaire for the first time on February 9, 2008. In the decade since that first flight, Delta has been responsive to Bonaire’s growing demand for flight services, adding in capacity and frequency as the island steadily built its tourism infrastructure. Delta’s confidence in Bonaire’s tourism industry, along with their willingness to provide the assets to support its growth, has assisted with raising awareness of Bonaire as a unique and appealing Caribbean destination.
“The island of Bonaire is delighted with the successful partnership it has enjoyed with Delta over the past decade. Delta has proven to be an asset, with their flexibility in augmenting additional flights or scheduling larger planes, as demand increases. We look forward to celebrating many more ten-year anniversaries with Delta in the future.”— Maurice Adriaens
Delta’s flight was welcomed upon arrival with a water cannon salute by Bonaire’s Fire Brigade. The Director of Tourism, Mr. Maurice Adriaens, personally welcomed the passengers as they disembarked the aircraft. Arriving passengers were immediately immersed in Bonaire’s culture upon exiting the luggage claim area, as local music played to greet them, and gifts of Bonaire Sea Salt Pyramids, courtesy of Mr. Saltman, were provided.
(Source: Tourism Corporation Bonaire)