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Bonaire welcomes first JetAir flight from Aruba

February 16, 2023

Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) in partnership with Bonaire International Airport (BIA) welcomed the first JetAir Caribbean flight (AUA-BON) on Wednesday, February 15th, 2023 with a water salute as part of their inaugural flight to the island.

TCB welcomed all arriving visitors with a Bonaire goodie bag as a token of appreciation. JetAir has a Wednesday flight from Aruba to Bonaire, and on Friday the return flight to Aruba.

According to Miles B M Mercera, CEO of TCB “This is an important milestone for Dutch Caribbean connectivity. TCB recognizes the importance of additional airlift between the Dutch Caribbean islands as Aruba and Curaçao are part of our top 8 most important source markets. The upcoming cultural events such as Karnaval, Dia Di Rincon and our Annual Regatta will greatly benefit from this service to our island.”

“We are happy for Bonaire that JetAir provides new connections to Aruba, Curacao and Sint Maarten. We see that demand for interisland connectivity remains strong and JetAir is a welcome addition with their comfortable and fast jet aircraft,” said Maarten van der Scheer, CEO of BIA.

JetAir also introduced connectivity between Bonaire and Curaçao, with flights on Wednesday to Curaçao and Friday back to Bonaire.

TCB organized a ceremony titled #ItsInOurNature for the team at the Tecnobar Airport Bonaire welcoming the first official flight to the island.