Marie Rosa/Stephanie Horbal
Marie@adams-pr.com For Immediate Release
AMERICAN AIRLINES ADDS ADDITONAL SERVICE TO BONAIRE
*Launch of Initial Service on June 9, 2018; Additional Flights to Launch December 15*
Kralendijk, Bonaire – Tourism Corporation Bonaire today announces that in addition to the weekly Saturday service launching June 9, 2018, American Airlines will be adding three new non-stop flights from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Bonaire International Airport (BIA) December 15, 2018 through March 30, 2019. The additional flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
“We are extremely pleased to have reached an agreement with American Airlines to provide additional non-stop service to Bonaire,” commented Maurice Adriaens, Director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “According to the American Airlines Network & Planning Department the Saturday flight is booking extremely well, and therefore they are confident that the extra flights will do well. These flights will to allow us to generate more traffic to the island concurrent with the expansion of our hotel and villa inventory.”
American Airlines flight AA1379 will depart MIA at 12:05pm, arriving in BON 4:13pm. The return flight AA1379 will depart BON 5:05pm, arriving in MIA 7:15pm. These flight times allow for several convenient connections from the feeder banks on both flight segments. American Airlines will utilize an Airbus 319 with eight first class seats and 120 economy seats.
Located outside the hurricane belt, eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most abundant fish population in the Caribbean. World renowned for scuba diving and snorkeling, it is also ideal for adventurers and explorers as it offers a myriad of eco-adventure activities from sea and mangrove kayaking to windsurfing or kite boarding and more. Accommodations range from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to intimate guesthouses and small inns. For those who prefer more luxurious accommodations, the Bonaire Villa Collection features the finest villas on Bonaire.
Bonaire is ranked #8 on the list of Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards Top 10 Caribbean Islands, voted #1 in Islands magazine’s Editors’ Picks: Best Snorkeling in the Caribbean, one of the Best Places to Snorkel in the World by MSN.com and named one of the 10 Caribbean islands to visit in the spring by Caribbean Journal.
Bonaire placed in the Top 10 in two different categories for USA Today’s 10Best 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards: 1,000 Steps and the Hilma Hooker were ranked the 5th and 8th Best Caribbean Dive Sites; and the Cadushy Distillery was ranked the 8th Best Rum Distillery in the Caribbean. MSN.com named Bonaire one of the top Destinations to Escape the Cold This Winter, Travelocity named Bonaire one of the Top 6 Caribbean Islands to Visit Now, About.com Travel recognized Bonaire’s National Marine Park as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, one of the 10 Must Dive Destinations for 2017 by Forbes, the 4th best island in the world for snorkeling by Islands.com and Conde Nast Traveler named Bonaire the #3 most beautiful Caribbean island to Visit.
For the 25th consecutive year Bonaire was recognized as the number one Shore Diving Destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic in Scuba Diving Magazine’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, it received 11 awards. It was also voted number one for Snorkeling, Macro Diving, Freediving, Marine Environment and Beginner Diving.
Bonaire has always been at the forefront of nature preservation and conservation and strives to be one of the top eco-friendly destinations in the Caribbean. The island accomplishes this by taking the environment and local culture into consideration when embarking on tourism initiatives. It’s no wonder that the Green Destinations Top 100 Team selected Bonaire as one of the Top 100 Sustainable Destinations for 2017 for the 2nd consecutive year.
Getting to Bonaire…
Weekly non-stop service from Miami International Airport (MIA) every Saturday.
Starting December 15, 2018 – March 30, 2019: Weekly non-stop service from MIA every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Weekly non-stop service from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) to Bonaire every Saturday and Sunday.
Weekly non-stop service from George Bush International Airport (IAH) every Saturday. Return flight will depart Bonaire every Sunday.
Weekly non-stop service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) every Saturday.
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