New Airline Schedules Bonaire 2018-2019

Considerable expansion of possibilities!

Not too long ago it could be quite complicated to get to our small island in the Caribbean Sea. The major airlines only flew occasionally to Bonaire, but luckily we see that change now. Especially for our guests from North America, there will be a considerable expansion of the possibilities in the near future!

Winter season 18/19

Through the Tourism Corporation Bonaire, we have received all the airlines schedules for the upcoming winter season, from the Bonaire International Airport.

This will be the airline schedule for (the rest of) 2018 and 2019, the local carriers like InselAir, Divi Divi and Aruba Airlines excluded:


United Airlines, through March 30, 2019:

Every Saturday from New York Newark Liberty International, departing at 08:49am (direct flight to Bonaire v.v. UA1422/1420)

United Airlines, through March 31, 2019:

Every Saturday from Houston George Bush Intercontinental, departing at 12:21pm (direct flight to Bonaire v.v. UA1402/1401)


American Airlines, through December 15, 2018:

Every Saturday from Miami International, departing at 12:20pm (direct flight to Bonaire v.v. AA1379)

American Airlines, from December 19, 2018 through March 30, 2019:

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from Miami International, departing at 12:05pm (direct flight to Bonaire v.v. AA1379)


Delta Airlines, through December 16, 2018:

Every Saturday and Sunday from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International, departing at 09:46am (direct flight to Bonaire v.v. DL380/672)

Delta Airlines, from December 21, 2018 through January 3, 2019:

Every Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International, departing at 09:45am (direct flight to Bonaire v.v. DL380/672)

Delta Airlines, from January 4, 2019 through March 30, 2019:

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International, departing at 09:45am (direct flight to Bonaire v.v. DL380/672)


Sunwing, from December 16, 2018 through April 21, 2019:

Every Sunday from Toronto Pearson International, departing at 10:00am (direct flight to Bonaire v.v. WG200/201)


Winair

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from Sint Maarten Princess Juliana International, departing at 05:45pm (stopover on Curacao v.v. WM0806/0805)


KLM, through March 30, 2019:

Every day of the week from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, departing at 12:35pm (stopover on Aruba v.v. KL765/767/769)


TUI, through March 28, 2019:

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, departing at 11:30pm (stopover on Curacao v.v. OR365/366)


 


Review Cuba Compagnie Bonaire

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A taste of Havana!

For those who can not travel to Cuba here is a taste of Havana. They make a really good Mojito with Cuban rum to get you started. Great selection like in Cuba of seafood, chicken or pork. Great service and a very nice atmosphere with decorative items that have been brought from Cuba.

Louis D. – Columbia, South Carolina

TripAdvisor

The source of this review is the rating page of Cuba Compagnie Bonaire at: TripAdvisor

Bunita Bista

Cuba Compagnie Bonaire is just a few miles from the lovely residential area ‘up the hill’, Santa Barbara! In that neighborhood, overseeing Kralendijk and Klein Bonaire, we have the superb villa Bunita Bista for rent for our guests!


Review Foodies Bonaire

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Excellent lunch!

Foodies is relatively new to Bonaire and is located on one of the nicer spots of the island. Nice setting combined with really good food and great service. We had a really good lunch here. Thanks!

MvdK01 – Heemstede, The Netherlands

TripAdvisor

The source of this review is the rating page of Foodies Bonaire at: TripAdvisor

Kas Rolo

Foodies Bonaire is just 6.4 km from Sabalpalm Villas, where we have the lovely Kas Rolo for rent!


Review Capriccio Bonaire

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Always the best in Bonaire!

Last week our visit was great again. The plate of anti pasti was amazing. The atmosphere and the staf is nice and the wines are great and affordable. The maincourses lamb and the best fresh Local tuna prepared by a great chef Cook Andrea who ones the place for many years. We visit this restaurant at least ones a week if possible and is still the best. This Chef Andrea and his wife Lorella and there staf knows how to treat guests for a lovely diner and evening.

Kralendijk – Den Haag, Netherlands

TripAdvisor

The source of this review is the rating page of Capriccio Bonaire at: TripAdvisor

Bunita Bista

Cuba Compagnie Bonaire is just a few miles from the lovely residential area ‘up the hill’, Santa Barbara! In that neighborhood, overseeing Kralendijk and Klein Bonaire, we have the superb villa Bunita Bista for rent for our guests!


KLM flight to Bonaire extended

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Until the summer of 2018

Tourism Corporation Bonaire and Koninklijke LuchtvaartMaatschappij (KLM) announced that its winter flight is now extended till October 23rd, 2018. KLM included in its flight itinerary, a new flight service between Amsterdam-Bonaire-Aruba-Amsterdam on Tuesday which already started in the month of November, 2017. This flight is now extended till summer 2018. The plane designated for this flight is a A330-200, with a capacity of 268 passengers.

Tour operators informed

KLM informed all Trade and travel agents on this extended flight. TCB will participate with a marketing support program to help boost the flight and increase Bonaire’s exposure within KLM platform and distribution channels.

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Source: Tourism Corporation Bonaire


Second season Sunwing Canada confirmed!

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Tot de zomer van 2018

Sunwing (not to be confused with Sunwise 🙂 ) has confirmed the second winter season 2018/2019 to Bonaire. Tourism Corporation Bonaire is in conversations with Sunwing in order to include more marketing efforts this would mean that Bonaire will be included in the Sunwing Main Brochure. Bonaire will be featured in the outside back cover, this will be sent out to the Sunwing Trade partners across the country in two languages.

Online and offline activities.

Sunwing partners are requested to actively promote their properties, based on their marketing efforts and distribution channels, both offline and online.

Source: Tourism Corporation Bonaire


Divi Divi Air introduce their new Twin-Otter planes

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Tot de zomer van 2018

Divi Divi Air introduced their new DHC-6 Twin-Otter aircraft on January 29th, 2018 during an official inaugural flight. The aircraft has19 seats which is still a relatively small aircraft, but does represent an expansion of capacity of more than 100% compared to the Britten-Normander aircraft that the company has been flying with up to now which accommodates up to 9 passengers.

Congratulations to all!

Divi Divi Air, on the other hand, has been a household name for over 17 years on the route between Curaçao and Bonaire. The society is characterized by small scale, personal attention and – especially for local concepts and high punctuality. Congratulations Divi Divi Airlines Owners, Management Team and Staff!

Bron: Tourism Corporation Bonaire

Picture: Jetphotos.net


They are finally there: the KLM WorldDealWeeks!

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Discount on holiday rentals

At the same time the KLM WereldDealWeken (WorldDealWeeks) are running and the TUIfly actions that most of the time run simultaneously, most of our holiday home owner clients offer, in addition to the dynamic last minute deals we always offer for the first 20 nights after the booking date, an additional discount of 15% on the rent for traveling dates between September 1 and December 1 2017!

Touroperators ingelicht

If you go to the pages with our holiday homes on Bonaire and check availability and rates, before you make the booking, you are asked to enter a coupon code. This code is WORLDDEAL and at the price break-down, you will instantly see if that accommodation offers the discount.

Also for other travelers!

Note: of course you will also get your discount if you’re flying with United, Delta, Insel Air, Divi-Divi or any other airliner! 🙂

Refresh the memory

Remember what Bonaire is like? Have a look at this amazing film by Erik Conover about 7 incredible places on Bonaire he thinks you won’t believe exist!
 


Brightest Perseid meteor shower ever!

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Brightest of all!

A meteor shower is about to take place on the 12th of August, but it’s not just a regular meteor shower. Astronomers suppose that this will be the brightest meteor shower in recorded human history! It will magically light up the sky, and some of the shooting stars might even be visible during daytime.

Simple Capacity knows it

Well at least that’s what they are telling us at Simple Capacity.

Clashing particles

Every year, between mid July and the end of August, Mother Earth flies through the Perseid meteor shower, a cloud of dust particles left behind by the Swift-Tuttle comet. A lot of these dust particles clash with the Earth’s atmosphere, causing a light spot in the sky. This phenomenon is called a shooting star or meteor.

Watch it from the dark south tip

Every year when the Perseids occur, the Sunwise team goes to the southern tip of Bonaire at night, somewhere between Willemstoren and radar. It’s darker than dark over there and most likely only partly cloudy, as always on Bonaire. There is no light pollution on this part of the island, so lying on your back, in the back of your pick up, or just on the street, the meteor shower will give you an amazing show!


The wrong island

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Bizarre incidents

Sometimes you read stories about those events with travelers that make you think: this can’t be true…

We all know the stories about tourists that booked a five star hotel, arrived at their destination, just to discover that the hotel did not yet exist, but was under construction.
Or lists of bizarre ‘reviews’ of unhappy guests, of which you almost certainly know that they must be myths or urban legends: “My fiancee and I had requested twin beds when booking, but instead you got us a room with a double bed. We will keep you responsible and want to get a compensation for the fact that I became pregnant. This would not never have happened if you had put us in the requested room.”

Connoisseurs of the tourism industry

But what happened to us this week is also very special I think…

Last January we had contact with a, according to her e-mails, very charming lady from a country on the other side of the world, about an apartment on Bonaire for herself and her husband. She told us that they are the owners of a small holiday resort themselves and their type of questions also revealed that they know the tourist industry very well.
After they booked we mailed a few times back and forth about WiFi (so that they could keep up with the bookings for their own accommodation) and car rental. So far nothing going on and business as usual!

Strange flight number

Until last week, when we asked them what their flight number would be, so we could pick them up at Flamingo Airport…

Although we have seen a very nice jet from Qatar standing on the platform the past week, we knew for sure that the company that belonged to the flight number given by these people, had never flown on Bonaire!
So with the idea that they would be traveling the last piece of their journey with InselAir, we asked them for their flight number from Curacao or another hub in the area and then…
Because of our questions about the flight numbers they suddenly realized that they booked for the wrong island! And they weren’t just slightly off, no they were convinced that they booked a property (with the same name) somewhere on an island in the South Pacific!

Have you ever…?

A bizarre mistake and also quite a bit strange, because in all our e-mails, on our website, et cetera we write quite often “Bonaire”.
At this moment we are investigating if we can still do something for these people, although it is obviously difficult or impossible for our client to get the accommodation rented again on such short notice!
Have any of you ever experienced or heard of anything like this?