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Aruba Airlines is coming to Miami

Aruba Airlines (Aruba) is expanding to Miami. The airline is planning to add the Aruba – Miami route starting on July 2 with five weekly Airbus A320 flights according to Miami International Airport (MIA).

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Copyright Photo: Michel Saint-Felix/AirlinersGallery.com. Aruba Airlines currently operates a pair of Airbus A320s. The pictured A320-232 P4-AAA (msn 582) was the first and arrived at the new airline on November 15, 2012.

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JetBlue to expand its Mint service to Aruba and Barbados

JetBlue Airways (New York) announced plans to offer its Mint experience from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Barbados (BGI) and Aruba (AUA), two of its most popular Caribbean routes. The new seasonal service begins in November.

JetBlue launched its premium Mint service on transcontinental routes in June 2014.

JetBlue’s Mint experience to the islands will add a Caribbean twist to some customer favorites, including the tapas-style menu curated by New York City restaurant Saxon+Parole, organic desserts by Blue Marble Ice Cream, a sweet treat from Mah-ze-Dahr Bakery, and customized amenity kits from Birchbox.

Between November 7, 2015 and April 30, 2016, JetBlue will operate one roundtrip on Saturdays to each Caribbean location. And between December 19, 2015 and January 4, 2016 the airline will operate one roundtrip flight daily for the busy holiday travel season.

Saturdays between November 7, 2015 and April 30, 2016
Daily between December 19, 2015 and January 4, 2016

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JFK – BGI, BGI – JFK
9:20 a.m. – 3:02 p.m., 4:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

JFK – AUA, AUA – JFK
7:59 a.m. – 1:28 p.m., 2:40 p.m. – 6:25 p.m.
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According to the airline, “JetBlue offers Mint on its new Airbus A321 aircraft. Features of the A321 core interior include 10-inch television screens offering free entertainment, comfortable seats with the most legroom in coach and power outlets accessible to all customers. JetBlue’s popular marketplace, a self-serve station full of snacks, sodas and water for customers to enjoy at their convenience, is also available throughout the flight.”

Copyright Photo: Fred Freketic/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A321-231 N935JB (msn 6185), named “Fly in Mint Condition”, prepares to depart from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York.

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Southwest Airlines launches historic routes from Baltimore/Washington and Houston Hobby to Costa Rica and Aruba

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) yesterday (March 7) inaugurated two international routes from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and William P. Hobby Airport in Houston. Each of the new routes is longer than 2,000 miles each-way and marks historic milestones for the carrier both by connecting Central America to the Southwest network of destinations and by offering its longest-ever nonstop scheduled service from any of Southwest’s Texas Triangle of original cities of Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston.

Southwest Airlines now operates nonstop service between:

San Jose, Costa Rica, and Baltimore/Washington on a once daily basis, and
Aruba and Houston (Hobby) seasonally, once every Saturday through Aug. 8, 2015

At Houston’s Hobby Airport, Southwest Employees celebrated the first Aruba-bound morning departure. Later, Customers on the first inbound international flight deplaned directly into a celebration in the main domestic concourse, following their U.S. Customs and Border Protection Preclearance processed prior to departing the Caribbean island. This is the first-ever international flying offered from Houston Hobby. This October, Southwest is scheduled to complete the construction of a $156 million international terminal project which will give Houstonians and Southwest Customers from across the network access to more international destinations.

Southwest Airlines flight 602 from Baltimore/Washington to San Jose, Costa Rica, brought 143 Customers and the Company’s legendary personality and value to Central America for the first time in the 44-year history of the largest domestic carrier* in the United States. Dozens of people came to Juan Santamaria International Airport outside San Jose at the invitation of the Costa Rica Tourism Board to welcome the historic arrival in the lush country known for its natural beauty and adventure tourism.

For an in-depth review of the first arrival at Houston Hobby from Aruba, read the Airways News feature article: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Derin Allard/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-7AD N798SW (msn 28436) taxies into position at Santa Ana (Orange County).

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Aruba Airlines wants to expand to the United States

Aruba Airlines (Aruba) wants to expand its route network to Florida and other U.S. markets. The island carrier has filed with the U.S. Department of Transportation to operate charter and scheduled flights to the USA according to Flightglobal.

The carrier commenced scheduled passenger operations with two Airbus A320s on May 13, 2013 on the Aruba – Maracaibo route. The Aruba – Panama City route was added on June 28, 2013. Valencia has also been added.

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Copyright Photo: Michel Saint-Felix/AirlinersGallery.com (all others by Aruba Airlines). This colorful livery was introduced in October 2012 on the pictured Airbus A320-232 P4-AAA (msn 582) (above).

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InselAir inaugurates the Aruba-Manaus route, will start Miami-Havana flights

InselAir (Curacao) on January 14 inaugurated its new Aruba – Manaus route with an festive early gathering at Queen Beatrix International Airport during which Minister Oduber and InselAir Aruba CEO Frederick Nuboer addressed the audience and elaborated on this new route. After the official words and opening, the group proceeded to the gate and boarded for the three-hour inaugural flight to Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes International Airport in Manaus. InselAir was officially and warmly welcomed in Manaus by the traditional water salute, official words and food and drinks before flight 8i696 departed Manaus again.

The flight was operated with a Fokker 70, with 80 seats, which was acquired by InselAir earlier this year to support its growth plans.

InselAir now has 19 aircraft, 600 employees, 22 destinations and expects to transport 1.4 million passengers in 2015.

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InselAir will also add Miami – Havana to its network this month with McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82/83 aircraft (MD-82/83) (above) and will then serve 22 destinations from its hubs on Aruba and Curacao. This year, InselAir expects to add more routes to its network which, amongst other routes, include Cali and Bucaramanga in Colombia, San Juan in Puerto Rico and Quito in Ecuador.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-83 (marketed as the MD-83) PJ-MDG (msn 49935) in the updated 2011 livery arrives at Miami International Airport.

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Southwest Airlines to launch its first international route from Houston Hobby to Aruba on March 7, 2015

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) will launch its first international route from Houston’s Hobby Airport (HOU) on March 7, 2015 with a weekly flight to Aruba per Airline Route.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8H4 N8306H (msn 36983) departs from Raleigh-Durham.

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Southwest to drop three Caribbean routes from Atlanta

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) effective March 1, 2015 will drop two weekly international routes from Atlanta; Aruba and Montego Bay. The company will also drop the Atlanta-San Juan route on March 7, 2015 per Airline Route.

Effective on March 7, 2015 Southwest will add weekly San Antonio-New Orleans service.

Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-7H4 N436WN (msn 32456) departs from New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

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Southwest Airlines starts international flights today

Southwest Airlines (Dallas) today (July 1) launched an international service by inaugurating service to three Caribbean destinations from three of its US gateway cities. Southwest Airlines’ first international departure, flight WN 1804 from Baltimore/Washington to Oranjestad, Aruba, departed on time at 8:30 am EDT, closely followed by Southwest flight WN 906 to Montego Bay, Jamaica, where its first-ever scheduled international arrival was planned for just after 11 am EDT. A midday flight from Baltimore/Washington to Nassau/Paradise Island also brings Southwest Airlines to The Bahamas.

Customers on the carrier’s inaugural international flights from Baltimore/Washington joined those in two other gateway cities of Atlanta, and Orlando who celebrated alongside Employees with commemorative beach balls, snorkels and masks.

At the Company’s corporate headquarters in Dallas, Employees staffed a command center in the pre-dawn hours to monitor operational performance and new technology systems developed in partnership with Amadeus, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry. Its Altea suite of technology solutions is powering Southwest’s reservations, inventory, and departure control functions for international flying.

Read the analysis by Bloomberg Businessweek: CLICK HERE

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8H4 N8633A (msn 36905) with the new Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets arrives at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI).

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Insel Air Aruba to introduce Aruba-Miami service on April 11

Insel Air Aruba (Aruba) will introduce a new route from Aruba to Miami on April 11 with six flights a week.

This will be followed by Aruba-Valencia service starting two days later on April 13.

Finally on June 18 the airline will launch a twice-weekly route to Georgetown, Guyana on June 18.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. McDonnell Douglas DC-9-82 (MD-82) PJ-MDD (msn 49972) with “Aruba” titles taxies at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).

Southwest Airlines announces its first international routes to Aruba, Montego Bay and Nassau

Southwest Airlines (Atlanta) today announced its first-ever scheduled international flights.

Beginning July 1, 2014, Southwest Airlines will operate daily, nonstop flights between:

  • Atlanta and Aruba, and Montego Bay
  • Baltimore/Washington and Aruba, Nassau, and (twice daily) Montego Bay
  • Orlando and (Saturday only) Aruba, and Montego Bay

In this first phase of the Company’s international conversion plan, wholly owned subsidiary AirTran Airways will continue service between Atlanta and Nassau, between Chicago Midway and Montego Bay, as well as flights to/from Cancun, Los Cabos, andMexico City, Mexico, and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. By the end of 2014, the carrier plans to complete the launch of Southwest Airlines service to the remaining four international destinations on the Company’s network route map of 96 destinations in six countries. Both carriers’ full flight schedules are now open for booking through August 8, 2014.

The make-ready process for international service has involved nearly all of Southwest’s 45,000 Employees to implement additional technologies, training, and compliance, to obtain operational and regulatory approvals, and to ready the People, planes, and policies unique to Southwest Airlines to serve Customers in new countries.

Copyright Photo: Jay Selman/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-7H4 WL N280WN (msn 32533) in the Sea World “Penquin One” livery arrives at Las Vegas.

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