Press Release TCB
*Winter season Bonaire will have 4 frequencies*
Amidst preparations for the American Airlines Inaugural Flight on June 9th arriving at 3:30pm. American Airlines informed that they will be adding extra flights to the schedule starting December 15th thru March 30th, 2019. The extra flights will be Monday, Wednesday and Friday in addition to the Saturday flight operated by an Airbus 319 with 128 seats. The flights were loaded in the system on June 2nd, 2018 and are already bookable. After March and moving forward it is the intention of American Airlines to continue to fly year-round with these flights. No extra guarantee was required to secure these flights. The extra flights represent an extra seat capacity of over 5700 seats to Bonaire during the winter season 2018/2019.
The performance of the Saturday flight according to American Airlines Network & Planning department is booking extremely well and therefore they are confident that the extra flights will also do well. Most bookings are being generated from the following cities: Miami, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia & Charlotte. Moving forward the promotion and marketing of the flights will need to continue. On May 31st American Airlines Vacations marketing program kicked off which will run until December 2018. Bonaire will also host a Destination Dinner on June 7th, 2018 in Miami with various large Travel Agents. These programs and platforms will also generate extra promotion for the island and will expand our promotional reach. TCB also request that our Tourism & accommodation sector continue to actively promote American Airlines within your various platforms. Tourism Corporation Bonaire is very excited about this opportunity and we look forward to continue to build a long-term partnership with American Airlines. Congratulations Bonaire on such an important achievement.