6th MD-83 arrives this Friday
Willemstad, Curacao - Another MD-83, which will be added to InselAir’s fleet, will be number 12 for InselAir. This airplane has just finished its C-check in South Africa and it will leave on March 13 to Curacao where it is expected to land on Friday March 15 2013.
Already the 12th plane for InselAir.
“We can vividly remember when our first jet airplane arrived in Curacao which was also an MD-83. It arrived in Curacao on December 23 of 2006. There were great expectations of the Curacao population concerning this new company InselAir and a large crowd came to the airport to welcome this first plane. Today we see that those expectations were reached and even surpassed,” according to Edward Heerenveen, Chief General and International Affairs van InselAir.
InselAir is, with 16 destinations and its own planes, a solid company
With the arrival of the 12th plane, InselAir consolidates and even enhances its position as one of the bigger airlines in the region and of course of Curacao. With 16 destinations InselAir is an important player, also taken into account that shortly InselAir Aruba will start flights from InselAir’s second hub, Aruba. The MD-83, which will be arriving on Friday March 15 2013, will be operating on the known routes of InselAir and also on the new routes that InselAir will start in 2013. With the purchase of the MD-83 we can announce that 9 of the 12 aircraft are owned by InselAir. The fleet consists now of 3 Embraer Bandeirantes, 3 Fokker -50’s and 6 MD-82/83’s which will be operated and maintained by local personnel.
Significant contribution to Aruba’s and Curacao’s economy
InselAir Curacao and Aruba also guarantee that all earnings will stay in Curacao and Aruba and will flow directly into the local economies via the Central Bank and other banks on Curacao and Aruba, rather than to let it flow into a foreign economy. By putting this extra airplane into service we are convinced that we will minimize delays and cancelations by always having a backup plane available. That is why in our publications you can often read that ONLY INSELAIR will give you the assurance and services you are entitled to. This is illustrated by the fact that InselAir became a member of the White list of Europe, it is certified by the FAA in the USA, certified by the CAA in Curacao and the completion of the certification in Aruba last year gave us the right to start up InselAir Aruba. InselAir, in 2011, already successfully received its certification of IOSA, which is the IATA Operational Safety Audit, a certification that is only given to a company that could demonstrate to have complied with all the criteria of IATA (International Air Transport Association).
For that reason InselAir has started – being the first airline to do so on Curacao – executing heavy maintenance, such as C-checks, on its own planes, which results in around 40 extra jobs and will also generate new and more business for suppliers that are involved in these C-checks. Besides that, also major investments are planned to build a new hangar. All work will be done locally on Curacao and also all financial resources will remain in the local economy of Curacao. Lots of companies have tried to upgrade to receive this IOSA certification but none in our direct region have yet succeeded in this. Therefore InselAir is very proud to be able to say again: “ONLY INSELAIR - IOSA Certificated National Carrier of Curacao”.
The exterior and interior of the plane.
Flight plan of the new plane
Last Updated on Thursday, 14 March 2013 13:12
Register for InselStarmiles here (FREE):
Willemstad, Curacao – Through InselAir’s loyalty program ‘Insel Starmiles’ travelers traveling on routes from/to Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Sint Maarten and Surinam will be extra rewarded with double Insel Starmiles. By doing so, InselAir shows it’s appreciation to its loyal customers who choose InselAir as their reliable travel partner.
1000 extra Starmiles for new members
New members who sign up before March 31st 2013 will receive an extra of 1000 Starmiles on their first flight, in addition to the double miles earned on that flight. Everyone who registers enrolls as a ‘basic’ member, which means you can start earning and redeeming Insel Starmiles. Use your Insel Starmiles number when making an online booking or present your Insel Starmiles card at the ticket office, travel agent or at the check-in desks at the airport. In case you forgot to use your Insel Starmiles on your recent flight(s), you can always claim your miles from flights for up to four months after the traveled date(s).
Diamond, gold, silver and basic Insel Starmiles benefits
If you are a frequent flyer you are automatically upgraded to a Diamond, Silver or Gold status, depending on the amount of miles you fly or the amount of flights you take. Diamond members, besides exclusive services such as priority boarding, priority check-in and priority seating, save 50% extra miles when traveling. Earned miles can be exchanged for free tickets to any InselAir destination.
Signing up & more information
More information can be found on fly-inselair.com/starmiles where you can sign up and start earning Starmiles on your first flight. Here you will also find more information about the amount of miles you earn per route and the amount of miles you need to redeem.
Starting March 1st 2013 the airport departure tax of InselAir flights leaving Aruba Airport will be included in the ticket price. Last November the same process has already been implemented in Sint Maarten. This all leads to more travel convenience for our customers.
InselAir is happy to announce a new number for USA customers.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 March 2013 15:00
As of February 18 2013 the airport tax collection office at Curacao Airport is located on ground level left of the check-in desks.
Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2013 13:01
New location airport tax collection office at Curacao Airport