Top safety experts and aviation leaders gather to focus on safety
Willemstad, June 25, 2013 - The 4th Pan American Aviation Safety Summit, to be held on June 25-26 in San Jose, Costa Rica, amidst the participation of the most important airlines in the Americas, aviation authorities from around the region and other important stakeholders from the aviation industry, both regional and global. A delegation of Inselair, Curacaos national carrier, will also participate in this event to contribute to the continues effort to improve safety in the aviation industry.
Focus on safety
The conference is hosted by the Regional Aviation Safety Group-Pan America (RASG-PA) and the Costa Rica Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC). In partnership with the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) the focus of this ‘gather’ will be on Safety Programs for Risk Mitigation (Runway Safety, Safety Data Sharing and Phraseology, among others) and the outcome resulting from their implementation, as well as the economic impact of Maintaining High Safety Standards.
Safety in region improved
ALTA´s Executive Director, Alex de Gunten, said, "The Safety Summit gathers top leaders from the aviation industry in the quest for continued improvement of Safety around the region. Since the RASG-PA was founded in 2008, the track record of the region has improved, reducing its accident rate by over 70% and is now better than the world average."
Top industry leaders and organizations participate in summit
The conference will feature the participation of top airlines from the Americas and Europe, that include Aeroméxico, American Airlines, Austral, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, BahamasAir, Cayman Airways, Copa Airlines, Copa Colombia, GOL, Delta Airlines, Iberia, InselAir, InterJet, JetBlue Airways, LAN, LAN Ecuador, MasAir, SANSA, Southwest Airlines, TACA, TAM Airlines, TAME, UPS and Volaris.
Other supporting organizations participating in the Summit include Airports Council International Latin America-Caribbean (ACI-LAC), the Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System (CASSOS), the Central America Corporation of Air Navigation Services (COCESNA by its Spanish acronym), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO), the Latin American Civil Aviation Council (CLAC by its Spanish acronym), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers Association (IFATCA) and the International Federation of Airline Pilots´ Associations (IFALPA).
InselAir, the national carrier of Curaçao, operated its first flight on august 28 2006. In South America Inselair has the following destinations: Caracas, Valencia, Barquisimeto, Las Piedras and Maracaibo in Venezuela, Medellin in Colombia and Paramaribo in Surinam. Destinations in the United States are Miami and Charlotte. Within the Caribbean, InselAir operates flights to Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Kingston, St. Maarten, St. Domingo and Haïti. InselAir's passengers enjoy free food and drinks on board, luggage allowance of one free checked suitcase and ample legroom. Comfort Class passengers enjoy, among others, pre boarding, access to business lounges, extra legroom, extra luggage allowance and premium food and drinks on board. InselAir operates on average 48 flights per day with her fleet of 6 MD's with 152 seats each, 3 Fokker 50's with 50 seats each and 3 Embraer Bandeirantes with 15 seats each.
ALTA (Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association) is a private, non-profit organization, whose member airlines represent more than 90 percent of the region's commercial air traffic. ALTA coordinates the collaborative efforts of its members in order to facilitate the development of safer, more efficient and environmentally friendly air transport in the Latin America and Caribbean region for the mutual benefit of the association's members, their customers and the industry. Visit ALTA at www.alta.aero.
ABSA, AeroGal, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeromar, Aeroméxico, Aeroméxico Connect, Air Jamaica, Avianca, Avianca Brasil, Aviateca, Bahamasair, Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Airways, Copa Airlines, Copa Airlines Colombia, Cubana de Aviación, GOL, InselAir, Lacsa, LAN, LAN Argentina, LAN Cargo, LAN Colombia, LAN Ecuador, LAN Express, LAN Peru, LANCO, LIAT, MasAir, Surinam Airways, TACA, TACA Peru, TAM, TAM Airlines Paraguay, TAME, Volaris Associate Members: Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, Iberia, JetBlue, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines, UPS Affiliate Members: Airbus, Air Lease Corp., Airline Business, Amadeus, ARINC, Ascend, ATR, AvGroup, Avio-Diepen, Bain & Company, Barfield, Boeing, Bombardier, CFM, Chromalloy, Embraer, GE Aviation, Hahn Air, HEICO, Holland & Knight, ICF SH&E, ILFC, Ilyushin Finance, Lufthansa Consulting, Lufthansa Systems, MARSH Aviation, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, OAG, Petrobras Aviation, Pratt & Whitney, Rockwell Collins, ROUTES, SABRE Airline Solutions, SHELL Aviation, SITA, SNECMA, SpencerStuart, Superjet International, Travelport, UATP, Wencor, Willis Aerospace, Willis Lease, World Fuel Services.
Última actualización en Jueves, 27 de Junio de 2013 14:50
For all passengers (all InselAir destinations):
Purchased a ticket after Tuesday May 28th 2013, and:
Are you travelling before August 28 2013? Previous regulations apply.
Are you travelling on or after August 28 2013? New regulations apply.
Purchased a ticket before Tuesday May 28th 2013?
Previous regulations apply to all tickets purchased before Tuesday May 28th 2013 with travelling dates before and after August 28 2013.
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Willemstad - Tuesday night March 27th InselAir awarded 3 travel agents for their Outstanding Performance in 2012. The award for Best Selling Performance went to Maduro Travel, followed by Mau-Asam Travel and Most Promising Travel Agency Award went to A1 Travel.
A yearly event
During a festive happy hour at the InselAir Headquarters travel agents from Curacao gathered together to participate in the Travel Agent Appreciation Event. This yearly event is a very important moment for InselAir to show its appreciation and gratitude for all travel agents that support and do their utmost to help InselAir achieve its mission of becoming an airline of choice in the Pan American region.
A personal thank you
Edward Heerenveen, Chief International and General Affairs, addressed the travel agents personally and thanked them for their continued support. Heerenveen also emphasized on the importance that only by working as a team and by putting the customer’s needs first we will all be able to “Reach Higher”.
InselAir ta otorgá agensia nan di biahe pa nan prestashon èkstra ordinario den 2012
Willemstad - Djamars anochi 27 di mart, InselAir a otorgá 3 agensia di biahe pa nan prestashon èkstra ordinario den 2012. E agensia di biahe ku a bende InselAir mas mihó den 2012 ta Maduro Travel, sigui pa Mau-ASam Travel i e premio pa agensia mas prometedor a bai pa A1 Travel.
Un evento anual
Durante di un happy hour festivo na InselAir su kantor prinsipal, tur agensia di biahe a wòrdu invitá na e InselAir Travel Agents Appreciation Event. E evento aki, ku ta tuma lugá tur aña, ta un momento importante pa InselAir mustra apresio i gratitut na tur agensia di biahe pa nan sosten durante di e aña anterior i na mes momento pa yuda InselAir realisá su mishon pa bira e aerolinea di eskoho den e region Pan Amerikano.
Un danki personal
Edward Heerenveen, Chief International and General Affairs, a gradisí tur agensia di biahe personalmente pa nan aporte kontinuo na InselAir. Tambe Heerenveen a enfatisá riba e importansia ku solamente trahando huntu komo team I poniendo e nesesidat di kliente na promé lugá nos tur ta den e posishon pa “Reach Higher”.
Click on image below to see pictures of this event.
Curacao Airport ONLY allows transit passengers to transit tax free bought gels & liquids to other destinations from Curacao, when bottles are less that 100ml/3 oz and are in zip-lock bags.
Willemstad - Passengers, either boarding at or transferring through our airport, as of March 15, 2013 will go through a liquid, aerosols and gel (LAGs) control, irrespective of their destination. The LAGs control is ruled by ICAO and TSA (in the US) and has been ordered by the Curaçao Civil Aviation Authority to be introduced at this moment in Curaçao. CAP, in order to introduce the LAGs control, will introduce a third screening machine and line and bring some changes in the Departure Screening Point. The airport tax counter has already been moved downstairs and is operational as of February 18th. CAP, will on the occasion of the introduction of the LAGs control in cooperation with its partners, start a information campaign to inform passengers boarding as those transferring through our airport of the introduction of LAGs control at the Curaçao International Airport.
The LAGs control was introduced in 2006 as the international response after and attempted liquid bomb attack in an airplane in the UK. The introduction of the LAGs check at Hato Airport is an important step in further ensuring the security of the passengers. CAP decided to provide and additional screening machines and manpower in order to be sure that this additional check can be performed without delays. The additional screening machine also makes sure the airport is prepared for growth of especially Curacao’s local carriers. The introduction of the LAGs control implies that each passenger is allowed to have in their carry-on baggage 100 milliliter or smaller containers of liquids or gels in a 1 quart-size, clear plastic, zip-top bag. Containers with more than 100 milliliter of liquid or gel are permitted in checked luggage. The bag limits the total volume per person. Only 1 bag per traveler is allowed to be placed in the security bin.
What should be considered as LAGs? Any thing you can pour, pump, squeeze, spread, smear, spray or spilled should be considered as a LAG. This includes water and other drinks, soup, syrups, jams, stews, sauces and pastes, creams, lotions, cosmetics and oils, sprays, perfumes, hair and shower gels, shaving and other foams, deodorants, pastes (including toothpaste), liquid-solid mixtures, mascara, lip gloss or lip balm or any other item of similar consistency at room temperature. Please note that baby formula and –food, breast milk and juice and medically necessary liquids and gels, including medications are exempted of the LAGs control. It’s not required for them to be carried in a zip-top bag. Furthermore LAGS bought inside the departure hall must be packed and sealed by staff at tax free stores. This seal is valid for a period of one day. It is not allowed to tamper with the bag nor seal.
Those transferring in the USA must also be aware that at LAGs must be checked-in luggage at US airports.
CAP will initiate, in cooperation with its partners, an information campaign at the introduction of the LAGs control. The campaign comes close to the 3-1-1 campaign used in many other countries who has introduced this kind of control. CAP also apologizes for eventual inconvenience caused due to the work done in the next weeks at the departure screening point in order to guaranty a swift introduction of the LAG control.Última actualización en Viernes, 22 de Marzo de 2013 20:21