BONAIRE TO RECEIVE ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS FROM DELTA AIR LINES AND UNITED AIRLINES FOR WINTER TRAVEL
**Non-Stop Delta Flights from Atlanta Expand from 1 to 3 Weekly**
**United Adds Additional Flights from Newark & Houston for Holiday Travel**
Kralendijk, Bonaire - (July 21, 2015) - Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) is pleased to announce Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will be adding additional non-stop flights to Bonaire, ideally timed for the peak 2015/2016 winter travel season.
Delta will add two more non-stop flights to Bonaire from Atlanta beginning December 19, 2015. The southbound Delta flight DL665 will depart Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 9:45am and arrive at Bonaire International Airport (BON) at 2:45pm every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The northbound return flight DL482 will depart Bonaire at 3:42pm and arrive at Atlanta at 7:05pm everything Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The Tuesday flight will be removed for the winter lull (January 5 - February 9, 2016); then back to 3 times a week on February 13, 2016. The three weekly non-stop flights are slated to run through March 2016.
For United, their Newark non-stop flight to Bonaire will return early from hiatus on Saturday, September 26, 2015. During the holiday season, United will be adding extra flights to their Houston and Newark schedules. From November 20 - December 1, 2015, the southbound United flight UA1402 will depart George Bush International Airport (IAH) every Friday and Saturday at 1:00pm and arrive at Bonaire at 7:45pm. The northbound return flight UA1401 will depart Bonaire every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30am and arrive at Houston at 10:25am. From December 11, 2015 - January 4, 2016, the southbound United flight UA 1422 will depart EWR every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am and arrive at Bonaire at 2:37pm. The northbound United flight UA 1420 will depart Bonaire every Saturday and Sunday at 3:32pm and arrive at Newark at 7:27pm.
"The addition of these Delta and United non-stop flights to Bonaire during the peak season demonstrates the airlines' confidence in Bonaire's tourism product," commented Malinda Hassell, Marketing Manager of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. "With these new additional flights added to our U.S. airline schedule, it will also provide our visitors with more convenient connections to Bonaire."
Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most abundant fish population in the Caribbean. World renowned for scuba diving and snorkeling, it is also ideal for adventurers and explorers as it offers a myriad of eco-adventure activities from sea and mangrove kayaking to windsurfing or kite boarding and more. For those who want to kick back and relax, not having traffic lights on the island makes it easy to stroll into town or hop on a scooter or bike to peruse the island at their own pace. Accommodations range from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to intimate guesthouses, small inns and private villas.
Bonaire is ranked at #5 on the list of Trip Advisor's Travelers' Choice Awards Top 10 Caribbean Islands and was also voted #1 in Islands magazine's Editors' Picks: Best Snorkeling in the Caribbean. The Bonaire Marine Park was named one of the Caribbean's Best Places for Snorkeling by Frommer's and was recently named one of the "10 Beaches to Visit in January 2015" by USA Today. On the culinary side, one of Bonaire's lion fish dishes was named on USAToday.com's "Most Memorable Meals of 2014."
Bonaire continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism. For 22 consecutive years in Scuba Diving magazine's annual Readers' Choice Awards, Bonaire has been selected as the number one Shore Diving destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic. This year, it received 7 awards. It was also voted number one for Macro Diving, Advanced Diving and Beginner Diving in the Reader's Choice Awards.
Getting to Bonaire...
Delta operates a Saturday non-stop flight to/from Atlanta on Saturdays. Delta will add two more non-stop flights to Bonaire from Atlanta beginning December 19, 2015.
United Airlines operates weekly non-stop flights to Bonaire from Houston, TX and from Newark, NJ (the Newark flight is seasonal). During the holiday season, United will be adding extra flights to their Houston and Newark schedules. As the schedule can vary from either a Friday or Saturday departure from the USA, please visit United.com the most current flight information.
Other flights from North America generally arrive in Curacao or Aruba;Insel Airflies from Charlotte, NC and Miami, FL to Bonaire via Curacao. Flights between Bonaire, Aruba and Curacao are available on Insel Air and Divi Divi Air flies between Bonaire and Curacao.