Published On: Wed, Oct 24th, 2018

Corendon founder creates nearly 500 jobs in Curaçao

Corendon-owner-Atilay-UsluWILLEMSTAD - With the plans announced by the travel organization Corendon, 500 jobs will be created on the island. This is well-needed news for Curaçao.

The company wants to invest in the airlift in the region by using at least a Boeing 737-800. With this aircraft, the company can fly about 6 to 6.5 hours. From Curaçao there are enough good destinations in the Caribbean. Curaçao will then be used as a hub.

During a recent press conference in which the travel organization presented its plans for the Caribbean, the owner of Corendon, Atilay Uslu, went deeper into what previously was considered rumors that the company will operate flights between Sao Paolo, Brazil and Curaçao.

Uslu says that the negotiations will be completed within a week. Then the company will share more details about the plans. “We are now finishing and all parties are enthusiastic, so I see no reason why it would not work,” according to the director of Corendon Curaçao Sander Winterberg. Later on, expansion to other destinations might also be possible. According to owner Uslu, for example, there is already an application for the Brazilian city of Manaus, but that is not yet concrete. “In any case, we have plans,” he says.

The reason that Corendon intends to invest in the airlift in Curaçao is, among other things, the recent purchase of the bankrupt Veneto Holiday Beach Hotel. In addition, Corendon is the owner of Livingstone Jan Thiel Resort and has a strong financial relationship with Kunuku Aqua Resort. Their main market is the Netherlands. But the company also plans to bring travelers from Canada, North and Latin America.

Corendon profiles itself as a market leader in the field of 'all inclusive' holidays. The travel agency flies with twenty Boeings to more than 85 destinations. In addition to Curaçao, Corendon also has hotels in the Netherlands, Ibiza and Turkey. Corendon has, among other things, the hotel Grand Park Lara with 896 rooms. Here, the former Holiday Beach Hotel should about that same size.

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