From Eindhoven Airport to Curacao with the Dreamliner
EINDHOVEN, WILLEMSTAD – The Dutch aviation company Arke will start operating the route Eindhoven (The Netherlands) to Curaçao and Aruba at the end of this year. One of the Netherlands’ largest regional airport will get its first international (faraway) destination. The first flight will be on Sunday, November 1st. Arke will operate this route twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, and will use their Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Arke and Eindhoven Airport are responding to the trend that more and more vacationers are flying from their own region to their holiday destination. They can now make use of their regional airport for a faraway destination. It’s also the first time that that the Dreamliner will operate from a regional airport in the Netherlands.
Belgians and Germans
Go on vacation and leave from a regional airport is becoming increasingly popular, according to Arke and Eindhoven Airport. The short travel time, the small, fast handling airport and low parking costs play a major role.
Arke emphatically not only focuses on Dutch travelers, but also Belgians and Germans. There are currently no direct flights from Belgian airports to the Dutch Caribbean islands. In Germany only Air Berlin operates the route Dusseldorf to Curaçao once a week.
Director of the Eindhoven airport, Joost Meijs says that Eindhoven is pleased with this new service. “We are delighted with the announcement that Ark, a professional partner for us, will fly with an extremely quiet and economical aircraft to two new destinations.”
On the map
Hans van de Velde, director of Arkefly, understands the rapidly increasing popularity of Eindhoven Airport: “Close to home, less congestion, less stress and cheap parking; flying from the region outside of the Randstad has many advantages for travelers. Eindhoven Airport has been working in recent years on its successful expansion. We are confident that together with the Eindhoven Airport and our Dreamliner we can put the Dutch Caribbean even better on the map.”