Published On: Mon, Oct 22nd, 2018

Corendon Dutch Airlines to base 737-800 in Curaçao

corendon_dutch_737WILLEMSTAD - Corendon Dutch Airlines plans to station one 189 seat Boeing 737-800 in Curaçao over winter 2018/19 to boost services to the Caribbean and Brazil.

The Boeing 737-800 flies from Curaçao from mid-December to the islands of Aruba and Sint Maarten and to Sao Paulo in Brazil. Corendon Dutch Airlines does not sell tickets itself but carries out the flights on behalf of Curaçao-based Divi Divi Air.

Divi Divi Air itself does not have large aircraft. The twin-engine DHC-6 Twin Otter is the largest type in the fleet and can accommodate nineteen passengers. The Corendon aircraft has 189 seats on board.

In an earlier interview with the Dutch aviation website Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine, Corendon CEO Steven van der Heijden said that during the winter season Corendon is making part of its fleet available for charters or flights on behalf of third parties. Transavia and TUI also do the same during the generally quieter winter season. In the summer extra planes are leased to meet the larger demand in the Dutch high season.


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