InselAir expects growth this year
“We now also serving Georgetown, Indiana, Puerto Rico and Quito and additional flights to Suriname.”
WILLEMSTAD – InselAir expects to transport something more than 1.4 million passengers in 2016, according to Edward Heerenveen, one of the directors of InselAir.
“Last year, we fully anticipated the problems with Venezuela and then scheduled a number of new destinations. We are now also serving Georgetown, Indiana, Puerto Rico, Quito and we have deployed additional flights to Suriname.”
Cuba also shows to be a hot item. InselAir flies directly to Havana and recently from Miami to five cities in Cuba since June 2015.
“This is especially interesting because of the many Americans of Cuban origin in Miami, but anyone can get in with a US visa on these flights. We now have 7 or 8 flights a day.”
Insel Air is in talks with a number of governments, because they are open to even more destinations. The cooperation with Air Berlin, KLM / Air France, Winair, Avianca and GOL and codeshares with KLM / Air France are going as desired. Last year the company launched a more focused personnel policy.
“Our on-time performance is up again. We are now at 75% again and I expect to reach 80% of our flights to depart on time at mid-2016. And that's really a very high percentage.”
InselAir will not acquire new aircrafts for now. They will continue operating with the McDonnel Douglas planes.
“The MD's are ideal for the flights that we operate, including on fuel consumption. Obviously, they are well maintained.”