Published On: Tue, Dec 16th, 2014

InselAir’s 20th destination Trinidad & Tobago added to network

InselAirWILLEMSTAD - On Monday December 15th,  InselAir relaunched it’s 20th destination Trinidad & Tobago with an festive early breakfast at Curacao International Airport followed by the inaugural flight to Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain. The flight was operated with a Fokker 70, with 80 seats, which was acquired by InselAir earlier this year. InselAir will operate flights from Curacao to Port-of-Spain 3 x per week; on Mondays and Thursdays departing Curacao at 10:30AM and arriving in Trinidad at 12PM. On Tuesdays the flight leaves at 4:15PM and arrives in Trinidad at 5:45PM which provides business travels a perfect schedule for a 2-day business trip.

Curacao as hub to Caribbean, Europe and Asia

Jurgen Lippinkhof, Chief Commercial Officer of InselAir, addressed the audience in Trinidad and explained the relaunch of the route.

We see an increasing demand from not only Curacao and Trinidad, but also from Aruba and Bonaire and from our destinations in VenezuelaThis is a good example of InselAir’s strategic hub function on Curacao. We are able to transport an increasing amount of passengers throughout the Pan American region due to the increasing scale of our network”, says Lippinkhof. “More and more passengers from within the Pan American Region are getting used to our large network and therefore often choose InselAir to connect to their final destinationThrough strong collaborations with our partner airlines, such as KLM/Air France, Avianca and GOL, passengers from all InselAir destinations are able to reach destinations in South America, Europe, North America and even AsiaFrom Trinidad for instance, through Curacao, passengers have a seamless connection to Amsterdam via KLM, ” ends Lippinkhof.

Warm Trinidadian welcome

InselAir and its guests were enthusiastically welcomed in Trinidad by the local authorities and local representative Lazzari & Sampson Limited. “The market responds well to the relaunch of this route,” elaborated Namie Ali, Sales & Marketing Manager at Lazzari & Sampson Limited. “We have sold more tickets than we expected and we are looking forward to a long-lasting relationship between Lazzari and InselAir”, concludes Ali.

Curacao - Georgetown

Right after yesterday’s relaunch event, InselAir will get ready to celebrate the launch of another route. This Thursday, December 18, InselAir will InselAir2start non-stop service from Curacao to Georgetown (Guyana). Flights from Curacao to Georgetown will be on Thursdays and Sundays at 8:15PM and will arrive at10:20PM in Georgetown. Flights from Georgetown will be on Fridays and Mondays at 6:45AM and will arrive in Curacao at 8:50AM (all times are local times in the departure/arrival city). Passengers from St. Maarten will enjoy a convenient and seamless connection from Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten via InselAir’s hub on Curacao to Georgetown and vice versa. Earlier this year InselAir already introduced its Aruba - Georgetown route. “By adding direct flights from Curacao to Georgetown, our passengers from Georgetown will now have more options to enter InselAir’s extensive route network which will enable them to connect seamlessly to destinations such as Aruba, Bonaire, Miami, St. Maarten, Santo Domingo, Caracas, Las Piedras and Port-of-Spain,’ explains Lippinkhof.

Manaus and Havana

InselAir will also add Aruba - Manaus (Brazil) and Miami - Havana to its network in January 2015 and will then serve 22 destinations from its hubs on Aruba and Curacao. In 2015 InselAir expects to add more routes to its network which, amongst other routes, include Cali and Bucaramanga in Colombia, San Juan in Puerto Rico and Quito in Ecuador.

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