In November 2019, the new airline Fly Caribbean Direct (FLY-CD) announced vacation flights between South America and the Caribbean. The home base is said to be Bonaire. That would connect the island directly with Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, among others! Whether, how and when this all becomes reality is still a question. In any case, the news seemed to us to be a good reason to identify which airlines are currently serving the island. This way you know how to get to Bonaire or how you can extend your vacation with an extra destination.
Let's start close to home. The most booked destination from Bonaire is the neighboring island of Curaçao. This is not surprising because it is only a 15 minute flight (there are even people commuting between the islands!). You can use the companies EZair, DiviDivi and WinAir for this. Our personal favorite is DiviDivi. The flight with only 9 fellow passengers is unforgettable and always on time! The rest of the region is easily accessible from Curaçao. ArubaAirlines offers a direct flight to Aruba and WinAir connects the island with Sint Maarten.
Unfortunately, there are currently no direct flights to and from Central and South America. (Cross your fingers for FLY-CD!) However, the continent is not completely out of reach ... on the contrary! Various Latin American countries are easily accessible via Curaçao. With Avianca you can fly to Colombia in no time, Surinam with Surinam Airways is easily accessible and Copa Airlines connects you with Central America by flight to Panama City.
United Airlines, Delta Airlines and American Airlines fly to Bonaire from North America. United flies from Newark and Houston, Delta from Atlanta and American from Miami. How does the combination city trip Miami + Divers Paradise Bonaire sound like? And Sunwing offers direct flights to Bonaire from Toronto. Most seats are sold in combination with accommodation.
TUI and KLM fly daily between Bonaire and Amsterdam. Both airlines make a combination with one of the other ABC islands. KLM makes a short one-hour stop on the Amsterdam-Bonaire route on Aruba and TUI stops on the "way back" on Curaçao. So if you want to visit two islands on your Caribbean trip, have a look at the possibility of "multiple destinations". For example, you can fly with TUI to Bonaire, take a Divi to Curaçao, and then fly back from there. Often this costs you, apart from your one-way ticket with divi, nothing extra!
Once arrived on the island, we will take care of your transportation on site! Rent one of our pick-ups at a competitive price for the most comfort during your stay.
Photo credits header: We Share Bonaire