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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joyce & Jon McGuire on Sunday, July 14, 2002 - 3:54 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Looks like we might just make it after all. We have finally confirmed our flight plans and place to stay. The only thing left is to get from Aruba to Bonaire. We are arriving in Aruba (US Airways) on September 26th at 12:45. What are the best suggestions to get over to Bonaire. Should we see if Royal Arubian Air takes off. Does Avia air have a web sight? Any help is sure appreciated. Also, best place for a vehicle rental. We are staying at the Belmar and will need one for the week.

Thanks for any advice you can give us.

Joyce & Jon

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rory Arends on Tuesday, July 16, 2002 - 3:01 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Here's what we propose to do to serve Bonaire out of Aruba once we obtain our Air Operating Certificate (AOC) from the local Civil Aviation Authority:

Have TWO daily flights:
1. V5-573 leaves AUA 9:45 - arrives BON 10:25 am
2. V5-577 leaves AUA 6:30 - arrives BON 7:10 pm

Return flights:
1. V5-574 leaves BON 10:50 - arrives AUA 11:30 am
2. V5-578 leaves BON 7:35 - arrives AUA 8:15 p.m.

According to officials of Civil Aviation the tentative date for granting the AOC is this Friday 07/19. Once we have that in hand we must proceed in requesting landing permits in Bonaire and Curaçao. This process will take a couple of days, and should not be a problem.
So, if all goes well and without any [further]delays we plan to launch our first flight to Bonaire and Curaçao on August 1, 2002.

Keep your fingers crossed.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rory Arends on Tuesday, July 16, 2002 - 3:05 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Of course the message posted earlier is on behalf of Royal Aruban Airlines. Our flights from Aruba to Bonaire are non-stop, and our fares are competitive.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By gregg brewer on Tuesday, July 16, 2002 - 8:29 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Rory,

thanks for working with us to get an alternative way to Bonaire. I am ready to book a flight for September to Aruba on USAir to connect with your flight to Bonaire. Is it possible to route luggage direct to Bonaire?

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rory Arends on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 - 8:42 am:     Edit PostPrint Post

Gregg:
We are very optimistic about our future flights to Bonaire. There is also a lot of interest from the local market for these flights.
Unfortunately you will have to claim your luggage in Aruba on arrival and clear Immigration and Customs. This should not be a problem as you will have enough time to make your connection to Bonaire.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ann Phelan on Wednesday, July 17, 2002 - 10:06 am:     Edit PostPrint Post

Rory, may I have your email address to discuss a biz matter, please?

Ann Phelan
ann@bonairewindsurfing.com

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rory Arends on Friday, July 19, 2002 - 12:07 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

We have just received notification from the Aruba Civil Aviation Auhtory that Royal Aruban Airlines will be granted the Air Operating Certificate this afternoon (7/19) at 5:00 p.m.
Now there nothing in the way for us to start operations from Aruba to Bonaire and back with daily flights as indicated before.
We are planning our inaugural flight to Bonaire and then to Curaçao for July 31 and initiate commercial operations on August 1, 2002. (It may also happen earlier - not later).
Further news on this will be posted on our website soon.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rory Arends on Monday, July 22, 2002 - 1:55 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

The much awaited AOC (=Air Operating Certicicate) was granted to Royal Aruban Airlines on Friday, July 19, 2002. We are now in the process of requesting landing permits in Curaçao and Bonaire. This should take a couple of days. Our plans are to initiate scheduled air service to Bonaire on August 1, 2002.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rory Arends on Tuesday, July 30, 2002 - 4:32 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Sorry Folks. It is taking a little longer, Royal Aruban Airlines has not yet obtained the landing rights in Bonaire and Curaçao from the Netherlands Antillean Civil Aviation Department. We're anxious, and expect to get the permit in the next few days.

 

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Lydia S. Segal on Saturday, August 3, 2002 - 6:56 pm:     Edit PostPrint Post

Rory,

Did you get the permits and have the flights
bet Aruba and Bon started yet? Lydia

 


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