US Airways, Insel Air Agreement Offers Daily Flights to Curacao

September 23, 2009 by admin
Filed under: Airline News, Travel and Tourism 

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, Sep 22, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The recent signing of an interline agreement with US Airways and Curacao-based Insel Air has given travelers even more flexibility in planning their vacation to the island of Curacao. All US airways routes will be connecting seamlessly — within 1 1/2 hours — of Insel Air departures to Curacao from Miami International. The agreement also allows for passengers to book via Insel Air on www.usairways.com beginning Oct. 1, 2009. Passengers can also book on www.fly-inselair.com or through a travel agent.

“We are thrilled that US Airways now has the possibility to add Curacao to its list of Caribbean destinations. This agreement helps US travelers to become more familiar with Curacao, often referred to as the Caribbean’s hidden treasure because of our exquisite beaches, remarkable history and our capital Willemstad’s distinction as a UNESCO World Heritage site,” Evita Nita, Executive Director, Curacao Tourist Board said.

The interline agreement is also accompanied by the insertion of new aircraft — the MD-82, which arrived in Curacao last week — into Insel Air’s ever-growing fleet.

Prior to the signed agreement, Insel Air complied with all standards of IATA Clearing House, the international institute where transactions between airlines are cleared. The agreement has since been filed by IATA and published in the current IATA Multilateral Interline Traffic Agreement (MITA) Concurrences.

In addition to the daily service to Curacao on Insel Air via US Airways, starting November 19th American Airlines will offer twice daily service from Miami International (MIA); Continental offers weekly service from Newark (EWR); Delta Air Lines offers weekly service from Atlanta (ATL); and Air Jamaica offers connections twice weekly via Montego Bay from Baltimore/Washington (BWI) Philadelphia International (PHL), and Chicago O’Hare (ORD).

No matter what carrier travelers choose, the island’s popular Curacao Now promotion offers a $200-per-person airfare rebate, $200 food and beverage credit, a free night at participating hotels and more. Curacao Now is available for those traveling through Dec. 15, 2009. For a list of participating hotels and to learn more about Curacao Now, visit www.curacao.com/now.

About Curacao

With its pristine dive sites, secluded beaches, championship golf and rich local cuisine, Curacao offers a little something for everyone — from the adventure traveler to those who simply want to unwind (and enjoy its perfect climate). Curacao’s eclectic mix of history and culture is showcased in its capital city of Willemstad, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located on the outer fringes of the hurricane belt this welcoming, unique island paradise is often referred to as the Caribbean’s hidden treasure.

To learn more about the island of Curacao visit curacao.com and to request a FREE Curacao information package click here or call toll free 1.800.328.7222.

SOURCE: Curacao Tourist Board

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