TCB reaches agreement with Air Belgium on direct flights
Air Belgium announced on March 14th that it will include Bonaire as a new destination in the winter schedule 2022/2023 with a direct scheduled flight from Brussels Airport (BRU). Air Belgium will operate a BRU-BON-CUR-BRU triangle flight from the beginning of November 2022, with Bonaire being the first stop on the route from Brussels.
From November 4th, 2022, a biweekly flight will depart Brussels (BRU) every Friday and Sunday at 9:15 AM and arrive at Bonaire (BON) at 3:05 PM. The return flight departs BON at 4:05 PM and arrives in BRU at 8:35 AM. This flight is offered as a scheduled service all year round with the A330 NEO, a new-generation aircraft that combines environmental and economic performance with greater passenger comfort.
“Increasing our European air network and attracting a quality traveler are parts of our Tourism Recovery Plan, which we are working on with great passion,” said Miles Mercera, director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “This extra air connection is a unique opportunity to open up new markets in Belgium and to better serve other European target groups, including Dutch people in the southern regions and German travelers.”
"We are very pleased with the collaboration with Air Belgium and see this as a sign that the value of Bonaire is becoming more and more known in other parts of the world," said Commissioner Hennyson Thielman. “The direct scheduled service from Brussels to Bonaire is an important step in our economic vision to tap into new European markets with tourists with a higher spending level, including the Belgian, French and German markets.”