This apparently gravity-defying water arch salute greeted InselAir Aruba’s inaugural flight on arrival at Miami International Airport. The four times weekly service will compete directly with American Airlines (14 weekly flights) and Surinam Airways (three weekly flights).
- InselAir Aruba, which operates with the ICAO code of 8I, has begun non-stop flights from Aruba (AUA) to Miami, FL (MIA). The new four times weekly service was launched on 11 April and will be operated by the airline’s MD-83s. The 1,820-kilometre route is already served by American Airlines with twice-daily flights, and Surinam Airways, with thrice-weekly flights. According to Frederick Nuboer, Chief Executive Officer of InselAir Aruba, “This is, for many reasons, a very important route for Aruba. Four direct flights per week to Miami will give passengers from both Aruba as well as Miami more travel flexibility. It’s important that a local carrier services this route as all InselAir Aruba employees, such as maintenance personnel, crew and pilots are recruited locally and directly benefit the local economy.” Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González, said: “We enthusiastically welcome InselAir Aruba as our newest international airline partner. MIA offers more flights to the Caribbean than any other US airport, and this new service represents another strong option for passengers who want quick, easy access to this beautiful region.”