Aruba Airport welcomed the arrival of Air Century on 3 July with the carrier beginning services to Santo Domingo La Isabela. Several cakes were baked to mark the occasion and a ceremonial ribbon cutting was performed by Solandry Fuentes, Aruba Station Manager, Air Century; Jose Reinoso, Sales Executive, Air Century; Carlos Jimenez, MD, Air Century; Arantxa Chahin, Marketing Manager, Air Century; Barbara Brown, CCO, Aruba Airport Authority and Osling Toppenberg, CEO AGS Aruba.
- Air Century has introduced Aruba (AUA) to its route network after commencing a new link from Santo Domingo La Isabela (JBQ) in the Dominican Republic on 3 July. According to OAG data the carrier has not operated any scheduled services to Aruba over the past 10 years. The airline’s booking engine shows that it will serve the 672-kilometre sector twice-weekly (Sundays and Tuesdays) in the outbound direction and three times per week in the inbound direction, with the additional rotation operating on Wednesdays. All flights will be flown by the carrier’s Saab 340s and there is no direct competition. Barbara Brown, CCO, Aruba Airport Authority said: “With this new flight offered by Air Century, we can offer our passengers more quality flying options to and from the Dominican Republic and beyond other destinations in the Caribbean region. We look forward to a long lasting relationship that will hopefully develop into more frequencies in the future.” Schedules show that Air Century will also operate to Port-au-Prince and San Juan from Santo Domingo La Isabela during S18.