KLM brings first vaccines to Aruba
KLM brought almost 12,000 coronavirus vaccines to Aruba on 16 February, the first of multiple vaccination deliveries to the Caribbean’s Dutch Kingdom islands.
Aruba’s Prime Minister and the Minister of Tourism, Public Health and Sport were on hand to welcome the first arrival.
Joost Meijs, CEO of Aruba Airport Authority, said: “We welcome the vaccines and hope that soon the entire population can be vaccinated to return to the Pre-COVID traveling days. At Aruba Airport, we have adhered to all the preventive measures and will continue with our efforts to ensure a safe travel experience for all our passengers.”
Amsterdam has, of course, always played a crucial role at Aruba. While 2021 isn’t yet finalised, over 220,000 seats are currently scheduled across KLM and TUI fly Netherlands.
KLM has a once-daily offering, varying between B777s and A330s, routing Amsterdam – Bonaire – Aruba – Amsterdam. Later this year, it’ll stop first in Aruba and then Bonaire.
TUI, meanwhile, presently has a once-weekly service using B787-8s, routing Amsterdam – Aruba – Curaçao – Amsterdam. It increases to three-weekly in March and to four-weekly in the summer.