ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) is excited to share news on its fastest-growing market: Latin America.
Latin American airlines Wingo and Sarpa recently informed about their plans to add additional flights to their weekly itinerary starting June 7th for Wingo and June 21st for Sarpa.
Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA Airport) currently has a total of 4 Latin American Airlines (Avianca, Copa Airlines, Wingo, and Sarpa) who offer direct service to Colombia (Bogota, Medellin, and Barranquilla) and Panama. As a destination Aruba has in total 20 weekly flights from the Latin American region of which 13 are weekly flights from Colombia alone (vs. 16 weekly flights in 2019). The Latin American market accounts for 8% market share of AUA Airport’s total traffic distribution.
As of Tuesday, June 7, 2022, Wingo offers 3 weekly direct service from Bogota, which means an addition of 1 weekly flight to its previous 2 weekly flights on Thursdays and Sundays. Wingo added a Tuesday operation. Copa’s low-cost subsidiary uses a 737-800 aircraft with 186 seats on this additional flight, which translates into a 50% increase in weekly seat capacity (from 372 to 558 seats).
After starting commercial service to Aruba in January 2022 (2 weekly service on Wednesdays and Sundays), Sarpa is ready to offer an additional service also as of Tuesday, June 21, 2022, to Aruba. This will mean 3 weekly direct service on the Medellin – Aruba route on board the 50-seater Embraer 145 aircraft. These operations will be adapted to operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.
“With these additional flights secured for AUA Airport, both the Latin American and local market will benefit greatly. Avianca also added 2 weekly service for the period May 22nd until June 19th , 2022, showing continued confidence in our destination. We actively and continuously seek to attract new service to AUA Airport and the response from our airline partners is an acknowledgement that our efforts are aimed in the right direction. We are thankful and celebrate each service addition with a cheerful spirit!” said Air Service Development Manager Jo-Anne Arends on behalf of the entire AAA team.