Aruba Airlines

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Aruba Airlines
Aruba-airlines-logo-shadow.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
AG ARU ARUBA
Founded 2006
Commenced operations 2013
Operating bases Queen Beatrix International Airport
Fleet size 4
Destinations 4
Company slogan Be Our Guest
Headquarters Oranjestad, Aruba
Website www.arubaairlines.com

Arubaanse Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V., operating as Aruba Airlines, is an airline headquartered in Oranjestad, Aruba. Established in 2006, it has a fleet of four aircraft and 300 employees as of July 2016.[1]The airline is planning to expand its operations in 2017.

History[edit]

The airline was founded on January 31, 2006 and began charter operations with a seven-seat Piper PA-31 Navajo in 2010.[2] The main headquarters is in the city of Oranjestad in Aruba, which is the main operation centre, and the airline opened a new office at Queen Beatrix International Airport. It also has smaller offices in Panama City and in the Venezuelan cities of Maracaibo, Valencia and Maracay.[3]

In early 2011 the company attracted new investors, leading to the upgrade of operations to jet aircraft.[2] The company received an economic Airline Operation Certificate in August 2012.[4] The airline then arranged to lease two Airbus A320 twin-engined 150-seat jet airliners; the first one arrived in Aruba in November 2012.[2] The aircraft started to fly charter flights from Aruba at the end of 2012 and scheduled operations started on March 31, 2013, with Maracaibo, Venezuela as its initial destination. Flights to Panama City, Panama began on 5 July that year.[5]

Destinations[edit]

Due to financial restraints Aruba Airlines decided to fly charter for Gulfstream Air Charter. As of March 2017, Aruba Airlines flies to the following destinations:[6]

City Country IATA ICAO Airport Notes*
Maracaibo  Venezuela MAR SVMC La Chinita International Airport
Miami  United States MIA KMIA Miami International Airport
Oranjestad  Aruba AUA TNCA Queen Beatrix International Airport
Havana  Cuba HAV MUHA José Martí International Airport From MIA Charter
Santa Clara  Cuba SNU MUSC Abel Santamaría Airport From MIA Charter
Camagüey  Cuba CMW MUCM Ignacio Agramonte International Airport From MIA Charter
Holguín  Cuba HOG MUHG Frank País Airport From MIA Charter
Valencia  Venezuela VLN SVVA Arturo Michelena International Airport

Fleet[edit]

Aruba Airlines Airbus A320-200

As of July 2016, the Aruba Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[1][7]

Aruba Airlines fleet
Aircraft In Service Orders Passengers Notes
Business Economy Total
Airbus A319-100 1 12 108 120
Airbus A320-200 2 12 138 150 1 Stored
Embraer ERJ 145 2 0 50 50
Total 3 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Aruba Airlines celebrates the incorporation of their fourth aircraft". Curacao Chronicle. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Aruba Airlines welcomes their first Airbus 320 Archived 27 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Aruba Airlines - Contact Us". Retrieved 2015-04-21. 
  4. ^ Minister Otmar Oduber signs economic AOC for Aruba Airlines
  5. ^ "Aruba Airlines Begins Operation to Maracaibo / Panama City from June 2013". Routesonline. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Destinations". arubaairlines.com. Aruba Airlines. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Aruba Airlines Fleet Details and History". planespotters.net. 21 January 2016. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Aruba Airlines at Wikimedia Commons