Divi Divi Air

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Divi Divi Air
Dividiviairlogo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
DI DVR DIVI AIR
Founded 2001
Commenced operations 2002
Hubs Willemstad, Curaçao
Secondary hubs Kralendijk, Bonaire
Fleet size 4
Destinations 2 scheduled
Company slogan For Business or Pleasure, Divi Divi Air takes you there!
Parent company Bai Bini Air Tours N.V.
Headquarters Curaçao
Key people Germaine N.F. Richie-Durand (CEO), Danielle Durand
Website http://www.flydivi.com

Divi Divi Air N.V. is a small regional service airline in the Curaçao. It was established in 2001 and is based on Curaçao in the Netherlands Antilles, with ticket offices in both Curaçao and Bonaire.[1] In the area its nickname is "e Divi Divi" ("The Divi Divi").[2] The airline is named for the Divi-divi tree which grows in the region.

Services[edit]

Divi Divi Air operates approximately 10 daily flights between Curaçao and Bonaire, with additional charter flights to sister island Aruba and the cities Punto Fijo and Valencia in South America. The Bonaire-Curaçao flight is about a 20- to 22-minute flight.[3][4]

Scheduled Destinations

Charter Destinations

Fleet[edit]

The Divi Divi Air fleet consists of the following aircraft:[5]

Insel Air Fleet
Aircraft In Service On order Passengers Notes
Britten-Norman BN-2P Islander 3 9 One recently introduced
Cessna 172P 1 4 1980 build, used for pilot training, sightseeing and speedmail. Arrived August 2009
Piper PA-32R 1 6 Used for Cargo flight
Total 5

Previously Operated[edit]

Insel Air Fleet
Aircraft In Service On order Passengers Notes
Britten-Norman BN-2P Islander 1 9 Out of Service, Crashed in 2009
Cessna 402B 1 9 Out of Service, Stored
Total 2

Accidents[edit]

On October 22, 2009, a Britten-Norman BN-2A Islander operating as Divi Divi Air Flight 014 suffered an engine failure and ditched five minutes flying time away from Bonaire. The pilot was knocked unconscious on impact; his passengers could not undo his safety harness and he went down with the aircraft, but rescue boats picked up all nine passengers.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Divi Divi Air
  2. ^ "About Us." Divi Divi Air. Retrieved on October 26, 2009.
  3. ^ Divi Divi Air Destinations and Island info
  4. ^ Divi Divi Air Regular and Charter flights
  5. ^ Divi Divi Air Fleet Archived July 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Kelly, John (October 25, 2009). "Hero pilot Robert Mansell dies after saving lives of his passengers". Mirror. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 
  7. ^ "ASN Aircraft accident Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander PJ-SUN Bonaire-Flamingo International Airport (BON)". Aviation Safety Network. 2009-12-07. Retrieved 20 December 2009. 

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