SKY Airline set to operate flights to Aruba

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Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) is extremely excited to announce the start of operations by SKY Airline in the second half of 2023 with flights out of South America to Aruba. AAA had the pleasure of hosting SKY Airline’s team this morning at the airport.

AAA has been in talks with SKY Airline for several years now and has been working with the airline in exploring the start of new routes into the Caribbean. SKY Airline is a Chilean airline based at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (SCL) in Santiago, Chile. It’s the second-largest airline in Chile, providing passenger, postal and cargo air transport services since 2001. When it first launched, SKY Airline initially operated to key cities of Chile and was the first airline to operate under a low-cost model in Chile. It serves international routes to Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and Uruguay. It also operates charter flights in Chile and South America and domestic flights within Peru.

During today’s visit, the SKY Airline team was hosted on behalf of AAA by our Chief Executive Officer, Mr, Joost Meijs, Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Jurgen Benschop, Chief Revenue Development and Communications Officer, Ms. Barbara Brown, Aviation Business Development Executive, Ms. Jo-Anne Meaux Arends, and our Operations Manager, Ms. Marylou v/d Linden. Also present were Aruba Tourism Authority’s CEO, Ms. Ronella Croes and CMO, Ms. Sanju Luidens. The SKY Airline team also met with the Director of the Department of Civil Aviation of Aruba, Mr. Edwin Kelly.

SKY Airline’s Deputy Director of Strategic Planning, Mr. Julio Solar Berguecio and Network Planning Manager, Mr. Matthieu Selo-Poirier were introduced to all the stakeholders involved and were provided with valuable information about the airport facilities, the certification process for the start of this new route and further in-depth information about the support that the AAA and ATA will provide to make a possible new route a successful one. During the visit, the team received a tour of the airport, including the Terminal and Airside areas.

SKY Airline is getting ready to arrange all the necessary permits to operate in Aruba and making all the needed connections with the stakeholders in support of this intended operation. More details will follow in the coming weeks on the exact route that SKY Airline will want to operate, its start date, its frequency and aircraft type that would be used for this operation.

About AUA Airport

AUA Airport is one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean region, with 22 different airlines operating into Aruba contributing to processing over 2.5 million passengers per year and providing air service to 22 cities and 34 non-stop destinations worldwide. AUA Airport’s markets served comprise of 79% from the United States & Canada, 11% from Latin America, 6% from Europe, and 4% from Dutch Caribbean, year to date, March 2023. AUA Airport attributes this to the island’s stable economic and political climate, hospitable and multilingual population, and safe environment. AUA Airport’s aspiration is to become one of the most Sustainable, Safe, and Future Proof airport so the Latin America & Caribbean region, providing a trusted workplace, modern airport facilities and excellent customer service which reflects Aruban hospitality, contributing to a prosperous future for Aruba.

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