Monday, 26 August 2019

Curaçao welcomes new direct flight from Newark


Photo Curaçao Tourist Board 
The Dutch Caribbean island of Curaçao will welcome a weekly United Airlines flight out of Newark, New Jersey beginning on Saturday, December 7th. This new flight marks the return of United's service to the island after almost a decade, a move to accommodate increasing US demand and allow more North American visitors better access to the sought-after destination.

The new, non-stop flight will depart every Saturday from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) at 8:33 a.m. and arrive at Hato International Airport (CUR) at 2:30 p.m. The return flight will depart CUR at 3:30 p.m., landing at EWR at 7:35 p.m. United Airlines officials announced that fares start at $317 round-trip.


"The Northeast has always been a strong market for Curaçao, and while we've enjoyed non-stop airlift out of JFK for a few years now, this new flight provides a second Saturday option and also an additional connection for travellers routing through Newark on their way to and from Curaçao," said Paul Pennicook, CEO of the Curaçao Tourist Board. "Curaçao has experienced double-digit growth for several consecutive months now, and with the onset of two large-scale hotel projects with strong US appeal, demand from the northeast continues to grow."

The new United Airlines flight rounds out Curaçao's North American airlift available this winter on American Airlines, JetBlue, Air Canada and WestJet. American Airlines will fly non-stop from Miami to Curaçao twice per day and weekly out of Charlotte on Saturdays, while JetBlue will fly non-stop from New York's John F. Kennedy on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Air Canada will operate four times per week from Toronto and two times per week from Montreal. Additionally, WestJet will continue to operate once per week from Toronto.

Photo Curaçao Tourist Board 
Home to more than 35 captivating beaches, a diverse heritage spanning 55 different cultures, including Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese, a "live and let live" attitude, and stunning European architecture, Curaçao, which sits on the outer fringes of the Hurricane Belt, remains an unrivalled tropical escape in the Southern Caribbean. Ranked by USA Today as having one of the "Best Caribbean Beaches," Curaçao's natural beauty, world-class dive sites, pristine beaches and idyllic weather have won it further accolade and recognition.  The capital city, Willemstad – a UNESCO World Heritage site – features the iconic and colourful Handelskade backdrop and an eclectic roster of museums, monuments, flavorful restaurants and shops, just to name a few of the many reasons why Curaçao continues to flourish as one of the most exceptional islands in the region.




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