WILLEMSTAD- October 18, 2023 – Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), in collaboration with its partners, Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP), Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH) and the Hotel Association (CHATA) are delighted to announce that American Airlines has decided to continue offering additional air service during the traditionally slower months of April and May in 2024 out of gateway Charlotte. This additional air service comes as a response to the growing demand from the US market, opening more exciting opportunities for tourism and strengthening the connection between the two destinations in 2024.
Earlier this year, American Airlines unveiled plans to increase air service frequency out of the gateway Charlotte from once weekly to daily service this coming winter, commencing in December 2023 and extending until the end of March 2024. During an update meeting this week, American Airlines shared the promising news that forward bookings for the upcoming winter season are showing remarkable positivity. In response to this encouraging trend, American Airlines has decided to continue offering additional air service during the traditionally slower months of April and May in 2024. Typically, air service would revert to once weekly during these months. However, due to the tremendous demand from the US market, American Airlines will offer four weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout April and May next year. These flights are already loaded in the airline’s booking system. This expansion in air service will provide travelers with flexibility and convenience when planning their trips to and from Curaçao.
The Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Ruisandro Cijntje expressed his satisfaction with the expansion, saying, “We are content with this expansion out of Charlotte together with American Airlines. This announcement is a direct result of the continued efforts from the Curaçao Tourist Board together with local stakeholders in promoting our dushi Curaçao in the United States. We can’t wait to welcome more Americans to explore Curaçao’s rich cultural heritage, breathtaking beaches, and unparalleled hospitality.” The Curaçao Tourist Board anticipates a continued strong growth out of the US market in 2024 and foresees to welcome 165,000 US visitors next year.