Weekly flight on Saturdays
WILLEMSTAD- December 16, 2023 – The much-anticipated day has arrived; the direct flight of Delta Air Lines from Atlanta, Georgia has landed in Curaçao. The airline’s flight schedule starts with a weekly flight on Saturdays. Additionally, on December 26th and January 2, 2024, the airline will incorporate an additional flight into their regular schedule. Atlanta is an important hub for Delta, thereby providing visitors from various cities across the United States with the opportunity to easily connect to Curaçao. The flights will be operated with a Boeing 738 with a capacity of 160 seats. Upon its first arrival at our airport, the airplane received the traditional water salute.
At the celebration, the Minister of Economic Development, Mr. Ruisandro Cijntje, the Minister of Traffic, Transportation and Urban Planning, Mr. Charles Cooper, Ms. Jennifer Rabun, Field Director Caribbean of Delta, and Mr. Jonny Andersen, CEO of CAP delivered their welcoming speeches to mark the arrival of the first flight. Furthermore, Minister Cijntje, Minister Cooper, and Mr. Muryad de Bruin (CTB), together with representatives from CAP and CAH, presented Delta with a commemorative plaque illustrating our beautiful Handelskade waterfront and our renowned Queen Emma bridge, the ‘Swinging Old Lady’.
Delta previously operated flights on the Curaçao route, and now after 13 years, the airline is restarting its connection with our island. The United States is an important market for Curaçao, and the direct connection between Atlanta and Curaçao provides the opportunity for more tourists to come and experience everything Curaçao has to offer, our unique tourism product, and our friendly people. At the same time, Delta’s direct flight provides more travel options for our local population.
The Government of Curaçao, the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP), Curaçao Airport Holding (CAH), and the Curaçao Hospitality & Tourism Association (CHATA) congratulate Delta on its Atlanta-Curaçao route!