Insel only within Dutch Caribbean

WILLEMSTAD–As a direct result of the continued grounding of a part of its fleet by the Aruban Civil Aviation Authorities since January 26, Curaçao-based InselAir says it has no choice but to temporarily suspend flights to all destinations outside of the Dutch Caribbean per Wednesday, March 8.

  The measure includes service to Barquisimeto, Caracas, Georgetown, Haiti, Kingston, Las Piedras, Manaus, Medellin, Miami, Paramaribo, Port of Spain and Santo Domingo. Inter-island services to Aruba, Bonaire and St. Maarten will remain in place.

  As soon as aircraft become available again, the carrier will look into re-launching some of its routes. In this case, passengers will be informed accordingly. Management expects to return to regular operations again by June of this year, stated a company release.

  Passengers who are in possession of a ticket purchased via an InselAir ticket office or online via, will be granted a full refund, and will be contacted by the Customer Relations Department. Passengers who have purchased a ticket via a Travel Agent are strongly advised to contact their travel agent to have the refund processed.

  Passengers who have already started their journey will be transferred to another airline and will be informed accordingly.

  The InselAir Customer Relations Team will use the contact details that passengers have provided upon their reservation/booking. Travel Agents will also be informed by InselAir.

  “InselAir regrets that it is forced to take these measures, and sincerely apologizes for the inconvenience caused to the affected passengers. We will do our utmost to support our affected passengers,” the release concludes.

Source: The Daily Herald