InselAir will re-instate the daily jet-service on the Curacao-St Maarten route effective June 28th, 2018
Over the last 15 months InselAir operated the route with a Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft with 50 seats. This was a consequence of the re-organization and downsizing of the company, during which the F70 and MD 80 jets were phased out. Consequently, there has not been a jet service between Curacao and St. Maarten for 15 months.
The route was operated only with turboprop aircraft, extending the travel time between the islands to 2,5 hours.
During this period InselAir received numerous requests from the market for re-instatement of a jet service because it shortens the travel time between the islands significantly to only 1.5 hours.
The addition of the Embraer E-190 Jet, leased from the airline company Conviasa is the first step towards the growth that has been planned for the coming year. It will also be used for the Surinam market and several other destinations which will be announced shortly.