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    Divi Air Service to Aruba

    Divi-Divi Air will be offering flight to Aruba from Curacao starting in February. This now makes it three local airlines that offer flights to Aruba and Bonaire from Curacao, the other two being Insel and Aruba Air. They use the DHC-6-300 aircraft, I've seen these aircraft at Hato and they look rather small, so small you can actually see your luggage in the back of the aircraft. Heck you can probably store it in the back and take it off with you when you arrive. Hopefully this added option will mean a less stressful connection through Curacao.

    http://curacaochronicle.com/aviation...hes-aruba-ops/

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    Oh Goodness that little plane scares me! Glad it is another option for people
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ



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    I used to make a connection where I had to take a Pilgrim Air flight from LGA to GON. I don't remember the plane model, but there were 18 seats, one for the pilot, one for the copilot and 16 for the rest of us. The bags were held in with bungee cords and a cargo net in the back of the cabin. There were no curtains, so you could see in the cockpit. The pilot would usually eat lunch while the copilot/flight attendant/baggage handler/ticket counter agent flew the plane! I came to love that flight, we would fly over I-95 at about a thousand feet over the highway. The pilots used a road map for navigation. Ah, the good ole days. Seems like this would be a good option between the ABC islands.

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    On my first visit to Aruba back in August of 2010 I flew over from Curacao on an EMB 110-P1, it was a small, we could see our luggage in the back and surprisingly the flight over was a smooth one. With so few passengers on board it meant a quick trip through immigration and our bags were waiting for us in baggage claim. If the option to fly with Divi-Divi Air is available when it comes time for my trip I may just try them. Having them added to the route will make it possible for easier day trips to Curacao and Bonaire for those that would be interest in seeing the other islands in the chain.

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