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Official statement regarding Air Aruba

Official statement regarding Air Aruba

Old Oct 23, 00, 1:40 pm
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Official statement regarding Air Aruba

Posting the following press release seeing as Air Aruba is a KLM partner. In the last 2 months the FD programme has seen the loss of Regional Airlines, we know that Eurowings is on the way out, and now Air Aruba.

Information source: http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/001023/aruba_tour.html

One of the primary goals of The Ministry of Economic Affairs, Tourism, Social Affairs and Culture is to protect quality tourism in Aruba as well as to ensure a sound economy and to expand employment opportunities.

Despite working diligently for months to save the capital position of Air Aruba which bears the name of our country, the government has had to make the tough choice of closing down Air Aruba's operations as of Monday, October 23, 2000.

Foremost of concern are those passengers who are currently in Aruba and will need passage home, as well as those passengers planning travel to Aruba. Travelers are urged to call in the United States 1-201-330-0800 or in Aruba to call 8-36600. The government is committed to our tourists and the number one industry in Aruba.

In 2000, tourism is growing at nearly 9%. This is because Aruba is the rising star in the Caribbean and experiences the highest repeat visitor rate than any island destination.

``To maintain quality tourism, coupled with Aruba's popularity with travelers from the United States, we must positively ensure all individuals with tickets (proof of purchase on or before October 22, 2000 with accompanying sworn verification) on Air Aruba that the government stands to protect your interests,'' stated Lili Beke-Martinez, M.D., Minister of Economic Affairs, Tourism, Social Affairs and Culture.

Aruba is currently served with twice-daily flights on American Airlines from Miami, as well as service from New York and San Juan. Delta Airlines flies nonstop from Atlanta and this winter will begin service from JFK. TWA and Continental also provide frequent service to Aruba from the U.S. United Airlines will add service from Chicago in November, as will US Airways from Philadelphia.
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