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Aruba welcomes back Canadians with resumption of direct flights


Aruba welcomes back Canadians with resumption of direct flights
Oranjestad. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

With the Canadian government easing travel restrictions, Aruba is excited to welcome back Canadians. 

Most major airlines including Air Canada, WestJet and Sunwing are resuming service to Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba. 

With nearly 55,000 seats available between October 2021 and March 2022, Canadians will have more options to take their long-awaited Caribbean vacation to Aruba.

“In working with our trusted airline partners, we are thrilled to resume direct airlift service from Canada, expanding flight options for Canadian visitors to travel to our One happy island this fall and winter,” said Ronella Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority. “With our year-round sunny skies and award-winning white sand beaches, Aruba is the perfect escape from the cold weather that’s on its way to Canada.”

Eagle Beach, Aruba. (Supplied)

Here are the airlines resuming air service as of September 20, 2021. These flight schedules are subject to change without notice. 

Sunwing flight service from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) will resume:

  • Weekly on Mondays started on September 20

Air Canada flight service from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) will resume:

  • Weekly on Sundays starting October 3
  • Twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays starting in November
  • Three times a week on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays starting in December
  • Four times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays starting in January 2022

 WestJet flight service from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA) will resume:

  • Twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays November 6
  • Four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in January 2022

“We are so pleased to see Canada back on the destination board here at Aruba Airport! After months of suspended service, we’re ready to welcome back Canadian passengers and are working with our many partners to deliver a safe and seamless experience when travelling through our airport,” said Jo-Anne Meaux Arends, Air Service dsevelopment Manager, Aruba Airport Authority. “Air Canada and WestJet to nearly double capacity in the fourth quarter of 2021 and continue into early 2022 signals strong confidence in the Aruba market as we continue to recover as one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic.”

Since reopening its borders last summer, Aruba has implemented a number of traveler protocols to keep visitors and locals alike safe, including requiring travelers to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to or upon arrival and purchase Aruba Visitors Insurance. 

Aruba’s stringent health and safety efforts have ensured that COVID-19 cases among tourists remain consistently low, and locally, more than 75 percent of eligible residents in Aruba (aged 12+) have received at least their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

For the most up-to-date entry requirements and on-island protocols, visit www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements.


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