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SCHIPHOL – A new Dutch airline with the name Fly-CD wants to start mid-2020 with holiday flights between South America and the Caribbean. The start-up Wednesday announced these plans. The home base of Fly-CD (‘Fly Caribbean Direct’) will be Bonaire.

Via Bonaire, holidaymakers from Buenos Aires and Cordoba in Argentina and from Sao Paulo and Brasilia in Brazil will be transported to various Caribbean destinations: Punta Cana, Cancun, Aruba and Varadero. Also flights to St. Maarten, Orlando and Miami are among the plans.

The flights will be operated under a Dutch license with two leased Airbus A320s, the intention is. The aircraft will be home to Flamingo International Airport on Bonaire. This should lead to a boost for the local economy on the Caribbean island.

The majority of the seats will be sold as part of a package holiday. For this, Fly-CD says it is entering into partnerships with South American tour operators. The initiator of Fly-CD is Stephan Huisman, who has been active as an entrepreneur in the travel industry for ten years.

In South America, Huisman claims to be supported by the largest tour operator. “We see a lot of potential for holiday flights between South America and the Caribbean.” The aim is to focus on the growing outbound tourism in South America.

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