ORANJESTAD, ARUBA — Aruba is welcoming back Canadians with open arms, with Air Canada, WestJet and Sunwing all resuming service to the ‘One happy island.’
Nearly 55,000 seats will be available to Queen Beatrix International Airport in Oranjestad, Aruba, between October 2021 and March 2022, giving Canadians more options to soak up some sun this winter season.
“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.”
Below is a roundup of airlines resuming air service to Aruba, as of Sept. 20, 2021 (flight schedules are subject to change without notice):
Flight service from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Queen Beatrix (AUA) resumed on Sept. 20. Service will be offered weekly on Mondays.
Weekly service (Sundays) from YYZ to AUA resumed Oct. 3. The service will ramp up to twice weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, starting in November, then 3x weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays starting in December. From January 2022, flights will depart four times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Flight service from YYZ to AUA will resume on Nov. 6, twice weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Come January 2022, service will increase to four times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
“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 Development 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 traveller protocols to keep visitors and locals alike safe, including requiring travellers to present a negative COVID-19 test prior to or upon arrival and purchase Aruba Visitors Insurance. More than 75% of eligible residents in Aruba (aged 12+) have received 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.