Updated June 15, 2018:
For anyone wishing it was easier to get to Bonaire, 2018 brings some great news. Besides a new U.S. departure option, additional island hopping routes have also been introduced.
And while it’s never been cheap to get to this sunny island paradise, more options give you more chances to find a great deal. While finding a low price ticket may seem frustratingly impossible, it’s not. It merely requires strategic planning and flexibility (and our free Flight Guide helps, too…more on that later). Here are the latest Bonaire flight updates.
New American Airlines Service to dushi Bonaire
Starting June 9, 2018, American Airlines is offering weekly Saturday service between Miami and Bonaire. Flight 1379, operated on an Airbus A319 with capacity for 188 passengers, is a brief three hour flight each way.
The outgoing flight departs MIA at 12:20 PM, giving you great flexibility for taking an early flight into Miami and connecting to Bonaire. The flight arrives at Flamingo International Airport at 3:28 PM, affording enough time for you to pick up your rental truck, check-in to your accommodations and still hit the grocery store to stock up for your stay.
The return flight departs BON at 4:18 PM and gets you into MIA at 7:34 PM, meaning you’ll have a relaxing final day on the island with enough time for some last minute souvenir shopping or a leisurely oceanfront lunch before you depart.
In addition to the above service starting June 9, American is offering expanded service during the peak Bonaire travel season. From December 19, 2018 – March 30, 2019, American will also offer additional non-stop flights from Miami (MIA) to Bonaire (BON) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays!
American Airlines flight AA1379 will depart MIA at 12:05pm, arriving in BON4:13pm. The return flight AA1379 will depart BON 5:05pm, arriving in MIA 7:15pm. These flight times allow for several convenient connections from the feeder banks on both flight segments. American Airlines will utilize an Airbus 319 with eight first class seats and 120 economy seats.
Expanded Divi Divi Service to Bonaire — hopi bon!
Fans of island hopping among the ABCs – and those looking for more options to get to Bonaire via Curacao or Aruba – will be pleased to learn that Divi Divi Air has added two Twin Otter planes to their fleet. With a capacity of up to 19 passengers, these new planes are a welcome relief for fliers trying to get around the ABC islands.
Divi Divi now offers eight daily flights between Curacao and Bonaire and two flights daily between Curacao and Aruba, the primary route for the new Twin Otter planes. The Divi flight schedule is designed to allow for connections in Curacao that makes travel between Bonaire and Aruba relatively easy.
A quick look at the Divi website shows round-trip tickets between BON and CUR at just $125 per person. Pricing for flights between AUA and CUR are around $200 per person.
And Existing Flight Service to Bonaire — masha danki United and Delta
With the flurry of new flights serving Bonaire, don’t forget about the flights on Delta and United. They’re still offering weekly Saturday and/or Sunday flights, and increased service during peak holiday times, making travel to Bonaire a lot easier than the days of ALM.
Download our complimentary Insider’s Guide to Finding Flights to Bonaire for a comprehensive summary of all the ways you can get to our favorite island by air. Besides the latest information on North American and interisland flights heading to Bonaire, the guide will give you the details you need on each airline with when they operate so you can effectively search and find the lowest fares.