WILLEMSTAD - The airline Air Belgium has made many changes in the flight to Curaçao. Air Belgium would initially resume flights to Curaçao on October 23. This has been postponed by eight weeks to December 15. Instead of Charleroi, the flights depart from Brussels.
For Curaçao, the delay is a bit frustrating. The island desperately needs tourists in the low and mid-season.
Every Wednesday and Saturday a flight departs from Brussels Airport via Punta Cana to Curaçao. The return flights are direct to Brussels.
Instead of Charleroi, the flights depart from Brussels. The choice to fly from Brussels is more interesting for the Dutch market. This is due to the shorter distance to the border. The parking costs at the airport are a lot higher for travelers. At South Charleroi Airport, parking for seven days costs approximately 47 to 66 euros. Parking at Brussels Airport for seven days costs approximately 137 to 185 euros.
From now on, Air Belgium will fly with its brand new Airbus A330-900. There are 286 seats on board. Previously, the company only flew to the Caribbean with Airbus A340-300s.