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Southwest Airlines 5th anniversary

Southwest Airlines 5th anniversary

Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) was delighted to host the Southwest Airlines’ staff with e breakfast celebration in honor of Southwest Airlines’ 5th anniversary providing roundtrip service to Aruba.

Together with Aruba Airport:

Southwest Airlines celebrates its 5th anniversary, proving that their “love for Aruba is still their field!”

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) was delighted to host the Southwest Airlines’ staff with e breakfast celebration in honor of Southwest Airlines’ 5th anniversary providing roundtrip service to Aruba.

It was on July 1st, 2014 that Southwest Airlines launched their first inaugural flight from Baltimore (BWI) to Aruba. With this acquisition Aruba Airport opened up the possibilities for connections from other destinations and markets in the US. Southwest Airlines marked history on March 7, 2015 as they launched the first international flight out of Houston-Hobby Airport (HOU) to Aruba. Current service to HOU is once a week on Saturdays. As part of Southwest's network plans, BWI-AUA and MCO-AUA services were increased to daily flights.

Southwest currently operates daily non-stop flights from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and seasonal service from Houston William P. Hobby Airport to Queen Beatrix International Airport (AUA). During the last 5 years, Southwest Airlines was not only able to establish successful point-to-point-traffic, but also made it possible for many international guests to use this popular route to travel to Aruba.

“In 2018 our valued airline partner provided 84.849 passengers the opportunity to travel to and from Aruba. Year to date (May 2019) our reliable airline-partner transported nearly 35.000 passengers with a rising trend. 5 Years have already flown by making the relationship stronger between the airline and Aruba Airport. We look forward to reinforce and further develop the partnership that will ultimately benefit our passengers and destination. On behalf of AAA, I am honored to congratulate the Southwest Airlines team on the occasion of its 5th anniversary providing service to Aruba. We look forward to working closer together in the years to come to achieve common objectives. We are grateful to the Southwest team and encourage them to continue providing great service to our passengers. Pabien!” said AAA Air Service Development Manager Mrs. Jo-Anne Meaux-Arends.

Southwest’s successful low-cost model is made possible by being a very productive, reliable and efficient airline. All combined, makes their point-to-point route system, frequent flights, careful airport selection, single aircraft type, high asset utilization, fuel conservation and hedging programs with high employee productivity produce a very safe, efficient and cost-effective operation that serves as the foundation of the business model and key driver of the airline’s 45 years of consecutive profitability.
 



Papiamento

Hunto cu Aeropuerto di Aruba:

Southwest Airlines ta celebra su di 5 aniversario, mustrando cu nan amor pa Aruba ainda ta grandi!

 

ORANJESTAD – Aruba Airport Authority N.V. (AAA) tabata contento pa brinda un desayuno na e empleadonan di Southwest Airlines na honor di Southwest Airlines su di 5 aniversario brindando servicio ida y buelta pa Aruba.

Tabata prome di Juli 2014 cu Southwest Airlines a lansa su prome buelo inaugural for di Baltimore (BWI) pa Aruba. Cu e buelo aki Aeropuerto di Aruba a keda habri pa e posibilidadnan di coneccion cu otro destinacion y mercado na Merca. Southwest Airlines a marca historia dia 7 di Maart 2015 ora nan a lansa nan prome buelo internacional for di Houston-Hobby Airport (HOU) pa Aruba. Servicio actual pa HOU ta 1 biaha pa siman riba diasabra. Como parti di Southwest su plannan di network, e buelonan BWI-AUA y MCO-AUA a aumenta pa buelonan diario.

Actualmente Southwest ta opera buelonan diario non-stop for di Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport y Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) y tambe servicio temporal for di Houston William P. Hobby Airport pa Aeropuerto Internacional Reina Beatrix (AUA). Durante e ultimo 5 añanan, Southwest Airlines no a solamente establese un trafico di punta pa punta exitoso, pero a haci posibel tambe pa hopi pasahero internacional haci uso di nan servicio popular pa yega Aruba.

“Den 2018 nos partner aereo valioso a brinda e oportunidad na 84.849 pasahero pa biaha pa y for di Aruba. Di comienso di aña pa Mei 2019 nos partner confiabel a transporta casi 35.000 pasahero cu un tendencia creciendo. 5 Aña a pasa caba haciendo e relacion mas fuerte entre e aerolinea y Aeropuerto di Aruba. Nos ta ansioso pa sigui re-enforsa y sigui desaroya e partnership cu na final di dia lo beneficia nos pasaheronan y e destinacion. Di parti di AAA, mi ta sinti mi honra pa felicita e ekipo di Southwest Airlines riba ocashon di nan 5 aniversario brindando servicio pa Aruba. Nos ta ansioso pa sigui traha di serca hunto den e añanan nos dilanti pa logra e obhetivonan en comun. Nos ta agradecido na e ekipo di Southwest y ta encurasha nan pa sigui brinda e bon servicio na nos pasaheronan. Pabien!” asina AAA su Air Service Development Manager Sra. Jo-Anne Meaux-Arends a bisa.

Southwest su modelo low-cost exitoso ta posibel door di ta un aerolinea hopi productivo, confiabel y eficiente. Tur combina, ta haci nan “point-to-point route system”, buelonan frecuente, seleccion cuidadoso di aeropuerto, un solo tipo di avion, utilisacion halto di assets, conservacion di fuel y programanan di  hedging cu productividad halto di cada empleado ta produci un operacion hopi safe, eficiente y “cost-effective” cu ta sirbi como e fundeshi di e business model y manehador principal di e aerolinea su di 45 anja consecutivo di exito.