Flamingo International Airport
Address: Plasa Medardo SV Thielman 1, Kralendijk, Caribbean Netherlands
IATA airport code: BON
Altitude: 6 m / 20 ft
Phone: +599 717 5600
Serves: Klein Bonaire, Kralendijk, Washington Slagbaai National Park
ICAO code: TNCB
Alias: Bonaire International Airport^or Flamingo Airport
Bonaire Arrivals today
Bonaire Departures today
Discover Bonaire International airport
The airport is located on a small island in the Caribbean. It is an important airport for Dutch Antilles Express (ceased) and Insel Air. There are mainly flights to the Netherlands, the US and other surrounding islands in the Caribbean. For the short regional flights you will in most cases have to book a flight with Divi Divi Air.
It all started with a simple runway and shelter in 1935. The first flight was carried out by KLM to the next island of Curacao with a Fokker aircraft. It was a success and that’s how it all started in Bonaire. During the Second World War, American soldiers came to use the airport. It was then quickly renovated and a new name was given: Flamingo Airport. After the war a new runway was built and the terminal was enlarged. The runway was extended several times in the years that followed to accommodate the increasingly larger aircraft. As a result, international routes are also increasing.
Bonaire Flamingo International Airport location
Bonaire Flamingo Airport is located in the center of the Caribbean island near the city of Kralendijk, 2 miles (3 km) away.
Ground transportation Bonaire airport
By car you are in the center in 5-10 minutes. There are no public buses, but there are shuttle buses or taxis to go to your destination or to the airport. Some hotels offer a free shuttle service.
- Klein Bonaire flight arrivals are with a water taxi that is arranged by Caribe Watersport.
- Traveling by taxi costs $ 15-20 for destinations within 15-20 minutes. Bonaire departures to Lac Bay (Lac Cai) are around $ 30. If you travel at night, the rates are 50 percent higher.
- If you plan to rent a car upon Flamingo airport arrivals, you can do so at Pay-Bas, avis, Budget, PB Car Rental, Hertz or Everts.
Flamingo flight departures terminal and runway
There is 1 terminal at the airport. upon entering the central hall. You will immediately see the check-in counters for Flamingo airport departures. After checking in at one of the 12 counters, you can go to the Bonaire airport departures hall via security for boarding. The Flamingo flight arrivals will take place at the 9,500 feet (2,880 meter) long runway. After passport control you can pick up your luggage at the Bonaire airport arrivals hall. There are plans to expand the terminal in the coming years to create more capacity.
Bonaire flight departures 2020 and 2021
Due to the pandemic, there are only flights to the other Caribbean islands Curacao and Aruba with Divi Divi Air and KLM for a while. KLM also has Bonaire BON airport arrivals from Amsterdam AMS Airport. When it is completely safe to travel by air again, the routes to the U.S. and Canada slowly will resume. There are Bonaire BON departures to destinations like:
These flights will mainly be operated by Sunwing Airlines, WestJet, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines.