Aruba Tourism Authority Announces That Delta Extends Additional New York Non-Stop Flights

   Aruba Tourism Authority Announces That Delta Extends Additional New York
                               Non-Stop Flights

No. 1 Tourism Market For One Happy Island, Aruba

PR Newswire


ORANJESTAD, ARUBA, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Yorkers will find it
easier to escape the city's trying times and retreat to their happy place in
Aruba, One Happy Island. Effective Dec. 15, John F. Kennedy (JFK)
International Airport and Delta Air Lines will extend its non-stop flight,
Saturday seasonal service to Aruba to a daily, year-round, non-stop flight
service. Delta Air Lines will operate its daily service to one of the most
revisited destinations in the Caribbean on the Boeing 737, departing from JFK
at 8:10 a.m. and landing in Aruba five hours* later at 2:12 p.m. Return
flights will take off at 3:15 p.m., landing at JFK by 7:30 p.m.

"More than 150,000 New Yorkers visited our One Happy Island last year," said
Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of Aruba Tourism Authority (ATA). "As New York
continues to be our No. 1 U.S. market, we're thrilled with the increase in
non-stop flight options and are excited to offer both repeat and new visitors
more opportunities to experience Aruba."

Delta Air Lines also operates non-stop flights to Aruba from LaGuardia Airport
(LGA) on select Saturdays, and offers connecting services to Aruba from
LaGuardia Airport (LGA) and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) via its
hub in Atlanta.

With more than half of its visitors returning year after year, Aruba is
celebrated for its diverse land and sea activities and attractions, from the
pristine sandy beaches of the southern coast to the rugged and desert-like
terrain of the North Shore; 50+ annual events from the famous Carnival to
growing favorites like the, Aruba International Film Festival, Aruba In Style,
Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, International Beach Tennis Championships and Soul
Beach Music Festival; authentic, flavor-rich cuisine ranging from local
delights like Keshi Yena to international delicacies; and warmth in everything
from the weather to Aruban hospitality.

Additional non-stop flight markets for Aruba include Atlanta, Baltimore,
Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Miami, Orlando,
Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

* Aruba is on Atlantic Standard Time (AST) year-round. This is one hour later
than Eastern Standard Time (EST) during Daylight Savings Time.

About Aruba
As one of the most revisited destinations in the Caribbean, Aruba -- One Happy
Island -- is an island of contradictions, where pristine turquoise waters
collide against the desert-like terrain of the north shore; where peace and
relaxation coexist with wild and rugged adventures; where Dutch influence
meets American ease; and where a diverse history parallels a bright future.
Nestled in the Southern Caribbean on the fringes of the hurricane belt, the
island isjust a two-and-a-half hour flight from Miami and a four-hour flight
from New York City and also boasts year-round cooling trade winds and an
average 82 degree temperature. Aruba offers beach lovers, adrenaline junkies,
relaxation seekers and everyone in between a slice of paradise, including
breathtaking beaches, a booming culinary scene, world famous festivals and
events, exciting land and water activities, art galleries and museums,
sumptuous spas, championships golf and exclusive shopping. With all-inclusive
resorts, boutique hotels in charming Eagle Beach, high-rise branded hotels in
Palm Beach or a cosmopolitan city hotel in Oranjestad, the island of
contradictions provides the perfect getaway for first-time guests and loyal

SOURCE Aruba Tourism Authority

Contact: Kelli Schindelegger, Amity Gay, The Zimmerman Agency,
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