The airport in Bonaire is pretty strange – check-in is under a roof, but there are no walls – it’s an open-air check-in area. Check-in however was very quick and nothing terribly exciting. We opted to wait in a cafe that at least had a mild breeze to cut the hot temps outside which was better than nothing. In retrospect, we should definitely have gone straight through security to the gate, since the one-room gate area was air conditioned and nice and cool!
Boarding was roughly on-time and soon we were on the plane for the short 15 minute or so flight between Bonaire and Curacao.
Insel Air Flight 306
Bonaire (BON) to Curacao (CUR)
Depart 11:40, Arrive 12:15 – arrived 10 minutes early
Fokker F-50 Prop Plane, Registration PJ-KVG, Manufactured 1991
Seats 1A and 1C
This flight featured open seating, so we made sure to be first on board to grab a decent seat. Not that it mattered for such a short flight, but was still nice to be in the bulkhead row. It was a short flight of 15 minutes tops, and I was surprised we actually went up to 6,000 feet for the short hop. Soon we were in Curacao, through immigration and to the hotel.