A quick peek inside American’s coach cabins from Miami to Aruba, shows that seats are decently filled on randomly chosen flights on October 13th, November 13th and December 13th [the yellow squares indicate empty seats] (click on image for larger view)
Apparently so. I’ve just read another report that suggests that. Especially Europeans. Reportedly their intention is to travel to US/Caribbean in record setting-numbers, as Europeans seem to want to take advantage of the cheap dollar.
This post is a follow up on an earlier post titled “Travelers Have To Travel” I wrote back in April regarding the economic woes America was facing back then. An article in The New York Times prompted the idea for that piece. Just a few months later the economy is again in news. Big time.
So how about the Aruba-travel? It seems to be doing ok. After the cuts announced by American Airlines, other airlines have announced new flights to Aruba. Delta Airlines, Copa Airlines and First Choice are adding flights to Aruba. More rooms are added to the island’s inventory, condos are being built, gated communities are on the rise and resorts are investing hundreds of millions in upgrades and expansions. Additionally, the cruise ship season is starting next week. Recently the Governor of Aruba said it best: “the prospects for Aruba are looking solid, however we should keep a close look on global situation for the coming time.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.