Insel Air plans new Caracas service

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Curacao's Insel Air has unveiled plans to introduce new flights to Caracas, Venezuela beginning 18 July.

The carrier is operating the four weekly flights with a Boeing MD-80, and starting 22 July, Insel Air is adding a Friday flight on the pairing.

Insel's new route appears to already be well-served, according to schedules from Innovata. Dutch Antilles Express operates the route 12 times per week using a mix of ATR 42 and 72 turboprops and Fokker 100s. Venezuelan carrier Avior Airlines operates two weekly Curacao-Caracas flights with Boeing 737-200s and Aserca Airlines flies two weekly DC-9 operated flights on the pairing.

In the last four months Insel Air has introduced new flights to Charlotte, North Carolina, Medellin, Colombia and Caracas. "We are also looking into South-American destinations such as Barquisimeto, Barranquilla and Maracaibo," the carrier said.

Insel also aims to introduce a "Comfort Class" onboard its MD-80 fleet and its Fokker 50 aircraft, which will feature extra legroom, priority boarding and access to business lounges.