Aruba Airlines (AG, Aruba) restarted regional flights from Aruba to Curacao on July 1, after 3.5 months of forced inactivity due to airspace closures in the Caribbean.

The carrier reactivated one of its CRJ200s, PK-CRA (msn 7796), to operate the route. The airline's other two aircraft of the type remain in maintenance, one each at of Jacksonville Int'l, FL and Cochabamba airports.

Aruba Airlines also operates two A320-200s, which have been parked at Havana Int'l airport since mid-March 2020.

Aruba is already accessible to travellers from most of the Caribbean and Europe. However, they have to either have a valid negative COVID-19 test before boarding or get tested upon arrival in Aruba. The territory plans to reopen its borders to travellers from the United States, a key inbound tourism market, in mid-July.

The airline plans to resume services to the third of the Dutch Caribbean islands, Bonaire, in early August 2020, together with services between Curacao and Bonaire. Services to Colombia are due to restart in September.