Press Release: Curaçao announced as Host destination for the second CONNECT New World

Claire Guinamant

The Airport Agency, founder of CONNECT Aviation, is delighted to announce the second edition of CONNECT New World, the route development forum for the Caribbean and the Americas.

The event will take place in Curaçao, in the Southern Caribbean, a unique location, situated between South and North America.

It is hosted by Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation, Curaçao International Airport, and Curaçao Airport Holding. Home to 55 culture and known as the largest of the ABC islands, Curaçao is serviced by major airlines with frequent direct/nonstop flights from North America and Europe. It offers something for everyone: breathtaking landscapes, mouthwatering blend of cuisines.

Following the success of the launch event in Santo Domingo last June, the aviation community will be meeting again in 2024 to discuss air service development opportunities in a time and cost-effective format with decision-makers from airlines, airports, suppliers, and tourism authorities.

Karin Butot, CEO of the Airport Agency says:

“We are very excited to take our event next year to beautiful Curaçao and look forward to working with our hosts, Curaçao Tourism Development Foundation to stage a second successful event which will showcase the destination to the aviation community whilst delivering invaluable networking opportunities.

As aviation is entering a new era embracing challenges as well as reaffirming its unique role in supporting world and regional economies. CONNECT aims to serve the aviation community with purposeful events that not only deliver real value but also create memories for all to share and cherish.

We look to welcome more airlines and airports in Curaçao next year to join and experience a beautiful part of the world.”

Ruisandro Cijntje, Minister of Economic Development of Curaçao says:

“As the Minister of Economic Development, I am very pleased and proud that Curaçao is hosting the second edition of CONNECT New World. It is a great honor for us to welcome the aviation industry from the Americas and the Caribbean to our beautiful island. During your visit, I also encourage you to take full advantage of the opportunities to explore Curaçao and feel it for yourself!”

CONNECT New World will be held on 5th – 7th June 2024, in Curaçao.


CONNECT is an established route development event created by The Airport Agency and operating in the European region for the past 20 years. The event provides a unique meeting platform for airlines, airports, tourism bodies and industry suppliers.

CONNECT New World is the regional event dedicated to the Caribbean and the Americas which will welcome senior decision makers to come and discuss air service development through:

  • Unlimited face-to-face meetings, managed in the Delegate Account by delegates themselves prior to the event
  • A diverse conference programme, with industry and airline briefings as well as panel discussions
  • A social networking programme including evening functions and excursions

Taking place over 3 days, the event will bring together key figures from the industry to discuss current and future aviation issues, find new partnerships and secure current ones, while discovering a rich and diverse destination.
For more information about CONNECT visit:


Curaçao transcends any experience you’ve ever had before. Beyond its turquoise waters, year-round summery weather, and 35 stunning beaches. Those who visit are immersed in a world of endless culture, color, and a distinct blend of European and Caribbean flair. The island is also equipped for activities and events of all kinds, whether spending your days enjoying adventures above and below the sea, relaxing with your group at one of the premier resorts, or attending an important conference at one of the many unique event venues. Curaçao is the island for you.


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