An Insel Air Fokker 50 taxis to its gate at Hato International Airport | (Photo: By Cursector7 - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

It Takes Two to Tango: Aviation in the Netherlands Antilles

Since the 1990s, there has been a significant expansion in tourism of the Netherlands Antilles islands in the Caribbean, specifically Curacao and Aruba in the Southern Caribbean. Given the islands' increasing popularity, a unique scenario has continued to occur as two airlines have continued to battle for domination in this small market. Both islands had seen significant competition between ALM Antillean Airlines, which had serviced the islands since 1964, and the much younger Air Aruba, which had operated out of…