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Aruba proudly celebrates 100 years of Aviation

Aruba proudly celebrates 100 years of Aviation

On the morning of August 18th, amidst a significant historical moment, the Aruba Tourism Authority (A.T.A.) participated in the unveiling of an art installation that holds immense importance for the Aruban community. This event is part of the larger celebration marking 100 years of aviation in Aruba.

A.T.A. takes great pride in its role within Aruba’s aviation history and its substantial contribution to bringing this impressive artwork to life. Crafted by the renowned artist Gilbert Senchi, the monument stands tall at a height of 10 meters, symbolizing ten decades of aviation progress in Aruba. The aircraft depicted on the monument is a replica of the Curtiss H-16, serving as both a tribute to the inaugural flight that landed a century ago in Paardenbaai and a representation of the advancements in the aviation industry of today.

This occasion holds special significance for A.T.A. as it’s not only a celebration, but also an opportunity for introspection about the impact of this industry on both the local population and the island’s visitors. The aviation industry has played a pivotal role in opening doors, fostering growth, and streamlining the tourism sector.

A.T.A. extended its heartfelt congratulations and appreciation to the Minister of Tourism, the Minister of Transport, The Aruba Airport Authority, The Department of Civil Aviation and The Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association, who collaboratively form the ‘National Aviation Committee’ alongside A.T.A. A heartfelt salute to all individuals and organizations that have contributed to a century of aviation achievements. Heartiest congratulations!

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