St Maarten is seeing more and more new flights and resumed service as the island works to recover from last year’s storms, led by a major resumption in service by American Airlines.
That includes the imminent return of American’s nonstop flight from Charlotte to St Maarten, which begins Nov. 4; along with the resumption of nonstop flights from both New York and Philadelphia beginning Dec. 19.
The relaunches “show the resilience of St Maarten,” St Maarten Tourism Minister Stuart Johnson said in a statement.
“The new airlifts from carriers such as American Airlines shows their commitment to St Maarten and their belief in our country and people’s resilience,” Johnson said. “It also gives people in the region more ease of access to the USA and elsewhere and shows the importance of our airport as a hub destination for our regional partners.”
The expanded service also comes as the destination works to complete the new Main Terminal at Princess Juliana International Airport, which is set for November.
American has “a long-term commitment to with St Maarten and it is great to be able to grow our presence on the island,” said American Airlines’ managing director for the Caribbean, Alfred Gonzales.
The Charlotte and Philadelphia flights will both operate daily on Airbus A-319 aircraft…