2 special flights to St Maarten from Paris this month; Weekly flights to commence in 2018.

In another step towards the rebuilding of St Maarten, its tourism sector and the St Maarten real estate market, airlines have announced plans to ramp up flights to the hurricane-impacted island.

Air France to Operate 2 Special Flights This Year

Air France has announced an intention to resume nonstop flights to St Maarten this month.

The French flag carrier will operate 2 special nonstop flights between Paris Charles de Gaulle and Princess Juliana International Airport on 23-24 December 2017 and 6-7 January 2018.

The international airport, which was damaged by the recent hurricanes, reopened in October and is currently being rebuilt, in order to restore it “to the envious position it held before the storms,” Michel Hyman, Airport Chief Operations Officer and acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has been reported as saying.

Princess Juliana International Airport, St Maarten, September 2017

Princess Juliana International Airport, St Maarten, September 2017

Weekly Air France Flights to St Maarten to Resume in 2018

A weekly nonstop flight between Paris and the Dutch Caribbean island will then commence on 13th January 2018.

From 14th June Air France will then operate two weekly flights up until 27th October 2018.

In addition, Air France will also continue to operate a daily flight service to Grand Case-Espérance Airport in French St Martin from Paris Orly via Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe), in partnership with Air Antilles.

KLM will also operate twice-weekly flights between Amsterdam and St Maarten.