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Hans van de Velde succeeds Michael Cleaver at Winair

PHILIPSBURG — Hans van de Velde succeeds Michael Cleaver as Chief Executive Officer of Winair. Cleaver was at the helm of the airline for twelve years. He retired from his position per July 1, “leaving behind a legacy of operational excellence and transformative achievements,” the company writes in a press release. Global consulting firm More...

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By The Publisher On Sunday, April 9th, 2023
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Caribbean aviation of the future

By Cdr. Bud Slabbaert Just imagine. A small island, or a short runway, or just a resort with ample open space. Out of the blue sky comes an airplane and lands right there, like a helicopter, and brings forty passengers. More...

By The Publisher On Monday, April 3rd, 2023
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Jetbridge being installed at Princess Juliana International Airport

SXM AIRPORT — A large section of the first Passenger Boarding Bridge (PBB) at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) has been installed, and the assembly of the connecting tunnel to aircraft is in More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, March 19th, 2023
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Caribavia-founder Slabbaert envisions huge expansion

PHILIPSBURG — Cdr. Bud Slabbaert founder of the annual aviation conference Caribavia envisions a huge expansion of this event into a multifunctional organization that covers everything from the establishment More...

By The Publisher On Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
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Two new fire trucks to offer advanced technologies for PJIAE N.V.

SIMPSON BAY – Following an acceptance handing over in Austria from March 6 through 9, 2023, the Airport’s Rescue and Firefighters (R&FF) will acquire two (2) new fire trucks for emergency response at the More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 28th, 2023
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SXM Airport: Demand for ultra-luxury air service in our region

~ DIRECT FLIGHT FROM QATAR AIRWAYS SHOWS DEMAND FOR ULTRA-LUXURY AIR SERVICE IN OUR REGION ~ SIMPSON BAY — The ultra-luxury carrier Qatar Airways performed a “Spectacular landing” at the Princess Juliana More...

By The Publisher On Tuesday, February 28th, 2023
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Members of Parliament tour airport construction site

~ PUBLIC OUTREACH CAMPAIGN CONTINUES WITH CONSTRUCTION SITE TOUR FOR PARLIAMENTARIANS OF ST. MAARTEN ~ SIMPSON BAY — Four (4) parliamentarians graciously accepted an invitation to tour the construction site More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 26th, 2023
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KLM STUCK AGAIN ON SXM AIRPORT RUNWAY

~ KLM flight KL730 officially cancelled; aircraft at parking ramp to undergo inspection ~ PHILIPSBURG — KLM Airbus A322 with tailnumber PH-OAF executing KL flight 730 to Amsterdam is stuck on the runway at More...

By The Publisher On Sunday, February 26th, 2023
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KLM aircraft lands safely after malfunction of nose wheel steering system

Photo Caption – KLM Airbus Flight 729, with aircraft type (A-330-203) grounded at the Princess Juliana International Airport. Photo provided by SXM Airport Communications Department. SIMPSON BAY — On Sunday, More...

By Online Editor On Thursday, February 16th, 2023
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PJIAE N.V. Launches Employee Experience Program for 2023 With a Focus on Workplace Happiness

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten (February 16, 2023) – The Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company (PJIAE) has recently announced to its staff the theme for 2023, “Reopening with Excellence,” More...