St. Maarten Dominica flights starting in July - UPDATE: THIS SERVICE HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED !!!
St. Maarten Airport – AirStMaarten will be promoting new non-stop flights between St. Maarten and Dominica Canefield Airport operated by Winair utilizing a nineteen seater aircraft. The airline will operate scheduled flights every Monday, Wednesday and Friday departing in the morning and arriving back in St. Maarten just before midday.
The hour-and-half long flight, which is a good thing for the Dominica diaspora, visitors and business people, will be executed directly to Dominica’s Canefield Airport (DCF) as this is located just three miles north of the capital of Roseau compared to the Melville Hall Airfield that is about an hour away from the capital.
The Dominica Diaspora, including Dominicans living in St. Maarten, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius (Statia) and even as far as St. Thomas and St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands, will be happy with this new service as it will provide an alternative to the LIAT flights via Antigua to Melvill Hall (DOM).
Windward Islands International Airways (Winair) already operates daily flights from St. Maarten to Antigua connecting with LIAT to Dominica. However passengers are not happy with the long layover in Antigua (ANU). The non-stop flights to Dominica that Winair is now offering three times weekly comes as a welcomes relief since the demise of Take Airlines Dominica, as branch of the French Take Air Lines, that operated flights between Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe up until April 2007.
AirStMaarten will be working closely now with Winair to promote these St. Maarten Dominica flights as the main focus is on building up the air link between St. Maarten and Dominica to serve the large Dominican population living in St. Maarten, Anguilla, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Thomas and St. Croix.
The airline is updating up its online reservation system and should be ready by July 2nd when the first flight is scheduled to take off. The airline has already starting an advertising campaign in The Daily Herald newspaper to announce these flights and promote awareness. Round trip tickets cost US $175 and are valid for one year, while there is a promotional fare of $130 for a one-way ticket.
The flight departs St. Maarten at 8:30am and arrives in Dominica at 10:00am. The return flight leaves at 10:20am. Air St. Maarten owner and managing director, Terrance Rey, is confident about this new service to Dominica and hopes the demand will increase as travelers take advantage of this shorter and competitively priced flight. “Flights from St. Thomas and St. Croix to St. Maarten to combine with the Dominica schedule are now in the planning.” says Terrance Rey. “More news about those flights from The US Virgin Islands will be soon forthcoming.”
Terrance Rey first started AirStMaarten in 2003 offering transatlantic flights from The Netherlands to St. Maarten, Curacao and Aruba with the now defunct Air Holland. After the demise of this Dutch charter operator, AirStMaarten focused it’s attention on the Dutch Caribbean regional market by offering flights with commercial carriers such as Dutch Antilles Express (now known as DAE), Inselair, Tiara Air, Winair, Air Caraibes, St. Barth Commuter and TransAnguilla, before ultimately finding its niche market in ‘Shared Charters’ to St. Barths.
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