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In this December 2009 issue:

1. INTRO: Thanks A Million
2. SPECIALS: $10 Discount For Subscribing To Our Newsletter
3. ARTICLE: Shared Private Jet Charters To St. Maarten
4. SPONSOR MESSAGE: CheapoAir
5. NEWS ITEM: Will New Travel Restrictions Effect Travel To St. Barths?
6. TRAVEL TIP: Know AirStMaarten's Terms of Service
7. AGENDA: St. Barths Music Festival 2010
8. ADVERTISEMENT: Drive A Mini Cooper in St. Barths
9. CUSTOMER SERVICE: How To Book With AirStMaarten

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INTRO: Thanks A Million
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AirStMaarten wishes you a happy new year 2010

Dear friends and clients,

2009 will go down as  the year of the big Le Select Birthday Bash and how it singlehandedly save St. Barths from suffering too badly from the financial crisis and the subsequent economic downturn. Visitor traffic to St. Barths in November 2009 was unlike anything I have ever seen and certainly taxed our capacities to the max.

Jimmy Buffett, Marius Stakelborough & Paul Morrow in St. Barths for Le Select 60th Anniversary Celebrations

The exposure for St. Barths and attraction of the 60th anniversary celebrations for Le Select, owned by Marius Stakelborough (seen here above in the photo with Jimmy Buffett and long time friend Paul Morrow) was certainly worth a million dollars to everyone. For this special occasion Paul handed two specially made million dollar bills to Marius in honour of his 80th birthday.

So to all our friends and clients who booked with us in 2009: Thanks A Million!

Special thanks to Paul Morrow for the above photograph and for the million dollar bills.

We look forward to serving all our friends and clients to the best of our abilities in 2010. We wish you all an inspiring, exciting and wonderful 2010.

Happy New Year!

Terrance Rey

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2. SPECIALS: $10 Discount For Subscribing To Our Newsletter
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3. ARTICLE: Shared Private Jet Charters To St. Maarten
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SHARED PRIVATE JET CHARTERS TO ST. MAARTEN

AirStMaarten now offering shared private jet charters from mainland USA to St. Maarten with seamless connections to St. Barths.

St. Maarten - Terrance Rey, founder of Caribbean’s first and only virtual airline called AirStMaarten, now offering shared private jet service from mainland USA to St. Maarten with connecting charters to St. Barths. AirStMaarten will organize shared jet charters in cooperation with private jet charter operators throughout the USA and the Caribbean.

Shared Private Jet Charters to St. Maarten with AirStMaarten

“We will be utilizing private jet aircrafts such as Westwinds, Citations and Hawkers to cater to non-executive travelers who want to travel in style with private jet service at an affordable price.” explains Rey.

At present AirStMaarten offers shared private charters from St. Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua and San Juan, Puerto Rico, to St. Barths. “Many of our clients arrive on commercial airlines, but the connection times are not ideal.” says Rey. “So we are looking to provide seamless connections with our new inbound shared private jet service.”

“For rates starting at $1500, affluent St. Barths travellers will be able to fly to St. Maarten at a premium price compared to the average Economy Class ticket price of $500, yet still competitive in comparison to a First Class fare of about $1800 to $2500.” continues Rey.

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.

“The idea was simple.” explains Rey. “Book private charters from St. Maarten, Anguilla, Antigua and San Juan to St. Barths and sell the seats individually at a higher price than the commercial carriers, such as Winair, Air Caraibes, Tradewind Aviation, Carib Aviation and St. Barth Commuter, and include VIP Services with Meet & Greet, Immigration Clearance, Escort, Luggage Pick Up and Transfers.”

“The only requirement for us to be able to schedule and execute a shared charter is that we have to have a minimum of 4 passengers on a flight.” Rey continues.

“Our new shared private jet charter service from mainland USA will be following the same concept. We will charter the whole aircraft to operate on our behalf and AirStMaarten will sell the seats individually. In certain cases, we will not even require a minimum amount of passengers before scheduling and executing a charter.” Terrance Rey concludes. “A new era in Caribbean private jet charter service has been launched to provide seamless connections via San Juan, Anguilla, St. Maarten and St. Kitts to St. Barths between inbound jet flights with the shared private charters we provide between these islands.”

“Furthermore,” Rey continues. “for those passengers arriving in St. Maarten and staying on the island we will have a VIP Meet & Greet Desk at the Princess Juliana International Airport, also known as the PJIA or PJIAE airport, where passengers can receive a Welcome Package, receive gift certificates to use while on the island, arrange VIP Shuttle Transfers to the hotels, villa's and condominium resorts, arrange tours, book island activities or excursion flights to the surrounding islands on commercial airline, private charters or even take a helicopter tour of the island.”

“We will man the desk with agents who can assist passengers with checking in, Business Class reservations, airline First Class tickets, lost luggage, wheelchair service, luggage carts, valet parking and escorting unaccompanied minors.” tells Rey. “It will be a great relief to our clients to know that on the ground in St. Maarten we can also be of assistance. In St. Barths it is no different as we work with Premium IV to provide concierge services to our clients over there.”

Click here to submit a reservation request for a private jet charter 

UPDATE: Shared Private Jet Charters Schedule Now Available...

  • Saturday departures to St. Maarten from New York area - morning
  • Saturday departures to St. Maarten from South Florida - midday
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  • Sunday departures from St. Maarten - midday

Fares starts at $5000 per person per one-way from New York and $2500 per person per one-way from South Florida.

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4. SPONSOR MESSAGE: CheapoAir
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5. NEWS ITEM: Will New Travel Restrictions Effect Travel To St. Barths?
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Let's ask Larry...

New Travel Restrictions in 2010

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6. TRAVEL TIP: Know AirStMaarten's Terms of Service
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Here are our Terms of Service:

  1. Virtual Airline. AirStMaarten does not own nor operate its own aircrafts. We charter aircrafts or we book seats on Commercial Airlines for our customers. We have access to seats on 300 airlines to 5000 destinations worldwide. We also have access to a worldwide network of Charter Operators.
  2. Reservations. After you submit a Reservation Request we will search for the best option and send you a Reservation Offer with an itinerary and payment instructions. The rates or fares quoted are subject to aircraft or seats availability and are valid for a limit period, after which they are subject to change without notice. Any change in itinerary will invalidate our Reservation Offer.
  3. Payment Terms. Reservation Offers are payable upon receipt. Customers authorize payment by credit card by signing a creditcard authorisation form and faxing this back to us. We accept all major creditcards (Visa/Mastercard, Discover and AMEX). Customers can choose to pay via banktransfer, international bankwire or remit money via a money remittance service. Once payment has been received and processed, we will send out a Reservation Confirmation.
  4. Final Confirmation. AirStMaarten will confirm the Commercial Airline or Charter Operator details and itinerary within 24 hours of a flight at the latest with check-in instructions and meet & greet information. In the case of a "Shared Charter", customers understand and agree that they will be sharing their flight with other customers. 
  5. Cancellation Policy. The Charter Operator's confirmation terms or the Commercial Airline's e-tickets will reflect the cancellation policy.

Looking forward to being of assistance to you in planning your next trip to St. Barths.

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7. AGENDA: St. Barths Music Festival 2010
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St. Barts Music Festival 2010

A Musical Odyssey
January 12 through January 20, 2010
2010 St. Barths Music Festival Events Schedule
http://www.stbartsmusicfestival.org

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8. ADVERTISEMENT: Drive A Mini Cabrio in St. Barths
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Email us about renting a Mini Cabrio when in St. Barths.
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9. CUSTOMER SERVICE: How To Book With AirStMaarten
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Booking Procedure & Reservation Information

Submit a reservation request online at www.airsxm.com. Once we receive your request, we will send you a Reservation Offer for your consideration. Once you accept our proposal, we will require payment. You can use our credit card form to send us your credit card information. We accept all major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. You can also pay by bank transfer, check, cash or Paypal. Once payment is received, we will book the commercial flight or private charter and send you a Reservation Confirmation.

If you have requested additional services such as VIP Transfer Services, we will send you a Final Confirmation containing all details of your travel itinerary and services booked. And that's how you book with AirStMaarten.

Other Customer Service Resources:
Our Shared Charters concept explained in full detail
VIP Transfer Services through Princess Juliana Int'l Airport
Island Concierge Services on St. Maarten and St. Barths
Read what our satisfied clients are saying about our service
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