AirStMaarten - Monthly Newsletter - July 2014

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In this July 2014 issue:

1. INTRO: What's The Latest In St. Barths?
3. ARTICLE: Plans For New Luxury Hotel In Flamands, St. Barths
4. SPONSOR MESSAGE: Book Cheap Tickets Online At CheapoAir
5. NEWS ITEM: Update #3 On AirSXM Request To Do Scheduled Flights
6. TRAVEL TIP: Rent A Luxury Villa In St. Barths
7. AGENDA: Coming Soon! Direct Flights To Miami
8. ADVERTISEMENT: Book Our Speedboat Charters To St. Barths
9. CUSTOMER SERVICE: How To Book With AirStMaarten

INTRO: What's The Latest In St. Barths?

Dear friends and clients,

I just got back from St. Barths. As usual, I stayed at the Normandie Hotel. Had drinks and dinner with Normandie Hotel owner, Dennis Carlton, who is always in the know on the island's latest developments. The Normandie Hotel will be closed for the month of September for renovations and improvements. I look forward to my next stay there.

We also had lunch on Sunday with Albert of La Gloriette's fame. Albert is also closing the restaurant for the slow season. Sunday night was the last night to get La Gloriette's famous pizza's. I am going to miss the cool eastwind breeze blowing in over the lagoon.

Had a little business meeting with Mr. Bruno Magras in his office at the St. Barth Commuter office at the St. Barths airport. The fleet of St. Barth Commuter is now solely comprised of Cessna Grand Caravans and another one is on the way. The last Britton Norman Islander has been sold last month and is now in Trinidad getting new livrey before flying on to its new station in Guyana.

Interestingly enough, the new developments in St. Barths pertains to two new luxury resorts in the planning. That means there will be more need for high-end airlift into St. Barths and that is always good news for AirStMaarten as it means more business for our Shared Charters programme.

More on these new luxury resort projects further down in this issue and next month's issue. For now, please read below about our low season specials where our shared charter programme is concerned.

Presently, we are using the summer season to test some new travel services and new destinations in the Caribbean we have not been servicing at all in the past with our shared charters programme. Destinations such as Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad. In December we are planning to service Suriname, Haiti and Miami with a Christmas shared charter.

For the upcoming high season, we have a sale now going on on the St. Barths route. See information below....

AirSXM Travel Vouchers Now On Sale For 2014/2015 Private Charters Season from St. Maarten to St. Barths with AirStMaarten| (Traveling Period November 2014 to April 2015).
AirStMaarten| now paying very interesting commissions to travel agents on all private charters sold during the 2014/2015 high season for reservations submitted before September 30th, 2014!!!
Aircraft types to be used: 9-seater BN Islander and 5-seater Piper Aztek. 

All reservation requests submitted by September 30th, 2014, will receive a significant percentage off as a discount. This offer is only for travel agents and valued clients. Please mention promo code AIRPC2014NL when submitting your reservation request online at

In case you are reading about AirStMaarten's private charters programme for the first time, here is some background information on our shared charters.

A Shared Charter is when you book a Private Charter and you Only Pay for the Seat You Occupy. Not for the whole aircraft. AirStMaarten has been successfully organizing shared charters to St. Barths since November 2006.

Travel Agents and clients book our shared charters for seamless connections and hassle-free transfers to St. Barths and surrounding islands such as Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Eustatius, Antigua and Tortola.

1) If 1 or 2 people request to share a private charter, the shared charter is scheduled.
2) Once 3 or 4 people book the shared charter, the shared charter is confirmed and you are good to go!

If the shared charter is not confirmed, passengers are booked on a regular commercial flight with complimentary VIP Services to ensure their transit is smooth and hassle-free.

Visit for more information, scheduling and availabilities.

In this month's issue you will read why you will want to subscribe to our newsletter service to stay updated on developments going on at AirSXM | AirStMaarten.

Happy Readings!

Terrance Rey

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Email our Sales Department at for information our attractive pre-season travel agency discounts for private and shared charters and VIP services to St. Barths. We are offering significant agency discounts on charters booked for travel during the 2014-2015 winter season. Contact our Sales Department for more information on our agency discount rates.

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3. ARTICLE: Plans For New Luxury Hotel In Flamands, St. Barths

True to the policy that bigger is not better, the Collectivité of Saint Barthelemy has approved the building permits for a new small scale luxury resort in Flamands, St. Barths.

The new luxury resort property will consist of 46 rooms. Whether it will be a four or a 5-star resort is yet to be determined by the Collectivité according to insiders on the know.

Apparently, the developer is Mr. Guillermo Pardo, a Venezuelan developer of luxury hotel properties. The Colectivité hopes that the property will bring more South American visitors to St. Barths. The property is 8000 square meters, which is roughly 86,000 square feet, making it just under two acres, and located along the road that leads to Hôtel Baie des Anges.

It is said that it will be the first time Guillermo Pardo of Luxury Scapes is moving into the hotel business in St. Barths and he will be the property developer while top hotelier, Hans Maissen, will be in charge of the design.

Whatever the star rating of this new luxury resort in Flamands will be, it will definitely be good for business in terms of attracting new visitors from the South American content as the new owners plans to do a lot of promotion in South America (Venezuela and Brazil) to attract high-end guests to the resort.

We at AirStMaarten will definitely be looking forward to serving the South American markets with private and shared charters into St. Barths. Hopefully, we will soon be adding a new Cessna Grand Caravan to the fleet of available aircrafts specifically hired for these AirSXM air charter services.

If you have not yet seen the aircrafts we have access to for your private charters and shared charters programme, visit the following Fleet page on our website at

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5. NEWS ITEM: Update #3 On AirSXM Request To Do Scheduled Flights

CEO AirStMaarten submits license request for AirSXM Inc PHILIPSBURG--CEO of AirStMaarten, Terrance Rey, recently revealed that last year October 2013 he had quietly submitted a request to the Ministry of Transportation on St. Maarten in order to obtain a new business license to do scheduled flights.

As President of the Board and Managing Director of the company, Rey, had had several meetings with authorities at the Department of Civil Aviation in St. Maarten before a positive advice was rendered by the department.

The advice had followed its way via the various departments within the Ministry of Transportation before finally reaching the minister's desk for signing.

UPDATE #2: The Minister of Transportation has signed off on the business license request.

UPDATE #3: The Ministry of Transportation has released the signed business license to the management of AirSXM. Below are the scans of business license consisting of two pages. The next step is to obtain the economic certification of the company as a full-fledge airline company. That part of the process will result in the Economic Operating Certificate (EOC). Once that document is received, the process to achieve flight certification will be initiated by the company's management in order to obtain an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC).

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6. TRAVEL TIP: Rent A Luxury Villa In St. Barths

Even if it is just for once in your life, rent a luxury villa in St. Barths for your next visit and stay in St. Barths and spoil yourself rotten. The top luxury villas in St. Barths are absolutely wonderful and have amenities you can only dream of. So look into renting a luxury villa in St. Barths. If not for yourself, do it for your loved ones, family or that secret lover you want to get away with in paradise.

St. Barths Eternity Villa - Flamands Hillside

Whatever you do, we at AirSXM are here to help you plan your next flight into St. Barths for your luxury stay at any of St. Barths's top villas, be it via commercial flight, private charter, shared charter or helicopter charter. And don't forget to book our VIP Services as well. Visit to select your preferred flight option.

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7. AGENDA: Coming Soon! Direct Flights To Miami

In conjunction with a new airline operator based in Miami, Florida, we will be offering direct flights to and from Miami starting December 2014. We will keep you updated as time passes and new developments are known. In the meantime, to gauge the market demand, you can submit a reservation request free of any obligations online at

8. ADVERTISEMENT: Book Our Speedboat Charters To St. Barths

AirSXM Save Now, Travel Later ProgrammeIf you are afraid of flying and landing in St. Barths; if the ferry service is too slow or too bumpy for your taste; if all flights to St. Barths are full; or if the St. Barths is closed due to sunset, you can charter our speedboat service to St. Barths.

Our speedboat charters are powered by Scorpion Trips. Scorpion is more than just a boat, it's an experience. Step aboard the 37 foot offshore speed boat and enjoy one of the fastest boats in the region.

Scorpion's speed boat runs on twin 600 horse power Mercruiser engines. A total of 1,200 horse power! Scorpion's speed boats can also carry passengers in an unsurpassed level of comfort and style at regular cruising speeds which ensure comfort and speed. Scorpion has an open bar with cold drinks and a secure cabin space for any luggage etc.

So surf to to book a speed boat charter to St. Barths, Anguilla and Saba.

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9. CUSTOMER SERVICE: How To Book With AirStMaarten

Booking Procedure & Reservation Information

Submit a reservation request online at 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.

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VIP Transfer Services through Princess Juliana Int'l Airport
Island Concierge Services on St. Maarten and St. Barths
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