AirStMaarten - Monthly Newsletter - May 2015

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In this May 2015 issue:

1. INTRO: Researching New AirSXM Destinations
3. ARTICLE: "Share A Charter To St. Vincent & The Grenadines in 2016"
4. SPONSOR MESSAGE: Book Cheap Tickets Online At CheapoAir
5. NEWS ITEM: SVG's Argyle International Airport Construction Ongoing
6. TRAVEL TIP: How To Get Group Discounts With AirSXM To St. Barths
7. AGENDA: New AirSXM Blog Online
8. ADVERTISEMENT: Book Our Shared Charters To Bequia & Mustigue
9. CUSTOMER SERVICE: How To Book With AirStMaarten

INTRO: Researching New AirSXM Destinations

Dear reader,

At we are now researching new routes for our Shared Charters program. Presently, we offer shared charters between St. Maarten, St. Barths, Anguilla, Antigua and Puerto Rico. The following new shared charter routes are being researched and under consideration for launch in 2016:
  • between Antigua and Barbuda
  • between Barbados and St. Vincent & The Grenadines
  • between St. Vincent and The Grenadine islands of Bequia, Mustique, Canouan and Union Island
  • between St. Lucia, Grenada and St. Vincent & The Grenadines
  • between Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao
  • between Trinidad and Tobago
  • between Jamaica, The Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba
In this edition of the AirSXM Newsletter we will focus on St. Vincent and The Grenadines (Bequia, Mustique, Canouan and Union Island).

St. Vincent and The Grenadines Shared Charters Program

St. Vincent and the Grenadines have a lot of potential for the development of a full-fledged shared charter program with its many high-end island destinations. In this edition we will further analyze these islands as attractive vacation destinations for our discerning clients.

Best regards,

Terrance Rey

PS: If you are a travel agent, a concierge services provider or a private jet operator and you need assistance for your clients transitting through St. Maarten SXM Airport, you can contact me by emailing


In case you are reading about AirStMaarten's private charters program 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.

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3. ARTICLE: "Share A Charter To St. Vincent & The Grenadines In 2016"


A personal recommendation
By Terrance Rey

As the management of AirStMaarten is reviewing new destinations for the AirSXM Shared Charters program, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about St. Vincent and The Grenadine islands of Bequia, Mustigue, Canouan and Union Island.

At the end of May 2015 I had the pleasure of paying St. Vincent a short visit for several business meetings. St. Vincent and The Grenadines are situated between St. Lucia (to the north), Grenada (to the south) and Barbados (to the east). Discussions proved that St. Vincent & The Grenadines is ripe for implementing and executing a shared charters program between St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustigue, Canouan and Union Island in 2016. Below are profiles of these islands.

St. Vincent
St. Vincent with its 133 square miles and a population of over 97638 is the largest island and the centre of Government for the SVG. The capital is Kingstown and is located on the south-west coast of St. Vincent and the official language is English.

Bequia is the largest of the Grenadines (18 square miles or 7 sq. km) and is a hub for yachting and diving. Several undersea wrecks and shallow caves provide an engaging landscape for advanced divers, who can see beautiful creatures like hawksbill turtles, lobsters, moray eels and a host of fish. Every year, yachts converge on Admiralty Bay for the Bequia Easter Regatta, the largest regatta in the southern Caribbean. The quaint waterfront capital is called Port Elizabeth and it is lined with bars, restaurants and craft shops. Accommodations vary from luxurious resort cottages to small, simple West Indian inns. Much of the nightlife centers on the hotel resorts and beachside barbecue parties.

Mustique is a small private island that has built a reputation for being a home away from home for the stars. The list of celebrity residents and guests include Bill Gates, Mick Jagger, David Bowie and even Queen Elizabeth II. Naturally, entertaining such famed visitors has led to the development of excellent shopping, dining and entertainment facilities that all visitors can enjoy. In late
January to early February the Mustique Blues Festival is held. Fun fact: The island of Mustique with its capital called Lovell is owned and operated by the Mustique Company. A company runs the island. How cool is that?

Canouan is both a luxurious and elegant tourist destination and a simple, natural unspoiled island. It is home to the world class Canouan Resort and the Trump International Golf Club, and is blessed with one of the Caribbean’s longest barrier reefs. It is a top destination for golfing, cruising, weddings and relaxation. The name Canouan comes from the indigenous Caribbean word "cannouan", which means "turtle" or "turtle island". Once a French sugar colony, the island rose to international prominence as a tourist destination when it became home to Raffles Resorts and Hotels. The Raffles Resort was recently purchased by Sandy Lane, who carried out a US$100 million dollar upgrade to the hotel, renaming it Canouan Resort. The capital of the island is called Charlestown.

Union Island
Union Island is located on the southern end of the Grenadines chain of islands. Home to some 3000 inhabitants and approximately three miles long, it is the commercial centre for the southern Grenadines and an important stop for yachts. The main centre is the bustling village of Clifton, where you will find small hotels, boutiques and a wonderful open-air, brightly coloured, fresh produce market. The main airport serving the southern Grenadines is here, as is the harbour where most of the day charters pick up and drop off guests. Union Island is also renowned for its local rum concoctions and famous lobster and conch dishes. Live lobsters can be purchased from local vendors at Clifton harbour.

Other island is the chain of Grenadines islands is Mayreau, Palm Island, the Tobago Cays and Petit St. Vincent.

To submit a reservation request to share a charter to or from St. Vincent and The Grenadines islands, go to


Terrance Rey is owner and managing director of Let's Travel, Travel Anywhere and AirStMaarten. Terrance Rey has 15 years experience in the travel business as a travel agent, tour operator, charter broker and as an internet travel entrepreneur. You can email Terrance Rey directly via with any questions you may have relating to your international travel needs.


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5. NEWS ITEM: SVG's Argyle Int'l Airport Construction Ongoing


St. Vincent Argyle International Airport under Construction

St. Vincent --
While on a business trip in St. Vincent, the CEO and Managing Director of AirStMaarten was given a tour of the construction site of the newly constructed Argyle International Airport in St. Vincent. The construction work at the airport is scheduled to be completed in 2016.

St. Vincent Argyle International Airport Runway Construction

Crews and workmen from Taiwan, Venezuela and Cuba are said to be working day and night to get the airport runway completed on time for the scheduled completion of the construction works. The Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) hopes to have the airport operational in 2016.

SVG E.T. Joshua Airport in Arnos Vale, St. Vincent

Contrary to the present E.T. Joshua Airport (SVG) in Arnos Vale, St. Vincent, the new Argyle International Airport will accommodate direct flights from Northamerica (the USA and Canada), Europe and South America, thereby creating a significant hub function for the Grenadines and the southern islands.

With this development in view, the management of AirStMaarten is looking to create a new hub for its shared charters program in order to accommodate the expected increase in demand for the sharing of private air charter flights between the islands of St. Vincent, Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Union Island, Barbados, St. Lucia and Grenada. Sign up for our newsletter to keep up with developments in this area.


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6. TRAVEL TIP: How To Get Group Discounts With AirSXM To St. Barths

Group Travel with AirStMaarten

If you are part of a group of at least 10 persons - even if the party is spread out in different groups of people ranging from couples or families - even if arriving on different inbound flights - and you want to benefit from AirSXM's group discount service, please email us via to request a group discount code for your party. Then when the people in your party submit their own reservation request via they can fill in the group discount code in the comments field at the end of the reservation request process.

Whatever you want do, we at AirSXM are here to help you plan your next flight into St. Barths, be it via commercial flight, private charter, shared charter or helicopter charter. And don't forget to request our VIP Services as well.

Visit to select your preferred flight option. We also accept bookings up to over a year in advance as well. Just don't forget to request your promo code if your traveling with a diverse party of 10 persons or more.

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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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