Delta Airlines Operates Relief Flight to Sint Maarten, Non-stop Service Resumes October 12 (VIDEO)
With the announcement that Princess Juliana International Airport is reopening for commercial service on October 10 (read about that here), there are starting to be more announcements from individual carriers about resuming service. Just yesterday, American Airlines announced one-way, non-stop service from Miami for only $99.
Delta currently is offering non-stop flights from Atlanta (ATL) to SXM beginning on October 12. One-way fares on those flights start at $354. You can go to Delta.com to get more information or to look up flights.
On Thursday, October 5, 2017, Delta operated a humanitarian flight to St. Maarten carrying relief supplies as well as IT equipment to help the airline restart its operation on the island. The flight is one of several humanitarian flights Delta has flown to St. Maarten, Turks and Caicos, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico and Houston in response to the series of hurricanes that hit the areas since September.
Onboard this most recent flight, Delta brought IT infrastructure and equipment necessary for the airline to process and board customers, which had been damaged in the storm, in addition to generators and 3,600 pounds of water and nonperishable relief items.
After dropping off supplies and operational teams in St. Maarten, the aircraft flew to nearby San Juan where it operated as an extra flight back to Atlanta, carrying more than 120 customers to the mainland.
Delta aims to have its operation up and running when the airport reopens for commercial flights on Oct. 10. Beginning on October 10, Delta is offering flights to SXM from SJU (San Juan, Puerto Rico). As mentioned above, Delta will begin to offer non-stop service to SXM from ATL beginning on October 12 (per Delta.com).
Here is a short video produced by Delta Airlines showing the humanitarian flight and some words from their employees on the island.
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