St Maarten Dutch side Princess Juliana International Airport building


SINT MAARTEN (SIMPSON BAY-AIRPORT) – The Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company N.V. (PJIAE) is thrilled to announce significant progress on the new terminal building project. Following the successful opening of the check-in area and departure hall in January 2024, the focus has now shifted to the completion of the much-anticipated Arrival Hall.



Passengers can look forward to a more welcoming and efficient arrival experience. The new Arrival Hall will include:

  • Improved baggage handling systems for faster retrieval
  • Streamlined immigration and customs processes to minimize waiting time
  • Enhanced passenger facilities for a more comfortable arrival


This phase III of construction aligns with PJIAE’s commitment to optimizing passenger flow. By the end of the third quarter of 2024, the entire terminal building – including the Arrival Hall – will be operational, well in time for the peak holiday season which kicks off in November.



CEO Brian Ming comments: “I’m incredibly proud of everything our team has accomplished so far. We’re now ready to start the countdown to our grand opening in November this year. In a few months from now our Princess will shine like a diamond. And St. Maarten will once again be one of the leading destinations in the region. More and more passengers will visit our beautiful island, and this will be beneficial for the whole community.”



Prioritizing a Seamless Travel Experience

PJIAE understands the importance of minimizing disruptions during this final phase. The team is dedicated to careful planning and collaboration to ensure ongoing airport operations are unaffected, and travelers continue to enjoy an -as smooth as possible- travel experience.



Gratitude for Continued Support

PJIAE extends its sincere gratitude to employees, travelers, and the entire airport community for their ongoing understanding and cooperation. Together, we are building a brighter future for Princess Juliana International Airport – “Reopening with Excellence.”




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