A Winair plane standing at the Princess Juliana International Airport SXM

WINAIR and PJIA Day Trip Specials Take Flight with Over 500 Bookings in Two Weeks


Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – February 28, 2024 – Windward Islands Airways International (WINAIR) and Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) are pleased to announce the resounding success of their collaborative Day Trip Specials. Within a month after the launch, the initiative has already garnered over 500 bookings, demonstrating a healthy appetite for island-hopping adventures and injecting a vibrant new dimension into St. Maarten’s tourism landscape.


“We’re very pleased with this early surge in reservations” stated Hans van de Velde, CEO of WINAIR.  “This strong start underscores the program’s compelling combination of affordability and convenience, not only for customers seeking diverse experiences but also for St. Maarten itself. By offering easy access to neighboring destinations, we’re enhancing the overall appeal of St. Maarten as a tourism hub”.


With special fares starting at $79 to Saba and St. Eustatius and $99 to St. Barths (taxes included), the Day Trip Specials offer a cost-effective pathway to discovering neighboring islands. This is possible through the partnership with PJIA which provides special airport tax rates.


“We are happy with this promising start of our collaborative initiative,” said Brian Mingo, CEO of PJIAE. ”The Day Trip Specials not only benefit the adventurous travelers, but all stakeholders – driving additional economic activity for the islands and local businesses.”


Beyond St. Maarten’s shores, the Day Trip Specials program creates a positive impact on the visited islands as well. By increasing tourist traffic, the program injects valuable economic resources into these communities, supporting local businesses, artisans, and cultural experiences.


Time is of the essence for customers seeking to take advantage of this limited-time offer. Book your Day Trip Special by July 31st at www.winair.sx/deals and unlock a world filled with
unforgettable island experiences.


Windward Islands Airways International (WINAIR) N.V. is a leading airline serving the Windward Islands of the Caribbean. Established in 1961, WINAIR has been connecting the region with safe, reliable, and efficient air transportation services. With a focus on customer satisfaction, WINAIR is dedicated to providing a seamless travel experience while contributing to the economic growth and connectivity of the Caribbean islands. Winair is growing their fleet, and expects to open several new routes during this year.


About Princess Juliana International Airport
Princess Juliana International Airport is the second busiest airport in the Northeast Caribbean and serves as a vital airport hub for Saba, St Eustatius, St Barthelemy, Anguilla, Dominica, Nevis, and Tortola. The airport stands as one of the largest employers


on the island, with 305 workers employed directly and a total of 1700 workers within the entire airport community. In 2023, Sint Maarten airport expects to handle 1.5 million passengers and 54,000 aircraft movements. Reconstruction efforts at the airport commenced in September 2021, with the new terminal hall scheduled for completion in Q2 2024.





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