Minister Johnson commends SXM Airport as #2 Most Popular Private Jet Destination

Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson was elated to hear the news that SXM Airport and the destination according to the online website, is the #2 most popular private jet destination in the Caribbean.

The recognition is out of top 10 airports in the Region.

According to the website, “PrivateFly is a leading global booking service for private charter flights and part of Directional Aviation’s OneSky group of companies.

“Since we revolutionised private jet charter booking when we launched in 2008, PrivateFly has always believed in going above and beyond in everything we do.

“With 7,000 aircraft in one global network, a live pricing platform, infinite routes worldwide, airports and security to negotiate, and safety records to evaluate; we know that speed matters. But we also know performance matters more,” the website states.

“I take this opportunity to commend the management and staff of the Princess Juliana International Airport SXM as well as other stakeholders who work with the private jet business on this accolade which is well deserved especially during these trying times.

“Even though we are faced with challenges, together we shall overcome them. Despite the challenges, we are still doing our best and are being recognized for this.

“Once again, congratulations to SXM Airport management and staff as well as local private jet market stakeholders on this well-deserved recognition.

“Be rest assured that the Council of Ministers are working diligently to get our key port of entry back on track within the shortest period of time,” Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Stuart Johnson said on Tuesday.

This is what said about the destination: “2) Princess Juliana International Airport, St Maarten (TNCM)

“St Maarten (also known as St. Martin by the French) is split between the Netherlands and France. Its airport, Princess Juliana International, offers one of the world’s most stunning landings – coming in very low over water.

“The airport is another important hub in the Caribbean, connecting airline flights and larger private jets, with smaller aircraft bound for more remote islands.

“The landing at St Maarten was voted one of the World’s Top 10 Scenic Landings 2018 in our annual poll. You can – or browse videos of other Caribbean landings on our YouTube channel.”

Puerto Rico came in number one with Sint Maarten #2 followed by St. Thomas, St. Croix, British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, St. Barths and Barbados.