ANTIGUA — Last Tuesday March 7, 2017 WINAIR, Air France and KLM held a joined Sales & Marketing meeting in Antigua. Presenters were Claudio Buncamper representing WINAIR, Martijn Ten Broecke representing Air France and KLM. The objective was to raise awareness that Winair connects Antigua not only to their destinations in the region, but also to the US, South America, Europe and not forgetting the connections through our interline partners. Also, the latest developments and market trends that exist between between Air France, KLM and WINAIR were shared to further enhance this market.
Schedules, traffic patterns and growth of European customers were shared with the stakeholders in Antigua. In addition, the planned code share between KLM and WINAIR, that will further enhance connections to Antigua, utilizing the hub facilities of SXM, Schiphol (AMS) and Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airports, was discussed. Growth in the Italian and German market to Antigua has seen an increase since inception of the code share agreement between WINAIR and Air France. Now we will truly unite the entire Air France, KLM and WINAIR route structures. With this we will offer better connectivity to Antigua and the Caribbean region.
Amongst the attendances were representatives of the Antigua Tourism Board, Charter Yacht Association, travel agents and other stakeholders. The reception we received from Antigua stakeholders was welcome and positive. WINAIR, Air France and KLM look forward to work with our partners in Antigua.
“it is critically important that the destinations are aware of the services and developments taking place to offer more effective service to their customer” stated Mr. M. Cleaver, President and CEO of Winair.
“It was a pleasure for Air France KLM to meet all stakeholders of the Antigua Tourism industry for the first time. After a successful roadshow with Winair in the British Virgin Islands, we joined Winair again in Antigua. Although we don’t offer a direct flight from Europe to Antigua, we convinced all parties that the Air France/KLM/Winair combination with our hub in SXM offers the best product and connection between Europe and Antigua in terms of frequencies and destinations” stated Mr. Martijn Ten Broecke, AF/KL Station Manager Sint Maarten.