PHILIPSBURG:— Insel Air has hundreds of passengers in various countries due to the cancellation of all their flights. The airline canceled its flights and to date have not said or mentioned anything on their website. Passengers (patients) traveling on Insel to the Dominican Republic are stranded causing the USZV to make alternative arrangements for its patients that need to fly back to St. Maarten for medical emergencies.
On Wednesday two pilots in Curacao grounded their flights due to the lack of maintenance of the aircraft which Insel Air has limited due to lack of finances. The government of Curacao pumped NAF. 33M into the airline and less than two days later all Insel MD-80 and F-100 are grounded by Aruba and Curacao Aviation Authority. At the moment only two of Insel Aircraft are flying which are f-50, at least one flight is scheduled from Port of Spain to Curacao. Efforts made to reach management of Insel Air has proved futile thus far. So far Insel Air has not released any statement on their ongoing issues. The airline is yet to post the cancellation of the flights on their website.
Noteworthy is that several pilots have tendered their resignation since they were aware that the airline was going “belly up” and proper maintenance was not taking place making the air crafts not airworthy.
Source: St. Martin News Network
INSEL Air cancels all international flight due to grounding of the aircrafts by Civil Aviation Authorities of Aruba and Curacao.