Airport SXM operational hours return to normal

Air France passengers on Saturday evening.

 ~ Air France welcomed back ~

AIRPORT–Princess Juliana International Airport SXM announced over the weekend that its Aerodrome and Air Traffic Control operations have returned to the regular operational hours of 7:00am to 9:00pm as of Saturday, December 2. The required Notice to Air Men (NOTAM) was also published on Friday.

  The previous hours at the airport were from 6:30am through sunset. The adjustment came following catastrophic Hurricane Irma which struck the island on September 6. The super Category 5 storm wrought havoc on the terminal and destroyed some of the runway lights as well.

  According to the Airport’s Communications Department, they have been working tirelessly on restoration of night operations. Airport Chief Operations Officer (COO) Michel Hyman said he is elated by the fact that the airport was back to its regular operating hours in time to accommodate the return of Air France on Saturday.

  “This is another step forward in the normalisation of our operations. The fact that we are welcoming back Air France, which interrupted its services to SXM due to Hurricane Irma, is a clear indication that we are moving in the right direction,” Hyman said. 

Source: The Daily Herald