AIRPORT–American Airlines (AA) announced on Thursday that it will be offering flights to Princess Juliana International Airport SXM starting on October 10, according to the company’s website. The one-way fares for those flights, not including taxes, will be US $99 for main cabin class and US $199 for premium cabin class through October 29.
AA is also waiving bag fees for up to two checked bags up to 50 pounds each through October 29 for customers traveling to or from the island.
AA was the first airline to arrive in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria struck the island, cutting power and demolishing infrastructure. Since that time, the airline has provided more than 110 flights into and out of Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) and flown more widebody aircraft than any other passenger carrier, enabling the airline to transport significant numbers of passengers and amounts relief supplies.
The airline has continued to add flights to San Juan as the airport conditions improve.
“At every opportunity American team members have worked to bring aid to those impacted by the recent natural disasters and the people of Puerto Rico,” said AA’s Senior Vice President of International and Cargo Operations Jim Butler. “American was the first carrier to resume limited operations in San Juan and we have been able to upgrade to larger aircraft and reroute planes to make the biggest impact.”
There have been more than 110 flights into and out of Puerto Rico since September 22, nine relief flights to St. Croix (STX), St. Maarten (SXM), St. Thomas (STT) and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (PLS), providing humanitarian relief, including food, water, generators, medical supplies and other needs to team members and partner employees.
AA already has transported more than 1.1 million pounds of cargo and relief items to the islands, including water, food, medical supplies, tarps, cots, blankets and cleaning supplies. It also is waiving bag fees for up to two checked bags up to 50 pounds each through October 29 for customers traveling to or from any of the cities listed above.
Customers are encouraged to go to the AA website for more information about fares to St. Maarten and surrounding areas.