AMSTELVEEN–Royal Dutch Airline KLM will add a third weekly direct flight to St. Maarten from Amsterdam as of October. Booking for the flight with an onward connection to Curaçao and return to Amsterdam will open this week.
News of this additional flight was shared with Prime Minister Leona Romeo-Marlin and Finance Minister Michael Ferrier by airline executives at KLM’s head office in Amstelveen on Wednesday. The two local officials are on a working visit to the Netherlands.
The KLM delegation, headed by Senior Vice President Harm Kreulen, invited the St. Maarten representatives to get an update about the post-Hurricane Irma recovery – airport repair status, hotel rooms, availability of reliable data, and flight network development.
Romeo-Marlin told the KLM executives she was “quite excited” about KLM’s flight increase. “We are convinced that it will have a huge impact on our focus to bring back business to our island.”
KLM, according to the press statement from the Prime Minister’s Cabinet, has also expressed willingness to offer marketing support to ensure the success of additional flights.
Kreulen emphasised the need for continued good, open communications between parties on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. This will only serve to strengthen the relationship between the airline and the island, he said.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/73704-klm-to-add-3rd-direct-flight-to-st-maarten