SCHIPHOL–Royal Dutch Airlines KLM is resuming the direct Amsterdam-St. Maarten-Amsterdam flight for the coming winter season.
Dutch aviation news website
luchtvaartnieuws.nl reported on Tuesday that KLM would cease the extra landing in Curaçao on the return flight from St. Maarten to Amsterdam. This is music to the ears of St. Maarten passengers bound for Amsterdam, because it cuts the travelling by more than three hours.
The successful direct St. Maarten-Amsterdam flight with the Airbus A330-200 stopped after Hurricane Irma hit the island in September 2017. Tourism collapsed and services at the badly damaged St. Maarten airport were limited.
According to a KLM spokesperson, the demand for flights to St. Maarten has been growing, justifying the decision to resume the direct flights. KLM will service St. Maarten with direct flights twice a week this winter season, which starts late October.
KLM will keep using the Airbus A330-200 for these flights. This type of aircraft can carry 268 passengers, including 18 in business class and the rest in economy/economy comfort.
In order not to decrease the capacity to Curaçao, KLM will have additional direct flights to that island.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/87512-klm-to-resume-direct-flights-to-st-maarten