AIRPORT–About 120 travel agents will disembark from the Dreamliner 787 aircraft at Princess Juliana International Airport SXM on TUIfly’s inaugural flight landing at 4:45pm today, Friday, October 30. They are visiting as part of a familiarisation trip, supported by the airport.
“We’re thrilled to have TUI begin service to our airport with the state-of-the-art Dreamliner 787 aircraft and thus offer additional seats to the Netherlands,” remarked airport Managing Director Regina LaBega.
“This service will no doubt increase visitor arrivals from the European market, particularly the Dutch, and given the reputation of TUI, will guarantee quality and affordable package deals to vacationers.”
The inaugural TUI flight will be welcomed with the traditional water canon salute by the airport’s Rescue and Fire-Fighting department, followed by a ceremony for invited guests that includes government officials, and TUI executives arriving on the inaugural flight.
TUI will operate a twice-weekly scheduled flight to St. Maarten, every Wednesday and Sunday.
Earlier this year, LaBega, met with Arke Fly’s Area Manager for Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, and St. Maarten Lara Soetekouw and Sales Manager Marlow de la Fuente.
Both parties expressed their commitment to the success of the new service, which officially begins November 1, 2015 under TUI. Prior to October 1, 2015, TUI operated as Arke Fly.
Source: The Daily Herald TUIfly’s inaugural flight to bring 120 travel agents