Documents St Maarten Reverses DR Flight Suspension
The Sint Maarten Civil Aviation Authority ( SMCAA ) announced that the problem between the Civil Aviation Board of the Dominican Republic ( JAC) , has been resolved and they revoke the decision to suspend flights between the islands.
“The authorizations will be valid again for commercial air service to Sint Maarten provided that the authorizations have not exceeded their expiration date,” they say in a statement.
Last Tuesday, August 2, the Civil Aviation Authority of San Martín communicated the suspension to the Dominican operators, due to the decision to hand over the routes of Windward Island Airways ( WINAIR ) to Dominican airlines.
It was indicated that the decision was made as a result of Resolution 172-2022 of the Civil Aviation Board of the Dominican Republic by which the designated carrier of Sint Maarten, Windward Island Airways NV traffic rights between Sint Maarten and DR.
In this sense, Omar Ottley , interim Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunications ( TEATT ) of St. Maarten , requested an urgent meeting with the SMCAA to discuss the matter at the diplomatic level with the Dominican Republic, according to a press release.