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AIRPORT ROAD - WINAIR would like to inform the general public that we will operate the canceled sectors of the flights 803 and 804, from August 1st, this Thursday August 3rd.

 Flight 803

CUR-SXM 9.00-10.35

SXM-PAP 11.25-13.05

 Flight 804

PAP-SXM 14.05-15.45

SXM-CUR 16.45-18.20

AIRPORT ROAD WINAIR is pleased to announce additional jet air service SXM-CUR-SXM, this flight will operate every Thursday in addition to the existing two jet flights currently offered by Winair (Tuesday and Saturday) CUR-SXM -PAP-SXM-CUR. This third jet service will commence Thursday August 17, 2017 departing SXM's PJIAE airport at 11:00 AM and will offer our customers in Curacao and St. Maarten another travel option on the SXM-CUR-SXM route.


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AIRPORT ROAD, St. MaartenThe Winair shareholders of country St. Maarten and country Netherlands attended the Annual General Meeting on July 12th 2017 to receive the managing and supervisory boards report on the company’s business and activities for the fiscal year 2016, and to present the audited financial report for fiscal year 2016.

The independent auditors report was delivered with the mention of “unqualified” or “clean” opinion to the shareholders, and a net profit of USD3.89 million was appropriated and posted to the reserves. The positive results that the company has been posting for several years now, has eroded the accumulated negative equity of past performances under the previous Netherlands Antilles shareholder, and has reached to the point now that this forward trend can and will result in a positive equity position within 2 years if not less. In anticipation of this, the shareholders will be reviewing the dividend policy with the Supervisory and Managing Board to ensure that the approved budgeted annual investment capital requirements can be met while leaving space for the shareholders to declare dividends on earned net profits. The Supervisory board is super excited about this milestone as it was only 6 years ago at their first board meeting the question was raised “do we declare Winair bankrupt?”. Thankfully with the multitude of reports studied beforehand, the supervisory board of directors had unanimously agreed that the fundamentals for the company needed to be reset with the right management team to execute it.

SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten - The Supervisory Board of Directors, Management, and Staff of PJIAE are saddened to have learned of the passing of a female tourist yesterday evening, as a result of injuries sustained during an unfortunate accident while an aircraft took off.

AIRPORT ROAD, St. MaartenJuly 5th, 2017 aircraft 831 arrived in St. Maarten to replace aircraft PJ-WCD which is at the end of the lease period and will go back to the Aircraft supplier in Canada for refurbishment.

This newly arrived aircraft features comfortable leather seats and is painted in Winair’s new livery.

AIRPORT ROAD, St. MaartenWinair and aircraft supplier Unity Aircraft teamed up to provide training for St. Maartener Jamal Joe. Mr. Joe has been an employee of Winair for 8 years working in the maintenance department. His desire to become a licensed aircraft mechanic has displayed his commitment throughout his service at Winair and this was not unnoticed.

Winair participated with Unity Aircraft financially and Unity Aircraft hosted Mr. Joe for approximately 9 weeks to provide important on the job training.

AIRPORT ROAD, St. Maarten Winair and KLM sign code share agreement in SXM June 28,2017, this agreement is another milestone for Winair which will provide truly seamless travel for connecting passengers using PJIAE Hub to connect customers to all flights operated by Winair. KLM will affix their KLM code and connecting flights will be a KLM flight to destinations flown by Winair. All regulatory and testing issues have been completed, this agreement has been approved by all regulatory bodies in St. Maarten and the Netherlands. Preparation for this agreement began months ago and has now reached implementation. Passengers on entire route network of KLM and Winair can book flights to all Winair and KLM destinations.

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad – The state-owned Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has received an estimated three billion dollars in subsidies since 2011, Finance Minister Colm Imbert has said.

Responding to a question posed by Opposition Chief Whip Dr David Lee in the Parliament on Friday, Imbert said that the government gives a subsidy of TT$50 per adult seat for CAL’s Tobago airbridge.

He said the airline had benefited from subsidies in recent years from both the former People’s Partnership government and the present Keith Rowley administration. He said the subsidies also applied to other routes operated by CAL.

WILLEMSTAD - The management of the local airline InselAir is not involved in the negotiations and discussions on the acquisition of the company by Synergy Aerospace and they have not yet received an official statement about the state of affairs. This is according to the interim CEO of the company Juni Sluis.

According to Sluis, another team is working on creating a framework that will serve as the base with which the management has to negotiate.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Tropical Storm Bret with maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour (mph) was moving rapidly towards Trinidad and Grenada.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in its 5.00 pm (local time) bulletin said that the storm, the first named for the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was located about 125 miles south east of Trinidad and 225 miles south east of Grenada.

The center of the storm was located by an Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft to be near latitude 9.4 North, longitude 59.8 West.

“Bret is moving toward the west-northwest near 30 mph and is expected to continue at a slightly slower speed over the next 48 hours.  On the forecast track, the tropical storm is expected to move near or over Trinidad and the eastern coast of Venezuela tonight and early Tuesday,” the NHC added.

It said that maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph with higher gusts and that “little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours”

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center, mainly north of the center and a tropical storm warning has gone into effect for Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita.

A storm watch remains in effect for Bonaire, Curacao and aruba.

The Trinidad and Tobago government announced the closure of schools and Education Minister Anthony Garcia said “this is to ensure that the safety of our students, our teachers and all those who operate within our schools is maintained.

“So because of safety issues we are closing all schools in Trinidad and in Tobago,” he added.

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young said “at this stage the Government’s position is that there should be no panic”.

“The OPDM (Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management) has been in constant communication with the necessary authorities including the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, the Met Office, the local and rural government, meaning all municipal corporations and other entities and State apparatus that would you expect to have to deal with a situation such as this,” he said on television here.

In Grenada, the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) said it is continuing to monitor the weather system and that the authorities have also announced that all schools will be closed Monday.

“Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach the state of Grenada overnight Monday into Tuesday morning with moderate to strong convection and thundershowers. The disturbance is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 50 to 125 millimeters over the Windward Islands,’ NaDMA said.

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