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KINGSTON, Jamaica – Tens of thousands of people were stranded Monday after Delta Air Lines flights were grounded around the globe due to a system outage.

SIMPSON BAY, St. MaartenThe Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) recently received the “BIZZ 2016” award in Washington D.C., from the World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB)

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - A light twin engine aircraft was forced to make a soft crash landing at SXM Airport Friday afternoon.

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - St. Kitts is pleased to announce the expansion of United Airlines Saturday service between the airline's New York/Newark gateway airport, Liberty International Airport (EWR) and St. Kitts. United will recommence service on November 19, 2016 and will fly throughout the winter, summer and fall in 2017.

SIMPSON BAY, St. MaartenThe Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM) recently installed six Bar Code Boarding Pass (BCBP) e-Gates to provide a faster, simpler, and more convenient boarding pass security control procedure. 

ATLANTA, USA – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Seaborne Airlines, an airline based out of San Juan, Puerto Rico, announced a codeshare agreement that will provide customers from both airlines with increased travel options to and from the United States and Caribbean.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – A local banker who was instrumental in raising nearly BDS$50 million through a regional bond issue to ensure LIAT’s survival over a decade ago is advising shareholder governments to withdraw service from Caribbean countries that refuse to pump cash into the struggling airline.

AIRPORT ROAD, St. MaartenCommencing the beginning of August WINAIR will receive a replacement aircraft outfitted in WINAIR’s original livery.

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Barbadian taxpayers can continue to fund LIAT, but St Lucian Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says not a dollar from his country is going into the cash-strapped regional airline.

Moreover, some of his colleagues in CARICOM might not like it, but Chastanet said he wanted to send the current LIAT board of directors packing, replacing them with people more savvy in the industry.

Charging that there was too much political meddling in the regional airline, Chastanet, a consistent critic of LIAT, said in a recent interview it was time shareholder governments took their hands off the carrier and allowed it to operate on a strictly commercial basis.

Staying true to his word when he was in opposition, CARICOM’s newest leader said his position in office would remain the same – there will be no funding of the airline by St Lucian taxpayers. (NATION NEWS) – See more at: http://www.nationnews.com/nationnews/news/83203/funds-liat#sthash.Oo54UWdS.dpuf

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Airline company, AVA Airways again takes another step in the right direction. Chairman of the company, Olivier Arrindell along with other members of Ava Airways team met with AerCap Aircraft leasing and financing company Sr. Director Aircraft Marketing Latin America and Caribbean representatives here on St. Maarten.

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