Air France, KLM, will not resume regular flight service till March 2018

Photo: Facebook Air France
Photo: Facebook Air France

In a press release, Air France has stated that due to the hurricanes, flight schedules have been revised up to March 2018 and although Princess Juliana International Airport (SAX) re-opened last Tuesday, October 10, “the absence of certain important services does not permit Air France to resume commercial flights before December 2, 2017”.

Air France confirmed it is operating daily flights into St Martin from Paris-Orly via Pointe-à-Pitre with onward flights into Esperance Airport (SFG), Grand Case. This service is in partnership with Air Antilles.

One weekly flight using an A320 from Air France’s regional network will depart on Saturday from Pointe-à-Pitre, with a connection flight of the airline’s long-haul aircraft, to Paris-Orly.

In the reverse direction, the timing of the Orly/Pointe-à-Pitre flight allows connection with a daily service between Pointe-à-Pitre and St Barts with Air Antilles.

However, Air France intends to schedule two direct flights from Paris-Charles de Gaulle into SXM airport on December 23 and 24, 2017, and January 6 and 7, 2018.

In the meanwhile, Air France continues its offer of one-way airfares from France to Grand Case for passengers who have been affected by the hurricanes. Tickets (from €365) are on sale until October 31, 2017, for a journey made up until November 15, 2017.


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