KLM Royal Dutch Airlines was set to resume commercial flights to and from St Martin starting October 29. However, the operator has confirmed service will not restart until November 12, “due to the limited operational capacity at the Princess Juliana International Airport”.
According to a KLM spokesperson, the airline will operate two weekly flights, on Fridays and Sundays, although the postponement will affect four flights.
Additionally, the schedule, which will remain in effect until Match 2018, has changed: the Airbus A330 route will be Amsterdam-St Martin-Curaçao-Amsterdam. The direct flights have been removed for the time being.
“We realise that it is important for St Martin that we resume flights. As soon as it is operationally possible, we will restart our operations,” the KLM spokesperson said.
The representative also commented that “the interest of passengers for St Martin has decreased a lot since the hurricane.
“This is one of the reasons for adding Curaçao to the St Martin flight. In this manner, we can keep flying to St Martin, despite the diminishing interest.”