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GaryC
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When will airport reopen
      #1745634 - 09/13/17 10:06 AM (50.71.125.93)

Is the St. Maarten airport open for commercial flights now?

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BillandElaine
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: GaryC]
      #1745640 - 09/13/17 10:23 AM (65.23.219.34)

No

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Bahston
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: GaryC]
      #1745658 - 09/13/17 10:46 AM (50.195.25.179)

There are rumors that it may reopen for limited flights on the 16th.

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The_Lurker
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: GaryC]
      #1745712 - 09/13/17 01:16 PM (24.44.41.166)

American just told me they have flights scheduled on Sept 15th!!!!!!!!!

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BeachKitten
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: The_Lurker]
      #1745715 - 09/13/17 01:20 PM (129.2.127.177)

The flight tracker sight that listed the SP plane said PJA would be open at 9:00 Thursday. Whoa!

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Ellen777
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: BeachKitten]
      #1745747 - 09/13/17 02:29 PM (70.173.86.145)

Posted on their Facebook page two hours ago:

UPDATE: Due to Hurricane Irma, all commercial flights in and out of Princess Juliana International Airport are currently suspended. Until further notice, the airport is serving as a dedicated hub for emergency and evacuation flights only. We thank you for your patience and understanding and look forward to welcoming you back to St. Maarten soon. Please check back periodically for updated status reports.

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sasasal
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: Ellen777]
      #1745755 - 09/13/17 02:53 PM (24.102.161.71)

there are those and us who have property that question when we can return to access damage... when and how and who will be let in is another story. I believe they will let residents in ahead of anyone else, but that could be a long time coming.. Flights will not resume with no one to fly in... tourist surely will not fill a plane. Owners on Island are surely stressed to the limit...we are for sure...

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SXMScubaman
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: sasasal]
      #1745761 - 09/13/17 03:10 PM (70.199.135.57)

Our St Maarten friends that live on island and staying with us were able to get their flight confirmed on Delta to arrive Sept 17. Their original flights were cancelled as they were to arrive Sept 9 after Irma and have been here since. We'll see if it happens but they need to get home. She is a nurse, helped in other crisis situations and can be of great help.

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sxmParrotfish
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: SXMScubaman]
      #1745773 - 09/13/17 04:05 PM (67.247.250.133)

I had seen a recent quote from a St Maarten official that they wanted to have the airport open for commercial flights in one week. Either way, the sooner SXM airport is functioning, the better for the Island economy. PJIA is a very busy hub for connections in the Caribbean. Those connecting flights are important as well, as they support jobs etc on the island. The airport opening will be just one step on a long road to recovery for SXM. It will be good news when it happens .

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BillandElaine
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Re: When will airport reopen [Re: sxmParrotfish]
      #1745782 - 09/13/17 04:30 PM (65.23.219.34)

Can I just say this? There is not enough food or water for the people already there. Aid that has arrived is sitting on the tarmac as there is no plan to distribute it. Long, long lines in the heat just to get water that you can not drink.

I personally hope they keep the airport closed until they can replenish supplies and not further burden the people of our island.

IMHO

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