Winair forced to make adjustments due to challenging times post-Hurricane Irma/Maria

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Winair forced to make adjustments due to challenging times post-Hurricane Irma/Maria

A Twin-Otter aircraft of Winair. (File photo) A Twin-Otter aircraft of Winair. (File photo)

SIMPSON BAY – In the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria Winair’s facilities were completely destroyed, causing the need for a new facility to enable Winair to firstly serve its customers by opening a new sales / reservations office conveniently located on the Pondfill, the airline said on Wednesday in a press statement.

“In addition Winair leased the second floor of this building to enable our accounting and HR a venue from which to operate out of.

“Customer and vendors reception has truly been positive,” stated Mr. M.D. Cleaver, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and President of Winair.

“To continue transparency and inform the traveling public, Winair announces its discontinuance of its twice weekly services to Curacao through the ACMI lease with our partner PAWA Dominicana.

“Our relationship with PAWA Dominicana remains strong and we look forward to exploring other various opportunities in the aviation industry in collaboration PAWA in the future,” stated Mr. M.D. Cleaver, CEO and President of Winair.

“Winair will continue twice weekly service PAP-SXM-PAP each Wednesday and Saturday utilizing a state of the art AB-320 with a passenger capacity of 138 economy seats and 12 business class seats.

“With this equipment enhancement Winair will be offering the latest technology to transport our customers to and from Port au Prince.

“This all important market of Haiti is often overlooked and we are very proud to continue to serve this market in partnership with Sunrise Airways,” stated Mr. M.D. Cleaver, CEO and President of Winair.

“Unfortunately despite the best efforts of Winair and our partners in The Hague we were unable to achieve a workable plan to accommodate and facilitate the CN Express operation.

“Winair’s current operational and financial situation post Irma/ Maria preclude Winair from avoidable risks at this time. On behalf of Winair and all its team members in St. Maarten and the surrounding islands we serve we thank the customers for their business and confidence in Winair, and we look forward to serving you in the future,” the airline’s press release concludes.

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