Minister of TEATT and Delta Representatives Discuss Enhanced Air Travel Connectivity and Promising Performance

June 27, 2023  -Philipsburg, – The Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunication (TEATT), Honourable Arthur Lambriex, held a productive meeting with representatives from Delta Airlines to explore opportunities for enhancing air travel connectivity and discuss the airline’s promising performance. The meeting, which took place on June 22nd, included Mr. Travis Hill, Manager of Network Planning, and his team, as well as members of the Minister’s Cabinet and Ministry.

During the meeting, both parties emphasized their commitment to bolstering tourism and fostering regional economic growth. Key discussions revolved around the following highlights:

Delta’s Contribution: Delta Airlines has played a significant role in driving air traffic to SXM, positioning itself among the top three airlines for passenger volume. This recognition underscores Delta’s strong market position and commitment to providing exceptional service to travelers.

Key Hubs: The meeting highlighted the importance of Delta’s operations in major hubs such as New York, Atlanta, and Boston. New York emerged as a significant source of plane embarkations, with Delta playing a pivotal role in supporting the high number of travelers. Delta’s strong presence in Atlanta and Boston also ensures extensive flight options and enhanced connectivity for passengers traveling to and from SXM.

Promising Performance: Delta representatives shared positive news regarding the airline’s performance in recent months. April, May, and June showed stronger results than the previous period, indicating a growing demand and a favorable market response. Delta’s ongoing success aligns with the company’s commitment to providing exceptional service and meeting customer needs.

Affordable Pricing: Minister Arthur Lambriex emphasized the importance of affordable airfares for residents and visitors to St. Maarten and neighboring islands. The Minister highlighted the need for a win-win situation where Delta can achieve its business goals while ensuring accessible and competitive pricing that benefits the local community and promotes tourism.

Delta Airlines also announced its plans to begin servicing Boston to SXM in 2024. This strategic route expansion aims to enhance air travel connectivity further and meet the growing demand for travel between these destinations.

The Ministry and Delta Airlines are confident that their joint efforts will further enhance air travel connectivity, attract more visitors to the destination, and contribute to the overall economic development of St. Maarten and the surrounding islands.

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