Monday, January 22, 2018

CAL resumes flights to St Maarten

Regional air carrier Caribbean Airlines (CAL) has resumed it service to the island of St Maarten, effective October 11.

In a press release on Wedenesday, CAL stated that following the re-opening of the Princess Juliana International Airport on October 10
October for commercial operations, they will resume flights in and out of the island.

The airport was closed after Hurricane Irma devastated the island last month.

CAL operates BW 456 and BW 457 in/out of St Maarten from its hubs in Piarco (Trinidad) and Kingston (Jamaica) every Wednesday and Saturday.

The airline is informing customers that St Maarten Immigration has implemented strict protocols regarding entry into the island at this time, and are therefore advised as follows:

  • Travel documents must be in order, with passenger name and details matching support
    documentation if required
  • Visa requirements where necessary for entry into St Maarten must be strictly adhered to
  • Customers connecting via St Maarten must have all legal documentation for their entry to
    final destination, e.g. visas, work permits etc.
  • Under no circumstances will passengers with onward connections be allowed to overnight in
    St Maarten
  • Travelers who are not nationals of Dutch St. Maarten or French St. Martin must have proof of
    accommodation. Persons staying at hotels must have proof of hotel reservations confirmed
    after the passage of Hurricane Irma (Sept 6. 2017).
  • Please note that many hotels sustained damage and remain closed. Persons who will be
    staying at private homes must have proof of this. It is recommended that the host be at the
    airport in case the Immigration officials need to interview them.
  • Travelers must be able to advise the purpose of their travel to St Maarten.
  • Persons must have sufficient funds for their period of stay.


CAL flights are currently available for sale and customers may visit our website at for bookings, or contact our Call Centres for further details:

USA, Canada & St. Maarten + 1 800 920 4225
Caribbean & Guyana + 1 800 744 2225
Trinidad & Tobago and Suriname + 1 868 625 7200
Caracas + 58 212 335 7405
Jamaica (International calls) + 1 800 523 5585
Jamaica (Local calls) + 1 888 359 2475
All other locations + 1 800 523 5585