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TOP 10 WAYS TO GET TO ST. BARTHS EFFORTLESSLY THIS SEASON

As usual, it is going to be another busy season for us here at AirStMaarten and we would like to give you an overview of our services that will come in handy this month for our service to St. Barths with a list of practical resources available for you to make your travel planning to St. Barths as simple as possible. These are...

#1. Commercial Flights
You can book commercial flights to St. Barths online at www.airstmaarten.com. Or you can submit a reservation request with your inbound connection flight information online at www.airsxm.com and we will send you an offer that fits your itinerary.

#2. Private Charters
You can book private flights to St. Barths with us by submitting a reservation request with your inbound connection flight information online at www.airsxm.com and we will send you an offer for a private charter that will allow you to fly to St. Barths VIP style.

#3. St. Barths by Air
Visit www.stbarths-by-air.com for a list of the options how to get to St. Barths and the respective fares, rates and fees for our commercial flights, private charters, shared charters and VIP services. (Special rates are applicable this seasonP

#4. Shared Charters Schedule
Visit www.sharedcharters.com for a list of the available shared charters to St. Barths this season. Remember, if you don't see anything scheduled to fit your itinerary, just simply submit a reservation request with your inbound connection flight information online at www.airsxm.com and we will schedule a shared charter for you so that you can fly to St. Barths with all the amenities and services of a private charter.

#5. AirStMaarten VIP Services
For a smooth and hassle-free transit through SXM Airport, you can book our VIP Meet, Greet, Escort, Immigration Clearance, Luggage Assist & Transfer Services at http://www.airsxm.com/vipservices. Our rates starts at $150 per couple.

#6. AirStMaarten Private Jet Charters
Before you can get to St. Barths, you need to get to down to the Caribbean first. You can do so by commercial flight, but you can also choose to fly by private jet as we are now offering our jetset clients the option to request a private jet quote via http://www.airsxm.com/private-jet-charters.

We have partnered with several private jet operators to bring you down to St. Maarten, Anguilla or St. Kitts so that you can connect with our turboprop charter flights to St. Barths. This service will guarantee you a smooth and seamless connection to St. Barths. Even from as far away as Argentina.

#7. Group Air Charters
The group bookings we are getting are growing in number of passengers per group - 50 to 100 passengers - and for this we are required to source bigger aircrafts for our clients. You can read more about our Group Air Charter Services here.

#8. Group Discounts
To get the best fare possible for your group to St. Barths, even if they are flying in on different commercial airliners, you can benefit from our group discount service as we can group them and put them on our shared charters. Click here to read how you can get our group discount for your party.

#9. Luggage Transfer Service To St. Barths
For the extremely busy days before and after the holidays, we are organizing luggage transfers to St. Barths for late arrivals. Read more online here>>>

#10. Helicopter Transfers To St. Barths
Don't forget you can also charter a helicopter through us to fly you to St. Barths. Here is the technical information such as the luggage capacity on the helicopter and for bookings, please submit a reservation request online at www.airsxm.com.

What To Expect In 2015...
Starting January 10th, 2015, we will put our Shared Charters for 2015/2016 on sale for early bookers. You can book these shared charters using our bookingengine online at http://www.fly-airsxm.com.

If You Are A Travel Agent...
If you are a travel agent, contact us via sales@airsxm.com. We have a special offer for 2015, exclusively for travel agents.



Sint Maarten second in the Caribbean in the Private Jet Charter Market Valued at US$104 million


Private jets parked at the Princess Juliana Int'l Airport (SXM Airport). (Photo copyrights Patty Meotti)

SINT MAARTEN - Sint Maarten comes in second as a private charter jet destination according to Elite Traveller Magazine. This accolade was related to last year’s peak winter season from November 2013 to April 2014 where the country alone received US$104 million in revenues from the business. The top three destinations in the Caribbean are Nassau, Bahamas coming in first and Turks & Caicos Islands coming in third.

Elite Traveller Magazine report on the top 10 destinations resulted in close to one billion US dollars in business being generated in the Caribbean among the aforementioned. The amount in revenues generated from the private jet charter flights resulted in US$867 million from 12,566 flights.

Private jets bring an average of US$69,000 in spending to destinations they visit which does not include fuelling and landing fees. Private jet travellers pumped over US$270 million into the Bahamas. Director of Airlift for the Ministry of Tourism Tyrone Sawyer reported stated that the Bahamas has a targeted campaign aimed at the private charter jet market.

Sint Maarten and Turks & Caicos Islands combined accounted for US$208 million in revenues, and the three islands together received 6,922 flights, more than half of the flights. The other destinations included in the top 10 are Nassau, Abaco and North Eleuthera, St. Thomas, Bermuda, Anguilla and the Cayman Islands.

PrivateFly and Prince & Associated assisted with providing data with respect to the facts and figures. Source: Soualiga Newsday


AIRSTMAARTEN PRIVATE JET CHARTER SERVICE TO ST. BARTHS

Last month, November 2014, AirStMaarten announced its new private jet charter to service to St. Barths with seamless connections via St. Maarten and Anguilla. Promptly AirStMaarten was offered a number of luxury private jets to use for this service to St. Barths. Even from as far away as Argentina. The result is that we now can now offer exclusive private jet service and shared private jet charters from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to St. Barths with stops in Manaus, Brazil, and St. Maarten or Anguilla, as we can offer seamless connections with our chartered turboprops from both St. Maarten or Anguilla depending on air traffic congestion during the busy months of December and January. The private jet aeroplane we were offered on the Argentina-St. Barths route is a 14-seater luxury vip-style Challenger 600 private jet aircraft.

Challenger 600 private jet aircraft

Challenger 600 jet interior

Challenger 600 jet luxury vip interior

To charter our available Challenger 600 private jet airplane from Argentina or Brazil for flights to St. Barths via St. Maarten or Anguilla, please submit a quote request via http://www.airsxm.com/private-jet-charters.

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AIRSTMAARTEN PRIVATE & SHARED CHARTER PROGRAMS FOR 2015

In 2015 we at AirStMaarten will be offering private charters (for exclusive use of aircrafts) and shared charters (for seat-only bookings) to and from St. Maarten, St. Barths, Anguilla and the surroundings islands of Saba, St. Eustatius (Statia), St. Kitts and Nevis and as far away as Tortola, Antigua, the US Virgin Islands of St. Croix and St. Thomas, San Juan (Puerto Rico), Barbados, St. Vincent & The Grenadine, St. Lucia, Grenada, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.

The following private and shared charters we will be offering are:
  • Shared Charters to St. Barths
  • Shared Charters to Anguilla
  • AirCruises between St. Maarten, St. Barths and Anguilla
  • Shared Charters from Argentina and Brazil to St. Barths
  • Shared Charters private jet charters from mainland USA to St. Maarten or Anguilla for seamless connections to St. Barths.

As our specialty at AirStMaarten is the concept of shared charters, anyone looking to experience the exclusive service of a private charter with all the amenities only VIP's get to enjoy can submit a reservation request at http://www.airsxm.com.




NEW ROBINSON R44 ADDED TO FLEET

Robinson R44 added to fleet of available AirStMaarten aircrafts

A brand new Robinson R44 has been added to the fleet of aircrafts available to AirStMaarten for its helicopter sightseeing tours, transfers and charters to St. Barths and Anguilla from St. Maarten/St. Martin.

The Robinson R44 will be coming online in December 2014 and will be operated together with the Eurocopter out of Grand Case Airport (SFG) and Princess Juliana International (SXM) Airport to the neighboring islands of Anguilla, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis and even as far as Tortola and Antigua.

The Robinson R44 is perfect for sightseeing tours and helicopter transfers of up to 2 passengers + luggage.

Click here to request a helicopter charter with AirStMaarten: http://www.airsxm.com.


IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY / NEW LISTING:

BOEING 737-300 PASSENGER AIRCRAFT (142Y)

Boeing 737-300 available for wet lease (ACMI) or full charter basis

BOEING 737-300 PASSENGER AIRCRAFT (142Y) ON AN ACTIVE AOC, FOR ACMI WET LEASE & FULL CHARTERS

SPECS:

- FAA, EASA & ICAO CAT 1 approved AOC with US DOT Economic Authority
- Worldwide Scheduled and Charter Operational Authority
- Equipped with Stage III CFM56-3B2 Engines
- Recent Interior, Hot Galleys, Full Overwater Equipped.
- Fully Insured for Passenger, 3rd Party & All Risks.
- Avionics, EFIS, RVSM, TCAS II change 7, COM 8.33 MHZ, TAWS, 406 ELT, HF
- YOM 1991, Current Configuration 142Y Seats (all economy / hot galleys)
- Operations to/from USA to Latin America, Canada, Central America, Caribbean.
- Ability to add, manage and operate more B737 series aircraft worldwide.
- Current Base South Florida / CAT 1 Foreign Air Carrier Certificate.
- ACMI High or Low Utilization, or can offer Full Charter

For any further information or for a customized ACMI or Charter quotation, please contact Terrance Rey via sales@airsxm.com.
 

AIRSTMAARTEN INTRODUCES NEW HELICOPTER SERVICE TO ST. BARTHS AND ANGUILLA

AIRPORT, St. Maarten, January 1st, 2014 – CEO and General Manager Terrance Rey of AirStMaarten, a company specializing in organizing private charters to and from St. Maarten, St. Barths, Anguilla and the surrounding islands, announces that AirStMaarten is introducing the new Eurocopter AS355N 5-seater twin-engine helicopter for its St. Maarten, St. Barths, Anguilla inter-island helicopter charter service for the 2014 high season.

 

Eurocopter AS355N Helicopter available for AirStMaarten Charters St. Barths Anguilla St. Maarten

Eurocopter AS355N Twin-Engine Helicopter available for AirStMaarten AirSXM charters between St. Maarten, St. Barths and Anguilla


The company is now accepting reservations for its new helicopter service. Interested parties can submit a reservation request via http://www.airsxm.com/request.php.

"It has been a number of years since we have been looking for a new partner to provide helicopter services for our high-profile, high nett worth and discerning VIP clients." says Rey. "We are happy to be able to utilize the new Eurocopter AS355N 5-seater twin-engine helicopter aircraft for our heli-charters, sightseeing tours and aerial photography shoots for yachts, hotel properties, photo journalists and film crews."

"The Eurocopter AS355N 5-seater twin-engine helicopter is a versatile aircraft that is perfect for private heli charter flights, island tours and aerial photography shoots." Rey explains.

The Eurocopter AS355N helicopter seats 5 passengers besides the pilot and has safety as its number one feature due to its twin turbo-powered engines making each trip the safest possible. The Eurocopter helicopter comes standard with compartments for carry-ons and medium to large luggage pieces weighing up a maximum of 23 kilos.

Clients can request a helicopter flight with the Eurocopter AS355N 5-seater twin-engine aircraft online at www.airsxm.com. Choose heli-flights from St. Martin to St. Maarten (island sightseeing tour or for an aerial photography shoot), from St. Maarten to St. Barths, from St. Maarten to Anguilla or from St. Barths to Anguilla.

Click here to request a helicopter charter flight

US ELECTRONIC SYSTEM FOR TRAVEL AUTHORIZATION (ESTA)

ATTENTION US-BOUND TRAVELERS

International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are now subject to enhanced security requirements and will be required to pay an administrative fee.

All eligible travelers who wish to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization and then pay the fee at https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta at least 72 hours prior to departure.

If you do not have a credit card, you can pay the fee at our AirStMaarten office or any of our Let's Travel travel agency offices in St. Maarten.

The ESTA site is available in several languages; however all responses are required in English. If your passport country requires a US visa, this registration is not required. For more information, please visit http://www.cbp.gov.


ABOUT THE PUBLISHER & EDITOR

Terrance Rey - Owner & CEO of AirStMaarten

Terrance Rey is owner and operator of AirStMaarten, Caribbean's first virtual airline based in St. Maarten; organizing and coordinating commercial flights, shared charters and private charters to and from St. Maarten, St. Barths, Anguilla, Antigua, San Juan, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao and throughout the rest of the Caribbean. Terrance Rey is also the owner and managing director of Let's Travel, Let's Cruise, Travel Anywhere and Anykey Services, Inc. Terrance Rey also serves as  President of the Aviation Pioneers of the Caribbean Foundation.


AIRSXM.COM PUBLISHES NEW HOMEPAGE

Philipsburg, St. Maarten - December 2013 -- AirSXM.com has published a brand new homepage for its website at www.airsxm.com, a website owned and operated by Terrance Rey, CEO and General Manager of AirStMaarten.

AirSXM.com is the reservation request and bookingsite for AirStMaarten, Caribbean's first and only virtual airline specializing in commercial flights, private charters, shared charters, budget flights, helicopter services and VIP services with a unique service formula that is geared towards satisfying the travel needs of its discerning clients wishing to travel to and from St. Maarten, St. Barths, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Saba, St. Eustatius, Antigua & Barbuda, San Juan Puerto Rico, Tortola and Virgin Gorda and as far south of Barbados, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao and has been doing so successfully since 2003. The management and staff of AirStMaarten is looking forward to an even more successful 2014.

Visit our new reservation request and bookingsite at www.airsxm.com.


HOW TO BOOK WITH AIRSTMAARTEN

Booking Procedure & Reservation Information

Submit a reservation request online at www.airsxm.com. Once we receive your request, we will send you a Reservation Offer for your consideration. Once you accept our proposal, we will require payment. You can use our credit card form to send us your credit card information. We accept all major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. You can also pay by bank transfer, check, cash or Paypal. Once payment is received, we will book the commercial flight or private charter and send you a Reservation Confirmation.

If you have requested additional services such as VIP Transfer Services, we will send you a Final Confirmation containing all details of your travel itinerary and services booked. And that's how you book with AirStMaarten.


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AirStMaarten introducing new luxury private jet charter service from Argentina & Brazil

AirStMaarten luxury private jet service

BREAKING NEWS -- AirStMaarten introduces a brand new 14-seater Challenger 600 luxury private jet for its private & shared charters from Argentina & Brazil to St. Maarten/Anguilla for connections to St. Barths in time for the 2014-2015 high season.
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