Following an interline agreement in 2003, Air France and Winair will be implementing a commercial code-share agreement between Saint Maarten and several Caribbean islands as of June 16th 2014.
Air France is therefore expanding its offer of services in the region, with flights via Saint Martin to Saint Barthelemy, Tortola, Saba, St Eustatius, and St Kitts & Nevis.
Customers travelling from Europe can access six destinations served by Winair, operated in Twin-Otters of 19 seats and departing from Saint Maarten.
With a single ticket, Winair and Air France customers can now check in their baggage at their departure city directly to their final destination.
“The extension of this partnership offers our customers new travel opportunities in the Caribbean.
“This agreement confirms our commitment to expand our offer of services and strengthen our presence in the region,” declared Christian Oberlé, vice president, commercial for Caribbean, Indian Ocean & Latin America, Air France KLM.
Flying Blue members can earn Miles on both airlines’ flights and Air France Business customers connecting on codeshare flights with Winair can access the lounge at the St Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport.
“Winair also welcomes our expanded partnership with Air France, a truly global airline.
“Our code-share agreement now affords our mutual customers seamless transit and connections via the St Maarten hub of Princess Juliana International Airport,” added Michael Cleaver, president, Winair.