View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Travel
  2. Travel News
January 11, 2013updated Aug 22, 2013

New Investment to Propel St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana Airport to Pinnacle of Caribbean Travel

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

New York, New York—Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

One of the Caribbean’s premier travel hubs, Princess Juliana International Airport, famous for its stunning over-beach and over-bar landings, announced at a press conference in New York City yesterday a $132 million dollar bond that will enable the airport begin a major improvement and expansion program sure to push them to the top of the region’s jet-set hierarchy.

The focus of the investment will fall on runway rehabilitation, constructing new and efficient taxiways, apron expansion for additional aircraft parking space and the acquisition of additional property. In total, these planned improvements, according to the Managing Director of Princess Juliana International Airport Regina LaBega’s modest estimates, should bring a %3.5 increase in total air traffic to St. Maarten’s already bustling runways.

Though these improvements are certainly good news for future travelers, Princess Juliana International Airport also came with good tidings for current visitors as well, stressing that throughout the three year long renovation process no airline flight interruptions are expected. All work is scheduled to start after the last flight of the day and end before the first flight of the day, which should provide a seamless transition to a new and improved Princess Juliana International Airport for all St. Maarten’s travelers.

Work is expected to commence in February of 2013, with the runway renovations, and be completed in three years time, with optimistic outlooks estimating a completion date of December 2016.

Content from our partners
Sky High Gourmet: Qatar Executive's Impressive Dining
The Best Family-friendly Vacation Destinations in Spain
W New York - Times Square: "We Do Things Differently"

Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network