Air Antilles relocates fleet ahead of tropical storm

PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — With the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac, Winair and its partner Air Antilles took all precautions to secure their fleets. Winair considered moving its fleet to an alternate destination out of the path of the storm, but the weather conditions spared St Maarten, making repositioning of Winair’s fleet unnecessary. Air Antilles, based in Guadeloupe, was not as fortunate and relocated its fleet to Winair’s home base at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA).

Four ATR 500 aircraft were relocated to St Maarten on Wednesday, and were repositioned on Thursday to coordinate the restart of Air Antilles operation in Guadeloupe. Winair has experienced minimal flight disruptions and expected to operate its schedule as normal effective September 13,…

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