Winair celebrates 57th anniversary – Caribbean News Now


PHILIPSBURG, St Maarten — With regional carrier Winair’s 57th anniversary milestone falling on August 24, 2018, the airline’s management has shared with the public what the status of the company is today, in the aftermath almost one year ago of hurricanes Irma and Maria’s devastating effects to the region.

Winair was founded by Capt. Georges Emilien Greaux, Capt. Hypolite Faustin Ledee, and Norman Chester Wathey in 1961 and with its home base at the Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) in St Maarten. In 1976, Winair was acquired by the Netherlands Antilles to ensure that the vital air connectivity between St Maarten, Saba and Statia was maintained.

With the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles on October 10, 2010, the ownership of Winair was transferred…

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