Insel Air Flight Cancelled

October 23, 2007 by admin
Filed under: Airline News, St. Maarten News, Travel and Tourism 

AIRPORT–A tired little boy hoping to travel to Curacao with his parents and sister for a relaxing weekend had his expectations dashed twice by the grounding of Insel Airs only aircraft linking St. Maarten and Curacao.

His mother, who preferred to remain anonymous, said the family had been booked to travel to Curacao on Insel Air on Friday, but learned when they arrived at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) that the flight had been cancelled and alternative arrangements would be forthcoming.

After struggling for some time, the family headed home and the mother tried to obtain an update on their trip. Their next airport trip was on Saturday and again they were told the flight was not coming in and to just wait for a call.

This call never came and the family, after spending most of their weekend at PJIA, had to settle for Sunday at home. My son, as little as he is, looked at me and said, Mommy this is the second time Insel Air cant take me to Curacao, the mother said.

These four passengers were not re-accommodated aboard the Dutch Antilles Express (DAE) outbound flight to Curacao on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Roy Mingo of Arrindell Aviation, the local DAE agent, told The Daily Herald all DAE passengers booked to leave St. Maarten or travel here had been taken care of, along with those from Insel Air who could be accommodated. There were all full flights on the three days, he said.

It is not certain how long Insel Airs lone aircraft will be out of service and how passengers already booked on the flights will be accommodated.

Source: The Daily Herald St. Maarten

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