The airline is adding ATR 42 aircraft to its fleet

Phillipsburg, November 11th 2013 – Windward Island Airways International (WINAIR) announced today that it will be adding additional aircraft to its fleet and 4 new destinations to its route map starting December 15th.

Soon the airline will receive leased ATR 42 aircraft with a capacity of 48 passengers. These ATR aircraft will be flying two of the new destinations that WINAIR will be adding to its routemap on December 15th, which are Curacao and Santo Domingo. Anguilla and Tortola will be serviced with the de Havilland Twin Otter aircraft,

 GEG8119 800x533June 10, 2014, Simpson Bay - Effective June 10th 2014, Air France and Winair will be implementing a commercial code-share agreement between Sint Maarten / Saint Martin and several Caribbean islands. Air France is therefore expanding its offer of services in the region, with flights via Saint Martin to Saint Barthelemy, Tortola, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis.


As connections with its flights from Europe and on departure from Saint Martin, Air France sells seats on flights operated by Winair on Twin Otter aircraft. Air France customers can check in their baggage at their departure city directly to their final destination and Flying Blue members can earn Miles on both airlines’ flights.


“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, VP Commercial for Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Latin America at Air France KLM.


« 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», declared Michael D. Cleaver, President and CEO of Winair.

Service Between St. Maarten and Dominica on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Melville Hall Airport, Dominica February 28, 2014 – On February 15, 2014, Windward Islands Airways International (WINAIR) began service three times a week between Dominica (DOM) and St. Maarten (SXM). The airline will operate a new state of the art ATR- 42 500 series aircraft with a capacity of 48 seats into Melville Hall Airport (DOM) with the following schedule:


Departure DOM 10.00 AM – Arrival SXM 11.00 AM, Tuesday – Wednesday - Saturday

Departure SXM at 3.50 PM – Arrival DOM at 4.50 PM, Tuesday – Wednesday - Saturday

September 17, 2014, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten: Winair conducted its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on July 9th 2014 to review and approve the 2013 fiscal year reports. The audited financial results show a 2% year over year increase in revenues at USD17million and a net profit of USD1.1million improving the company’s current negative equity position on its balance sheet from –USD8.3million to -USD7.2million. It should be noted that similar to the 2012 financial report, the auditors and Winair’s accountants continue to clean up the balance sheet that inflated the results substantially, however and more importantly, the company’s operational results continue to show good and positive numbers.

Winair was turned over to country St. Maarten as majority shareholder at 92.05% and the Netherlands with 7.95% after 10-10-10 with a large debt load and equally large negative equity. The then established adhoc committee lead by Mike Ferrier, made major structural changes in the company and its statutes including a new management and supervisory board that was established by the 2nd half of 2011. The new managing board was then mandated to make the company viable and the following year in 2012 the company reported a profit for that fiscal year and has continued this positive trend for 2013. The management has reported to the shareholders that although the company has been able to service its debts out of its operational cash flow, proper capitalization is required to be able to concentrate its efforts on its operations and route investments.

Shareholders of country St Maarten and the Netherlands, and Chairman George Greaux Jr. expressed their thanks and appreciation for a job well done to the management and employees of Winair for these results and remain positive with regards to the future of Winair.

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Left to right: Mike Ferrier, George Grèaux Jr., Roland Duncan,
Michael Cleaver, Roberto Gibbs, Gerrit Draai, Rob Huijser, Robert Budike.

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