Airport Road, February 2, 2015 - On January 31st 2015 as the sunset at Princess

Juliana International Airport so did the career of Captain Age Brouwer after 27 years.

Captain Brouwer retired after touching down at PJIA for the last time at 6:24PM to a

large gathering of WINAIR staff members on the Tarmac.

Captain Brouwer was given a water salute by the airport fire department after his final

landing, witnessed by president of WINAIR's board Mr. Georges Greaux, CEO Mr.

Michael Cleaver, his wife Ms. Celia Martinez Brouwer, daughters Anjelica Brouwer,

Diana Brouwer and a large cross section of employees from every department in the

airline.

Captain Brouwer's final flight arrived from SABA where he was surprised with the large

turnout. Saba representatives included Johnson Travel Services, the island government

of Saba, former Senators Will Johnson and Vernon Hassell, Airport Management, Air

Traffic Controllers, Security personnel, Fire Department, were all in attendance to bid a

special farewell.

The well respected and admired WINAIR captain was presented with gifts, cards, hugs,

happy birthday and cheers of " SABA Loves you Captain Brouwer". Some tears were

shed as well. Captain Brouwer has been working with WINAIR since 1984 and is now

retired at the age of 65. In 2013 the island Government of Saba honored Brouwer

during the annual Saba Day Celebration.

WINAIR continued its celebration across from its corporate office until late Saturday

evening. During a brief speech Captain Brouwer expressed how much he loved working

for the national airline.

Captain Brouwer and Family

Photo: from L to R: daughter Diana Brouwer, Captain Age

Brouwer, Wife Celia Martinez-Brouwer, and daughter Angelica Brouwer.

Airport Road, Simpson Bay March 9, 2015 – on February 26, WINAIR held their quarterly marketing meeting with the British Virgin Islands in Tortola at the BVI Tourist Board in Roadtown. WINAIR reported the results of the first year it has been flying to Tortola since December 15 2013. Over 7100 passengers have been transported to date between St. Maarten and Tortola, with increase of loadfactors from 35% to 55%. 993 flights were executed between the two islands for 2014. “We see the growth and potential of this route but need also the commitment of the BVI to make this a yearround sustainable route” says Michael Cleaver President and CEO of WINAIR. WINAIR flies twice daily between Tortola and St. Maarten and overnights 4 times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday to providing connection with COPA Airlines and Caribbean Airlines.

Winair meets BVI

Airport road, Simpson Bay, March 31 2015. Today we have said our final farewell to a WINAIR Family member, dear colleague and friend. May he rest in peace.

inmemoriam

 

Airport Road, Simpson Bay March 11, 2015 – on Thursday February 25th WINAIR trained Five activities desk agents on how to book day trips to St. Barth via WINAIR’s booking engine. WINAIR has great deals on daytrip to St. Barth and this will compliment the experience for the tourist staying at resorts in St. Maarten. WINAIR has specials on flights leaving before 11am and return after 4pm that the guests staying at the resorts can benefit from. These day trips specials are available for the public, and businesses. Customers can contact their preferred travel agent or visit our WINAIR ticket office or our website. “This is an unique opportunity for tourist staying in St. Maarten to experience St. Barth for the day with very reasonable fares offer to the public” Says Michael Cleaver, President and CEO of WINAIR.

winair training

PHOTO – representatives from Coral Beach Club, Westin Resort, Oyster Bay Beach Resort, Sonesta Great Bay and Claudio Buncamper from WINAIR.

Airport Road, Simpson Bay, April 7, 2014 – On Wednesday April 1 Willis Peterson Gore, WINAIR mechanic and longtime employee was flown to his final resting place and country of birth Antigua for internment. Willis passed away unexpectedly in SXM March 25, he was employed by WINAIR in our maintenance department where he performed his duties as a mechanic and also served as a mentor for several young SXMers employed at WINAIR. His passing at the age of 51 was unexpected and hit our employees with grief and much sadness. A memorial service was held in SXM at the Anglican Church on backstreet and was well attended by his fellow co-workers, many colleagues and his many friends in SXM. ”Willis has taken his last flight on his way to his final resting place, on behalf of his many friends both in and outside of WINAIR. We thank you all sincerely for offering your support to Willis’ family and his WINAIR family in this difficult time. Also many thanks to our WINAIR team who assisted and coordinated his memorial and send off” said Michael Cleaver President and CEO of WINAIR.

 

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