Remarks: The BWIA fleet is undergoing changes and this result of new livery on TAB is simply stunning. IMHO the sharpest paint job in the Caribbean.
A welcome sight and change to the SXM traffic pattern.
Remarks: Days may be numbered for CARIBBEAN SUN/STAR due to financial problems. The airlines are codesharing with U.S. Airways on the SJU to SXM runs. A possible merger with LIAT and reorganization may be in the works.
Remarks: Roman Abramovich visits SXM to hook up with his yacht ECSTASEA over the New Year. The young Russian entrepreneur and billionaire is best known for his ownership of the CHELSEA football team. "BANDIT" lines up on 09 amid the sea of private A/C at the PRINCESS over the Holidays.
Remarks: Cherokee based at St. Barts ditched near the SUNSET BEACH BAR short of runway 09 Dec. 30th 2006. The pilot survived without serious injury. The plane was salvaged the 6th. and towed through the Simpson Bay Lagoon drawbridge and brought ashore near the airport.
Remarks: Getting ready for sunset and the ceremonies involving Queen Beatrix and the inauguration of the new terminal. SXM residents are truly proud of the largest facility in the Eastern Caribbean after SJU
Remarks: Queen Beatrix arrives early Friday the 10th. November, 2006 to officially inaugurate the new modern terminal at SXM. Her glistening Rolls Royce equipped ride powers onto 09.
The ceremony featured the Queen pushing the button that unveiled the new PRINCESS JULIANA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT sign. Nearly 2 1/2 years have passed since the first pile was driven to commence construction. Just HAD to be there!
Remarks: They all come to watch KLM arrive over MAHO. sunbathers, photographers, spotters and on this rare occasion a troupe of American swimsuit models hamming it up on the beach to the delight of EVERYONE!