Delta Air Lines to launch nonstop Saturday service to St. Maaarten from New York’s JFK, Starting Dec. 15

Known as “The Friendly Island,” St. Maarten will be a lot closer to travelers with Delta Air Lines’ launch of a new Saturday nonstop flight from New York”s JF Kennedy International Airport beginning Dec. 15, 2012.

Vacationing in St. Maarten is becoming more convenient with the launch of direct air service on Delta Air Lines from New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport to Princess Juliana Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten beginning Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.

“It is an exciting time for St. Maarten to begin this partnership with Delta Air Lines as it welcomes more travelers from around the world with easy connections through JFK international airport,” said May-Ling Chun, Director of Tourism.

Beginning Dec. 15, the direct service from New York will depart Saturdays at 9:05 am arriving into St. Maarten at 2:15 pm (subject to government approval) with a returning flight leaving St. Maarten on Saturdays at 3:15 pm arriving into New York at 6:05 pm. The new route will provide convenient connections for both international and stateside travelers.

For more information on St. Maarten, visit the official site of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau at www.VacationStMaarten.com.

 

St. Maarten

 

St. Maarten is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, Kingdom of the Netherlands and France, creating a European-influenced vibe with a Caribbean flair. As “the culinary capital of the Caribbean,” St. Maarten offers an eclectic array of cuisine for food lovers with more than 365 restaurants to satisfy the tastes of every palate and pocketbook.

Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island’s 37 square miles has 37 breathtaking beaches and is home to both historical and family-oriented attractions. During the day, watersport enthusiasts can enjoy the island’s scuba diving and snorkeling facilities while the capital of Philipsburg offers true duty-free shopping in a bustling Caribbean city atmosphere and 14 casinos and numerous nightclubs provide endless evening entertainment.

Accommodations are varied and include elegant private villas, family oriented resorts, quaint cottages and luxury spa resorts. Air service to Princess Juliana International Airport is available from numerous U.S. and Canadian cities as well as from Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

Find St. Maarten on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/VacationStMaarten and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/StMaartenTravel. For more information, visit www.VacationStMaarten.com.

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