At Grand Situation, the Saint-Martin airfield (SFG) resumed its exercise past weekend, scarcely disturbed by the passage of Jose. The inhabitants pressed to go away the island. Recently constructed, the terminal, the management tower and the hearth-fighting creating have frequently resisted Irma. On the other hand, in the absence of a climate station and a secure fence, airways can not operate in accordance with public transportation rules.

In order to transportation refugees, the ATRs of Air Caraïbes and Air Antilles Convey and regional aircraft of 50 to 70 seats have been requisitioned and chartered by the civil and army authorities. These decide the record of travellers who can board. “The priorities of embarkation are the pursuing: unwell, hurt, travelers, little one of less than 3 several years with a companion, then little one of less than 6 several years with a companion” indicated to the AFP a spokesman for civil security. 20 rotations to Guadeloupe have been produced Monday. On the other hand, in Saint-Barth, normal business targeted traffic only resumed yesterday and Air Antilles Convey took ten turns to Pointe-à-Pitre. On arrival in Guadeloupe, a reception and orientation mobile was set up at the airport

Toward a return of flights upcoming week

In Saint-Martin, the normal commercialization of the flights could having said that resume upcoming week when the ground clearance of the Grand Situation airport can be ensured without the security of the army. The terminal&#39s computer system units are operational, driven by generators. In normal periods, there are 3 day-to-day flights from Air Caraïbes to Pointe-à-Pitre and 3 additional from Air Antilles Convey. Frequencies that can rise to 5 in the course of peak durations. These corporations operate ATRs, tools corresponding to the duration of 1,200 m of the runway.

Also, Air France ideas to generate a non permanent shuttle in A320 from Guadeloupe to Saint-Martin, waiting for the Juliana airport (SXM) on the Dutch facet to be opened with its 2,three hundred m very long runway. These solutions are to begin with required to allow specialists to obtain Saint-Martin, rebuild and rehabilitate vacationer infrastructures.

Priority to the catastrophe victims

An added AF4191 flight in Boeing 777-three hundred with a ability of 468 seats will get off tonight Tuesday from Pointe-à-Pitre at 7:45 pm area time and arrive at Orly tomorrow at 9:40 am complement to day-to-day flight AF793. For its aspect, Air Caraïbes encourages voluntary travellers returning from Guadeloupe who can delay their flight, to do so. This enables people impacted to profit from it. Modification of the vacation may be produced without demand on flights accessible from 20 to 30 September 2017 by calling 820 835 835 (.12 € / min) or by heading to the enterprise&#39s details of sale, in the boundaries of locations accessible

Arrived at Pointe-à-Pitre this morning at the Caribbean dawn with the Airbus A330 presidential, Emmanuel Macron declared to reduce shorter the controversies: “We can not anticipate what is not anticipable” . The President of the Republic then embarked on an army helicopter to Saint Martin, in which he spent aspect of the night time with a army patrol then in Saint-Barthélémy.

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