At Grand Case, the Saint-Martin airfield (SFG) resumed its action very last weekend, barely disturbed by the passage of Jose. The population pressed to go away the island. A short while ago built, the terminal, the regulate tower and the fire-fighting developing have frequently resisted Irma. Even so, in the absence of a temperature station and a secure fence, airways can not operate in accordance with public transportation polices.

In get to transportation refugees, the ATRs of Air Caraïbes and Air Antilles Express and regional aircraft of 50 to 70 seats were requisitioned and chartered by the civil and army authorities. These ascertain the checklist of travellers who can board. “The priorities of embarkation are the pursuing: unwell, hurt, holidaymakers, kid of less than a few a long time with a companion, then kid of less than six a long time with a companion” indicated to the AFP a spokesman for civil stability. Twenty rotations to Guadeloupe were designed Monday. On the other hand, in Saint-Barth, normal commercial website traffic only resumed yesterday and Air Antilles Express took 10 turns to Pointe-à-Pitre. On arrival in Guadeloupe, a reception and orientation mobile was set up at the airport

To a return of flights future week

In Saint-Martin, the normal commercialization of the flights could nevertheless resume future week when the floor clearance of the Grand Case airport can be ensured without having the safety of the military. The terminal&#39s computer system techniques are operational, run by generators. In normal periods, there are a few everyday flights from Air Caraïbes to Pointe-à-Pitre and a few far more from Air Antilles Express. Frequencies that can rise to 5 for the duration of peak periods. These businesses operate ATRs, machines corresponding to the size of 1,two hundred m of the runway.

Also, Air France plans to generate a temporary shuttle in A320 from Guadeloupe to Saint-Martin, waiting for the Juliana airport (SXM) on the Dutch side to be opened with its two,300 m prolonged runway. These solutions are initially essential to permit experts to accessibility Saint-Martin, rebuild and rehabilitate vacationer infrastructures.

Precedence to the catastrophe victims

An extra AF4191 flight in Boeing 777-300 with a capability of 468 seats will just take off tonight Tuesday from Pointe-à-Pitre at 7:forty five pm local time and arrive at Orly tomorrow at 9:forty am complement to everyday flight AF793. For its part, Air Caraïbes encourages voluntary travellers returning from Guadeloupe who can hold off their flight, to do so. This makes it possible for those affected to gain from it. Modification of the trip might be designed without having charge on flights offered from twenty to 30 September 2017 by contacting 820 835 835 (.twelve € / min) or by heading to the firm&#39s details of sale, inside of the restrictions of areas offered

Arrived at Pointe-à-Pitre this early morning at the Caribbean dawn with the Airbus A330 presidential, Emmanuel Macron declared to minimize short the controversies: “We can not anticipate what is not anticipable” . The President of the Republic then embarked on an military helicopter to Saint Martin, exactly where he used part of the night with a army patrol then in Saint-Barthélémy.

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