Simpson Bay, St. Maarten – Just over a month following the opening of its Temporary Departure Pavilion, the Princess Juliana International Airport – SXM is today Friday March 23 opening its Temporary Arrival Pavilion after its successful completion. The experience will be a lot more comfortable for our arriving passengers, as they enter via the newly constructed pavilion. The new facility has been constructed adjacent to the Departure Pavilion, which will once again centralize the traffic flow in the common public parking area.
Passengers can expect more comfort and ease as they clear the immigration and customs upon arrival to the island. The premises will also host the police (Alpha Team). According to the Management of the SXM Airport Projects, Planning and Systems department (PPS), some additional services would be made available, for added convenience of the arriving passengers. The dimension of the pavilion is 25 meters x 30 meters and is fully carpeted and air-conditioned.
Currently the Princess Juliana International Airport – SXM has been utilizing its Fixed Based Operations (FBO) facilities for dual purposes following the passing of the destructive Hurricane Irma. The FBO is being used to facilitate the scheduled commercial flights and corporate jets. The opening of the new Arrival Pavilion will signify that the corporate jet passengers will once again be processed exclusively in the FBO facilities. Passengers traveling with the major commercial flights like KLM, Delta, American Airlines and Jet Blue will be amongst some of the first to be processed within the facilities this Friday.