An Air Caraibes ATR 72-500. (Photo: Konstantin von Wedelstaedt [GFDL 1.2 ( or GFDL 1.2 (])

Rebuilding The Princess Juliana Alternative: L’Espérance Airport

Quietly tucked on the French side of the dual-country island of Saint Martin, the L’Espérance Airport is far from the landmark that its cross-island neighbor Princess Juliana International Airport has become. While it can't boast widebody aircraft flying mere feet above, the airport still plays a key to the French side of the island and much like its Dutch counterpart, is looking to make a comeback following the fallout of Hurricane Irma in 2017. The small French airfield is located…