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A JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 taxiing onto Princess Juliana International Airport's main runway for a departure to New York. (Photos: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

Returning to Normalcy: Sint Maarten Sees Major Upgrade In Commercial Service as Hurricane Recovery Continues

One of the casualties of the devastating Hurricane Maria and Irma in the Caribbean was the island of Sint Maarten, home to Princess Juliana International Airport. The airport, a mecca to aviation enthusiasts thanks to nearby Maho Beach where aircraft fly mere feet above one’s head, was destroyed and access was restricted to the popular dual-country island. [caption id="attachment_31488" align="alignnone" width="960"] A Spirit Airlines Airbus A319 passing over Maho Beach in Sint Maarten. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)[/caption] In the…

St. Maarten Sees First Fatality Caused by Jetblast

A New Zealand tourist was killed after sustaining injuries caused by the jet blast of a departing 737 at Princess Juliana Airport. The airport is a well-known attraction for keen aviation enthusiasts, as well as a famous spot as aircraft of all shapes and sizes fly over Maho Beach at…