After long months of waiting, Air Antilles obtains its air transport certificate

After long months of waiting, Air Antilles obtains its air transport certificate
After long months of waiting, Air Antilles obtains its air transport certificate

Air Antilles obtains its air transport certificate (CTA). After its liquidation in August 2023, then a partial recovery last October, the company communicated several times, indicating that it was waiting for this precious sesame.

Yasmina Yacou


Published on May 23, 2024 at 6:47 p.m.,
updated May 23, 2024 at 6:56 p.m.

This is good news for the airline which, after more than 7 months, was waiting. This Thursday, May 23, Air Antilles announces that it has obtained its air transport certificate (CTA), an essential step to resume flights.

This return to the air of the company was initially announced for last January. While waiting for the CTA and an operating license, documents also issued by Civil Aviation, the deadline was tirelessly pushed back.

During this time, other companies occupied the land. Air Caraibes, from and to Grand Case airport, then Air France, which, last December, attacked the market by offering two flights per week, with an arrival at the partly Dutch Juliana airport in Saint- Martin.

Air Antilles is therefore getting closer to taking off. After taking advantage of the wait to order parts to modernize the planes, modify the reservation system and review the organization of internal processes.
The islands of Guadeloupe, Martinique, Saint-Barthélemy and Saint-Martin should soon be served in the coming days, thanks to its fleet of 4 aircraft (3 ATR and 1 Twin Otter).

Shareholder of the new entity, the community of Saint-Martin, through its president, welcomed this progress.

We are very happy with this new milestone which will ensure the opening up of populations. Thus, by refusing to wait and see, the community of Saint Martin has fully played its role as facilitator of mobility in the service of Saint Martin residents in particular.

Louis Mussington, president of the Collectivity of Saint-Martin

Satisfaction also on the side of Edeis, the other shareholder.

Obtaining the CTA demonstrates the merits of the public-private partnership for Air Antilles. It is the result of the combination of a political vision serving the territory combined with the operational efficiency of the Edeis group

Jean-Luc Schnoebelen, president of the Edeis group

The company has already announced that ticket sales will soon be possible online, at points of sale and at approved agencies. Air Antilles will launch a limited promotional offer to celebrate its “new flight“.

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