Clash between St. Maarten and DR aviation authorities

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St. Maarten press are covering the difficulties in the relations between St. Maarten and the Dominican Republic regarding who gets to fly the passengers between the Caribbean island countries.

The Daily Herald of St. Maarten reports that the St. Maarten Civil Aviation Authority (SMCAA) had announced that all flights between the two countries would be cancelled as of 6 August 2022. Yet, Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication of St. Maarten, Omar Ottley, would intervene and the date is extended to 31 August 2022. SMCAA had banned the flights after the Civil Aviation Board of the Dominican Republic had denied flight permits to Winair to cover the St. Maarten to Dominican Republic route.

Acting Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport and Telecommunication of St. Maarten, Omar Ottley says the month will give time for...

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