Airport Road, September 1, 2015 – WINAIR is the first airline to resume scheduled service into Dominica as the airport main Douglas Charles sustained damage during the passing of Tropical storm Erika. WINAIR has resumed service with the DHC 600 Twin Otter to Canefield Airport in Dominica.
Winair will operate daily service for the next 10 days, when field conditions allow WINAIR and its partner Air Antilles will resume service into Douglas Charles airport utilizing ATR 500 aircraft.
This temporary service to alternative airport Canefield in Dominica is a first step in Dominica’s return to normalcy. This flight provides concrete support and air connectivity to Princess Juliana International Airport in St. Maarten to the people of Dominica.
“A team from WINAIR consisting of George Greaux jr.- Chairman of the Board, Serge Bakker – IT and myself preformed an evaluation of Canefield airport August 30th and found it could accommodate our aircraft. A lot of work was done by WINAIR staff in St. Maarten to make this flight a reality and we would be remiss if we did not thank our team for a job well done” said Michael Cleaver – President and CEO of WINAIR.
Attached a picture of our team from St. Maarten left to right Serge Bakker – WINAIR IT, George Greaux jr.- Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Directors, Benoit Bardouille – Whitchurch Ltd airport manager and Michael Cleaver – President & CEO WINAIR assisting in Canefield in preparations of our first flight August 31st.