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Delta Air Lines Launches Nonstop, Weekly Service to St. Maarten From New York's JFK Starting Dec. 15, 2012

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PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (May 31, 2012) - Vacationing in St. Maarten becomes convenient for travelers heading to the "Friendly Island" with the launch of direct air service on Delta Air Lines from New York's John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport to Princess Juliana Airport (SXM) in St. Maarten beginning Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012.

"It is an exciting time for St. Maarten to begin this partnership with Delta Air Lines as it welcomes more travelers from around the world with easy connections through JFK international airport," said May-Ling Chun, Director of Tourism.

The direct service from New York will occur every Saturday beginning Dec. 15, 2012 at 9:05 am arriving into St. Maarten at 2:15 pm (subject to government approval) with a returning flight leaving St. Maarten on Saturdays at 3:15 pm arriving into New York at 6:05 pm. The new route will provide convenient connections for both international and stateside travelers.

For more information on St. Maarten visit the official site of the St. Maarten Tourist Bureau at www.VacationStMaarten.com.

St. Maarten

St. Maarten is the smallest island in the world to be shared by two nations, Kingdom of the Netherlands and France, creating a European-influenced vibe with a Caribbean flair. As "the culinary capital of the Caribbean," St. Maarten offers an eclectic array of cuisine fusion for food lovers with more than 365 restaurants, one for each day of the year to satisfy the tastes of every palate and pocketbook.

Located at the northern end of the Lesser Antilles, the island's 37 square miles has 37 breathtaking beaches and is home to many historical and family-oriented attractions. During the day, watersport enthusiasts can take full advantage of the island's scuba diving and snorkeling facilities. The capital of Philipsburg offers duty-free shopping with a bustling city atmosphere, while 14 casinos and numerous nightclubs provide endless entertainment.

Accommodations are varied and include elegant private villas, family oriented resorts, quaint cottages and luxury spa resorts. Air service is available to Princess Juliana International Airport from numerous U.S. and Canadian cities as well as from Europe, South America and the Caribbean.

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