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Thomas Cook Airlines Maiden Charter Flight Brings in About 400 From Sweden
SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten (Tuesday, November 11, 2014) - The traditional water canonsalute by SXM Airport Rescue & Firefighting Department greeted Thomas Cook Airlines’ inaugural flight DK1965 from Stockholm, Sweden as it arrived at Gate A1 at SXM Airport on the eve of St. Martin Day, bringing with it 395 passengers and a crew of 12.
Pilot Jean Melms and co-‐pilot Robert Denkert and crew were greeted by Robert Brown, SXM’s Special Projects Coordinator and the Marketing and Communications teams once the passengers had deplaned. Brown presented a commemorative plaque to the pilot on behalf of the management of SXM Airport. The crew also received branded goody bags from the Acting Manager Marketing and Customer Service, Suzy Kartokromo.
“The crew and passengers may not have realized that they were arriving just in time to participate in celebrating St. Martin Day, but from what I could see, they crew and passengers seemed all excited about being on the island,” said Brown.
“We’re very happy to welcome this charter Plight and look forward to partnering with Thomas Cook Airlines to increase the frequency of these Plights,” Brown added.
The Airbus 330 aircraft departed for Stockholm around 14:40 with a new crew of 12. The Pirst three Plights of this charter service will be on Mondays and subsequently move to Sundays. The Plights will be handled by Juliana Airport Handlers.