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Princess Juliana International Airport- SXM to launch high-speed Wi-Fi at "Package One" Temporary Operations with Microtech Pro
SIMPSON BAY, St. Maarten (June 27, 2019) - As Wi-Fi connectivity becomes increasingly important to the world-class travelers at the Princess Juliana International Airport – SXM, it was imperative for its’ Chief Executive Officer, Brian Mingo to re-introduce the much anticipated service at the "Package One" temporary operations on the ground floor level. The service will be implemented within a duration of six weeks, and serves as an essential part of the company’s Customer Experience Improvement Plan.
Plans were already in the pipeline to implement a new Wi-Fi service before the devastation of Hurricane Irma in 2017, which then triggered more delays.
"With annual passenger numbers rising to greater levels, we anticipate that enhancing passenger satisfaction through this upgrade will further support the airport’s future growth. We are proud to restore the technology at one of the busiest airports in the Caribbean and launch an user friendly, high-speed Wi-Fi that travelers can now expect," said Robert Brown, Manager of New Business Development during his opening statements at the press conference of the Wi-Fi signing agreement ceremony at the Puerta del Sol Plaza on Wednesday June 5, 2019.
"Once we had moved into the terminal building and out of the temporary Arrival and Departure Hall pavilions in December 2018, we felt it was time to accelerate the Wi-Fi plan." Mr. Brown further explained.
Princess Juliana International Airport will introduce the high-speed Wi-Fi after collaborating with the local internet service provider, Microtech Pro who were officially awarded the contract, marking yet another milestone for the long standing airport.
The decision came after SXM Airport carefully assessed the prospective companies, while adhering to its’ procurement policy. It was also determined that Microtech Pro will be the premier provider of content and advertiser-supported internet access.