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This article is about the Netherlands Antilles airline. For the former United States charter airline, see WinAir Airlines.
Logo Winair.jpg
Founded 1961[1]
Commenced operations July 5, 1962[1]
Hubs Princess Juliana International Airport
Focus cities V. C. Bird International Airport
Fleet size 5
Destinations 11
Parent company Windward Islands Airways International N.V.

Princess Juliana International Airport,

Sint Maarten
Key people Georges E. Greaux

Winair, an abbreviation of Windward Islands Airways, is a government-owned airline based in Sint Maarten. Founded in 1961 by Georges Greaux, It has a fleet of four aircraft serving ten destinations, all within the Leeward Islands group of the Lesser Antilles in the North East Caribbean. It has its headquarters on the grounds of Princess Juliana International Airport.[2]


Winair has interline agreements with the following airline - Insel Air

Winair Air and US Airways[edit]

On January 13, 2003, Winair and US Airways began a codeshare agreement allowing US Airways to sell tickets on Winair flights as US Airways flights. US Airways provides service to St. Maarten; both Winair and US Airways coordinate scheduling, ticketing, and baggage transfer.


Winair flies to the following destinations (as of November 2013):

City Country Airport Notes
The Valley Anguilla Anguilla Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport
St. John's Antigua and Barbuda Antigua VC Bird International Airport Focus City
Willemstad Curaçao Curaçao Hato International Airport
Marigot Dominica Dominica Melville Hall Airport
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Dominican Republic Las Américas International Airport
Pointe-à-Pitre Guadeloupe Guadeloupe Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport
San Juan Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport
Charlestown Saint Kitts and Nevis Nevis Vance W. Amory International Airport
The Bottom Netherlands Saba Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport
Gustavia Saint Barthélemy Saint-Barthélemy Gustaf III Airport
Basseterre Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport
Oranjestad Netherlands Sint Eustatius F.D. Roosevelt Airport
Philipsburg Sint Maarten Sint Maarten Princess Juliana International Airport Hub
Road Town British Virgin Islands Tortola Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport


A Winair Twin Otter

As of November 2013, the Winair fleet included:[3][4]

Winair Fleet
Aircraft In Service On Order Passengers Notes
ATR 42-500 1 4 48 Wet-leased From Air Antilles Express
DHC-6 Twin Otter 300 4 6 19
Total 5 10



  1. ^ a b Norwood, Tom; Wegg, John (2002). North American Airlines Handbook (3rd ed.). Sandpoint, ID: Airways International. ISBN 0-9653993-8-9. 
  2. ^ "Directory: World Airlines." Flight International. 30 March-5 April 2004. 96.
  3. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006
  4. ^ About Winair

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