Published On: Fri, Mar 11th, 2016

Sint Maarten pleased with CNN Travel SXM Airport 2nd Ranking for plane-spotting in the world

Sint Maarten airportGREAT BAY, Sint Maarten – Minister Hon. Ingrid Arrindell of the Ministry Tourism, Economic Affairs, Traffic and Telecommunications (Ministry TEATT), on Thursday said she was very pleased that CNN Travel carried a story where SXM Airport ranked second for plane-spotting in the world.

On March 2, a column on CNN Travel ( website titled, “Latest in aviation,” “Plane-spotting 101: A beginner’s guide to commercial jets,” written by Karla Cripps; the writer pointed out that plane-spotting has become a more alluring hobby than ever.

Under the section, “Top airports for plane-spotting,” the five airports identified as favorites are: London Heathrow, United Kingdom; Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten, Caribbean; Hong Kong International; Los Angeles International; and Toulouse, France. is among the world’s leaders in online news and information delivery.  Staffed 24 hours, seven days a week by a dedicated staff in CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, and in bureaus worldwide, relies heavily on CNN’s global team of almost 4,000 news professionals. features the latest multimedia technologies, from live video streaming to audio packages to searchable archives of news features and background information.  The site is updated continuously throughout the day.

“Destination Sint Maarten receiving publicity on CNN Travel with respect to our airport and place-spotting is a great plus for us as millions of potential travelers around the world will read about us on the world-wide-web.

“This form of publicity goes a long way in promoting our destination, is priceless, and is very much welcomed,” Minister of Tourism & Economic Affairs Ingrid Arrindell said on Thursday.

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