PJIA flies flags in recognition of international destinations

POSTED: 01/9/12 4:45 PM

St. Maarten – The Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA) ushered in the New Year by flying the flags of the various countries and territories it services as an international airport. The mounting of the 31 flags on light poles that arch around the road leading to the airport began December 29.

The first flag, which is located near Winair, is the St. Maarten flag. From there and up to the FBO facilities people can see the flags of Saba, St. Eustatius, Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, the hub islands, (Anguilla, St. Barths), other Caribbean countries and territories, destinations in Central and South America (e.g. Panama, Brazil), the USA, Canada and Europe.
“The idea of the flags is in recognition of the international character of PJIA, and a visual as well as concrete way to acknowledge all the destinations we service,” managing director of the Princess Juliana International Airport Operating Company Regina Labega said.
“We have been receiving very positive comments about the flags, not just about how colorful and beautiful they look, but also about the educational value to both young and not so young people of our island,” she added.

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