Air Sunshine was established in 1982 and is a small airline with its main base at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in the United States.
The airline also has a Caribbean hub located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and mostly operates short flights connecting popular destinations within the Caribbean.
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The airline operates a number of scheduled services to destinations including San Juan and Vieques, Puerto Rico, St. Lucia, Anguilla, Dominica, Saint Maarten, Nevis, St. Kitts, Tortola and Virgin Gorda, in the British Virgin Islands, and Saint Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands.
The free luggage allowance for full-paying passengers is 40 lbs. Excess baggage rates vary in accordance with the airline's routes.
Please note that there is an additional checked baggage service charge of $25 per bag for flights arriving to/from St.Maarten (SXM).
Online check-in is not currently available for this airline.
Passengers will need to check-in at least 90 minutes before the flights departure.
A valid passport will be required for international travel, and Visa requirements will need to be met. On all domestic flights, a Government issued ID card can be used instead of a passport.
The airline operates a small fleet of aircraft, including the Beechcraft 1900 (up to 19 passengers), the Cessna 402 (up to 6 passengers), and the Saab 340A (up to 30 passengers).
There is only one cabin class available, with standard seating.
There are only a limited number of seats in the aircraft: Twin engine C402C has 9 seats, the Twin engine B-1900 has 19 seats and the Twin engine Saab 340 has 30 seats.
As flights are short-haul, meals are not served. Passengers are welcome to bring their own snacks onto the plane.
No entertainment system is available.
WiFi is not available on flights.
'Sun Pass' is the name of the airline's frequent flyer program. When passengers ravel six times (round trip) in 18 months, to and from any destinations operated by Air Sunshine, the seventh trip will be free of charge (except for taxes and fees).
The airline is not part of an airline alliance program.
Because of the size and design of the aircraft, the airline can only accommodate passengers that are able to climb steps to access the cabin. Assistance is available upon request; however, regulations mean that it is not possible for employees to lift or carry. Wheelcahirs can be requested to travel through the airport once the passenger has departed from the plane; please contact our customer service team to find out more.
Children under the age of 2 are permitted to sit on the lap of a full-paying adult. A child seats can be used if the parent wishes to purchase an additional seat, and will need to provide a FAA/DOT approved child seat.
While the airline has a primary base at Fort Lauderdale, in Florida, it operates from its hub at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). The airport is located in suburban Carolina (Puerto Rico), about three miles southeast of the city of San Juan. SJU is the busiest airport in the Caribbean region. Other airlines that operate from the airport include: Air Antilles, Air Century, Copa Airlines, Frontier Airlines, InterCaribbean Airways, Sun Country Airlines, Seaborne Airlines, Silver Airways, Vieques Air Link, Southwest Airlines, and Delta Air Lines.
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