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St Barth Commuter was founded in 1994 to serve the local Caribbean islands. Despite the small network, the airline was successful and served more than 500,000 passengers since its establishment. It is a scheduled airline but they also offer private charter services for passengers. Charter services can be requested by the passengers from the destinations in the Dominican Republic to Grenada.
The airline is operating a fleet of Cessna C208B serving four scheduled destinations from its base at Gustaf III Airport.
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St Barth Commuter has a different baggage policy for carry-on and checked baggage.
Passengers are entitled to carry-on baggage, a personal item and a pet onboard. The carry-on baggage can't exceed 50 cm x 35cm x 25cm in three dimensions. The personal item cannot be larger 40cm x 30cm x 15cm. A personal item could be a purse, a briefcase, a laptop, a camera, etc. The total weight of all carry-on items cannot weigh heavier than 12kg (26 lbs).
No dangerous goods are allowed onboard or as checked baggage.
Checked baggage allowance for every passenger includes one piece of luggage weighing no heavier than 23kg (50 lbs), and it can't be larger than 80cm x 60cm x 35cm. Any baggage weighing more than 32kg won't be accepted due to Health and Safety regulations.
Passengers travelling with infants receive an additional 10kg (22 lbs) including stroller-cane, changing bag, etc.
No dangerous goods are allowed as checked baggage. Any passenger who wishes to buy excess baggage can do so during the booking process. Please visit our guide on how to book baggage or contact our customer service team if you are unsure.
The airline's experienced team will see passengers to their seats, and ensure all passengers are comfortable during the flight. Flights are short, with limited facilities onboard. Both the flight between Saint Maarten Juliana and St Barthélemy, as well as between St Martin Grand Case and St Barthélemy, are just 15 minutes. Passengers are encouraged to make the most of the facilities at the airport, including W/C and snack/food bars, before boarding the flight.
The airline offers the option to choose between two ticket fares: Basic, or Flex. The onboard experience will be the same, but the two tier options offer differences in terms of the flexibility of the ticket. The basic fare does not permit any changes to the reservation, whereas the Flex ticket enables the passenger to change or cancel their ticket (subject to terms and conditions).
The airline isn't a part of any airline alliance.
No frequent flyer programme is offered to passengers.
St Barth Commuter passengers must check in at the airport since the airline doesn't offer online check in.
Online check-in isn't available for the airline.
Check-in counters open one hour 30 minutes before departure and close 30 minutes before scheduled departure time. Passengers are required to present valid photo identifications to verify the passenger's identity.
At Alternative Airlines, we recommend passengers to arrive early for their flights, ideally one to two hours before the flight's departure time. Any passenger who presented late at check-in will be treated as a "no show" passenger.
St Barth Commuter flies to neighbour islands in the area, including Saint Barthélemy, Simpson Bay, Grand Case and Les Abymes. Flights with the airline are usually short, around 15 minutes, as the islands are not too distanced away.
As well as scheduled passenger flights, the airline also operate charter services popular islands in the Caribbean. Popular charter destinations include: Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Anguilla, Bequia, St. Lucia, St. Maarten/St. Martin, and Tortola.
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Gustaf III Airport (SBH) is located at St. Jean, Saint Barthélemy. It's a relatively small airport with only a concrete runway and a passenger terminal. Due to the runway restrictions, only small turboprops are allowed to fly to the airport and pilots need to be fully trained for the airport as there are challenging landscapes around the airport.
As of September 2020, St Barth Commuter operates a fleet of Cessna C208B - Grand Caravan. These aircraft are small single-engine turboprop aircraft with a capacity of nine passengers.