St Barth Commuter was founded in late 1994 by Bruno Magras and Michel Martinon on the idea that, being a premium destination in the Caribbean, St Barts deserved to have its own air service company.
Based in sunny St Barts, the company started operation in April 1995 with 2 Britten Norman Islanders BN2A (F-OGXA and F-OGXB) purchased from the German company O.L.T. The company provided charter services mainly between St Barths and the international airport of Sint Maarten N.A.
In September 1996, Bruno Magras became the sole owner of the company.
A couple of years later, in November 1998, a third BN2A (F-OHQX) was purchased still from O.L.T.
To meet the increasing demand St Barth Commuter decided to progressively modernize the fleet, by purchasing newer models BN2B. The first one (F-OHQY) was purchased in August 2000 followed shortly by a brand new second one (F-OIJS) in July 2001.
A Piper 'Aztec' was added to the fleet in June 2002 to provide long distance flight capability. This aircraft quickly became a favorite for our clientele in need of a comfortable ride to destinations like Barbados or La Romana in the Dominican Republic.
In July 2006 a fifth BN2B (F-OIJU) was added to the fleet.
Click here to go to our aircrafts galery page St Barth Commuter took delivery of its first Cessna Caravan (F-OSBH) in June 2009. The aircraft arrived in St Barth shortly after and started commercial services in October.
In August 2009 St Barth Commuter was granted from the U.S Department of State a permanent Economic authority confirming its Foreign Air Carrier permit, operating under Title 14 CFR Part 129 Operation Specification.
In response to the warm welcome our Cessna Caravan received from our customers, St Barth Commuter signed in December 2009 a purchase agreement for a second one, delivered in April 2010.
In June 2010, French Civil Aviation Authorities prolongs St Barth Commuter's Air Operator Certificate (on your left) for three years.
St Barth Commuter, the only airline company based at Saint Barthélemy Airport (French West Indies), has just been granted FAR 145 certification for its maintenance divis...