Cabin Luggage

Each adult or child passenger is permitted one standard piece of carryon luggage subject to a maximum weight of:

3 kilos or 6 pounds on Twin-otter aircrafts.
7 kilos or 15 pounds on bigger planes.
Dimensions should permit it to be stored under the passenger seat (templates are available at some check-in desks).

In addition to the free baggage allowance a passenger may carry free of charge, any of the personal articles listed below:

A lady's handbag, pocketbook or purse, i.e. which is appropriate to normal travelling dress and is not being used as a container for the transportation of articles which should otherwise be regarded as baggage.
An overcoat, wrap or blanket.
An umbrella or walking stick.
A small camera and/or a pair of binoculars.
A reasonable amount of reading matter for the flight.
A fully collapsible disabled person's wheelchair and/or crutches, and/or braces or other prosthetic device for the passenger's use.
Certain items such as, infant carrying baskets or carrycots, wheelchairs and walking aids other than sticks or crutches must be labeled and stowed in the checked baggage compartment.

Note: An infant carrying basket or bassinet will not be transported in the aircraft cabin unless the size of the basket or the bassinet will permit it being secured by a seat belt and a seat is reserved for the infant and a child's fare paid. Cabin bags, briefcases, ladies vanity or cosmetic cases are not included in the free personal articles list. These items and others which do not visibly accord with the description of personal articles must be weighed and such weight included in the total baggage weight.


The free baggage allowance is applicable adult passengers and children whose fare is at least 50% of the adult fare. Requirements:

1 peice.
Max weight 23 kilos or 50 pounds.
Max dimension (L+W+H) of sixty two (62) inches.
Infants are allowed one piece at 10 kilos.
No perishable items.

Baggage in excess of the free allowance will be subject to an excess baggage charge, or considered special baggage.

Interline and code share partners: depending on the journey involved, the most significant airline taking in the journey, baggage allowances and charges will apply. IATA Resolution 302 applies in this case.

Special Baggages

Musical instruments

Musical instruments are not included in passengers free baggage allowance. Normal excess baggage charges apply to the total weight of the instruments and are accepted on a space available basis only.

Golf Equipment

There is no special charge for golfing equipment. Golf bags are accepted as a part of a passenger's free baggage allowance.


Winair accepts bicycles which are disassembled and properly packed for carriage. The weight is not included in the passenger's free baggage allowance and therefore bicycles are subject to a charge of:

US$ 50.
Bicycles will only be accepted on a space available basis.

Note: To ensure easy storage in the aircraft holds, the front wheels of the bicycle should be removed and attached to the frame; the pedals turned inwards, the saddle and handlebars lowered and placed in line with the frame (i.e. handlebars turned sideways) and the pressure released from the tires.

Surf boards

Due to the size of DHC Twin-Otter Aircraft, Winair is not able to accept Surf Boards on our flights.


Extra pieces of baggage or pieces heavier or bigger than the free allowance rules will be subject to excess baggage charges and will only be accepted on a space available (standby) basis.


Effective immediately and until further notice Winair can not accept excess baggage from St.Maarten to Port au Prince (Sxm-Pap). Each passenger is allowed 1 checked bag at 23 kg, 1 carry on at 7kg and one personal item

For other destinations, baggage in excess of the free allowance will be subject to an extra charge and the following rules:

No single item weighing more than seventy (70) pounds or 31 kg will be accepted.
Passengers are generally restricted to two pieces of checked baggage per person.
Size must fit baggage hold door of the aircraft. Contact us for more info depending on your flight.
No perishable items.


The following are the charges and fees to be applied to overweight, oversized and excess baggage. All charges are calculated on a one-way basis and must be collected on check-in.

Between St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius and St. Barths:

Checked bags 50 lbs/23kg or less 51-70 lbs/23-32kg Oversized
First checked bag Free $40 $60
Second bag $25 $65 $85
Third - Ninth Bag $50 $90 $105

Other destinations, including Antigua, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Nevis, San Juan, St. Kitts and Tortola:

Checked bags 50 lbs/23kg or less 51-70 lbs/23-32kg Oversized
First checked bag Free $40 $60
Second bag $40 $65 $85
Third - Ninth Bag $90 $100 $105
If you have more questions about baggage, please contact us.

Travel Advisory

St. Maarten Government has announced the opening of our border on July 1, 2020. For a current overview of our schedule, we will implement based on the opening of borders of our destinations, click here.

In case you need more flexibility WINAIR offers charter services 7 days a week from 8am to 5pm, provided that the current protocols permit the requested flight.

Keep in mind that certain preventative measures can apply and strict requirements and travel regulations stipulated by authorities will have to be complied to, therefore we urge you to check with the destinations' authorities before booking your ticket.

We at WINAIR take the public health alerts and travel restriction of our destinations seriously and will do all possible in assisting in the decrease of the spread of this virus. We are confident that we will resume operations and we remain committed to serving you with resilience and dedication. If you would like to familiarize yourself with WINAIR's new sanitation protocols and boarding procedures, please click here.

We thank you for your confidence in choosing Winair.
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