Pizza delivered by air from St. Maarten to Saba and St. Eustatius

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A post by Peter Jordens.

As of August 2015, residents and tourists on the small islands of Saba and St. Eustatius can have pizza delivered by airplane from St. Maarten. After an April Fool’s Day joke, which had a helicopter deliver pizzas to the islands, proved to be quite successful, the Domino’s Pizza company and the Winair airline company have now teamed up to deliver warm pizzas by airplane on a permanent basis.

In Saba and St. Eustatius one can order a pizza by telephone from the chain’s takeaway at St. Maarten Airport. The pizza is prepared there and then hand-delivered by plane to the two smaller islands. The flight takes 15 to 20 minutes. The delivery service uses the existing inter-island flights. When customers order pizza, they can select the arrival time of one of these regular flights and the pizza is then baked just before departure from St. Maarten. Customers must prepay with a debit or credit card and must pick up their pizza themselves at the airport of Saba or St. Eustatius upon arrival. The delivery costs are US$2.75. A spokesman for Domino’s Pizza says that the service has become quite popular and that they receive several orders from Saba and St. Eustatius every day.

For the original articles go to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3197546/Domino-s-pizza-delivered-PLANE-holidaymakers-remote-Caribbean-islands.html (English) and http://www.nu.nl/eten-en-drinken/4107409/pizzas-per-vliegtuig-bezorgd-caraibische-eilanden.html (Dutch). The latter includes a short video and pictures of a delivery. A longer version of the video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHol1o-tcGk (Flying Pizza from St. Maarten to Saba).

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