Three hurricanes battered the island of St Maarten in 2017, damaging much of its core infrastructure including the famous Princess Juliana International Airport. Now, following a period of rebuilding and restructuring, the Caribbean hub is returning to normal, as Matt Falcus reports.

Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIAE) has long been the gateway to Sint Maarten, a hugely popular Caribbean holiday destination, which sees millions of visitors passing through each year. While the southerly half of the island is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, just a short drive to the north is Saint Martin, which is governed by France.

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