Set about two miles northeast of Basseterre is the international airport that services all of St. Kitts. This is great news for tourists who will be staying in the area and want to avoid any more travel then necessary. Just a quick taxi ride or a short drive in a rental car will be all that you need to reach your accommodations in town.
(SKB) is a modern facility that has bee updated and renovated as recently as 2006. The property features a 8,002 foot long runway, a business center, shopping, dining, and more.
St. Kitts on a normal basis. These flights travel from several major hubs in the country, mainly along the east coast., , and are the three main carriers with flights to
For those who live in the United States this table may be helpful. Not all flights you will see on line make sense so it's useful to see which airlines fly directly to this airport.
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
makes regular trips to St. Kitts from Toronto, so if you're traveling from the Great North this will be your best option. If flying from Toronto is not convenient for you, make plans for a connection in the Unites States or the Caribbean.
London is the gateway to Basseterre from Europe, which means that anyone traveling from other countries will have to plan for a stopover in the United Kingdom or connect through the United States, Sint Maarten, or .
If you'll be traveling from a European city the following table will be helpful.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||British Airways, Virgin Airlines|
If you're planning on visiting a few islands in the Caribbean, or perhaps live in the region, you'll find there are a good number of islands that offer direct flights to St. Kitts.
Check below for a complete list of air service from airports in the region. If you can't get a flight directly from an airport near you, taking a connecting flight from another airport in the Caribbean might be a very viable option.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||British Airways, LIAT|
|Isla Verde, Puerto Rico||SJU||Seaborne Airlines|
|Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis||NEV||Hummingbird Air, LIAT|
|Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten||SXM||LIAT|
|St. Croix, US Virgin Islands||STX||Hummingbird Air|
|St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands||STT||Hummingbird Air, LIAT|
|The Valley, Anguilla||AXA||Winair|
|the BVI, British Virgin Islands||EIS||Hummingbird Air, Winair|
Another option for those traveling from within the Caribbean is to hire a charter. This option can be more expensive, but if you've got a specific schedule to keep, there is no better way to fly.
The following chart enables you to reach some of the regional air charter companies.
|(268) 481-2401||V.C. Bird International Airport - 3.5 mi. (5.7 km) East-Northeast of St. John's||Antigua|
|(721) 544-5240||Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|(284) 495-1747||Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|(664) 491-3434||John A. Osbourne Airport - Montserrat||Montserrat|
|(721) 547-0725||Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|(721) 545-2570||Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay||the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten|
|(590) 590 27 54 54||Gustaf III Airport - St. Barthelemy||St. Barthelemy|
The requirement for most people visiting Basseterre is a passport, proof of sufficient funds to sustain them throughout their trip, an a return or onward plane ticket. Canadian citizens, however, can get by with a birth certificate with the raised seal in addition to a government issued photo I.D.
Direct flights to St. Kitts may not be as plentiful as other destinations in the Caribbean, but flying to Basseterre will always be the simplest option to arrange. Thanks to the airport's location near town, it is also the most convenient and thus the easiest decision to make.
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