Traveling to Basseterre by Airplane

Flying to Basseterre is simple to plan

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. 

Bradshaw International

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (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.  

Flying to Basseterre from the US

Delta Airlines, US Airways, and American Airlines are the three main carriers with flights to St. Kitts on a normal basis.  These flights travel from several major hubs in the country, mainly along the east coast. 

The following chart will tell you which airlines offer scheduled flights from the United States and the airports from which they are flying. Not all of the flight combinations you will find listed on the internet make a lot of sense so it can be handy to see a summary of which airlines provide direct service to this airport.

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

Flying to Basseterre from Canada

Air Canada 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. 

Flying to Basseterre from Europe

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 Puerto Rico.

If you'll be traveling from a location in Europe the table below is the one you need.

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW British Airways, Virgin Airlines

Flying to Basseterre from the Caribbean

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.

See below for a complete list of air service from other airports in the region. Even if there are no flights from a local airport, a connecting flight from another airport could be a good solution.

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU British Airways, LIAT
Barbados BGI 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

Entry Requirements

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. 

Air Charters

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. 

If you are starting to research an air charter, you can reserve one from these regional agencies:

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Carib Aviation (268) 481-2401 V.C. Bird International Airport - 3.5 mi. (5.7 km) East-Northeast of St. John's Antigua
Epelem Flying Services (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
Fly BVI Pickup Service from SXM (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
Fly Montserrat (664) 491-3434 John A. Osbourne Airport - Montserrat Montserrat
Melmik Aviation (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
Menzies Avation Group (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
St. Barth Commuter (590) 590 27 54 54 Gustaf III Airport - St. Barthelemy St. Barthelemy
 

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