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
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.
|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 location in Europe the table below is the one you need.
|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.
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.
|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|
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.
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:
|(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|
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