The primary airport of all the Virgin Islands, Cyril E. King Airport is located on St. Thomas and just to the west of Charlotte Amalie. This means easy access, plenty of options, and a plethora of services that exist to help airborne travelers once you land on the island. In close proximity to other islands, and developed air systems, air travel is as common as sailing in Charlotte Amalie.
Miami, New York City, Charlotte, and Philadelphia are just a few of the major U.S. Cities that offer direct flights to the airport on St. Thomas, the (CEKA). The airport is located within four miles of Charlotte Amalie, and serves as the hub of transportation for the U.S. and . This easily makes it one of the busiest airports in the region. Cyril E King Airport is well equipped to handle a moderate amount of air traffic each day between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. on its 7,000 foot long by 150 feet wide asphalt runway.
Travelers from anywhere in North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East can connect with an airline in one of the aforementioned cities as well as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and Ft. Lauderdale seasonally for a final direct flight to the Cyril E King Airport. Flight times from the U.S. range from 2.5 hours to fly from Miami to 11 hours to fly from Seattle, Washington, including the air travel time of all connecting flights, but not the amount of time you may have to wait between flights.
The following table tells you which airlines offer flights from the United States and where they are flying from. Not all flights you will be shown on line make sense so it can be handy to see at a glance which airlines actually provide direct service to this location.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Spirit Airlines|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines, WestJet|
Check below for a complete list of air service from other airports in the region. If there aren't any flights directly from your preferred airport, making a connection through another Caribbean airport may be a very viable option.
|Anegada, British Virgin Islands||NGD||VI Airlink|
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||LIAT|
|Basseterre, St. Kitts||SKB||LIAT|
|Gustavia, St. Barthelemy||SBH||Tradewind Airlines|
|Isla Verde, Puerto Rico||SJU||Air Sunshine, Cape Air, Jet Blue, United Airlines|
|Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis||NEV||Air Sunshine|
|Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten||SXM||Air Sunshine|
|Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda||VIJ||Air Sunshine, Seaborne Airlines, VI Airlink|
|St. Croix, US Virgin Islands||STX||Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines|
|The Valley, Anguilla||AXA||LIAT|
|Vieques, Puerto Rico||VQS||Air Sunshine|
|the BVI, British Virgin Islands||EIS||VI Airlink|
|Christiansted, St. Croix||SSB||Seaborne Airlines|
Use this next table to find out how to contact a regional air charter service.
|(787) 276-5669||Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|(340) 777-9177||Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|(340) 775-7335||Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|(919) 523-7094||Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport - Beef Island||Beef Island|
|(284) 495-1747||Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|(340) 642-3000||Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie||St. Thomas|
|(284) 495-2271||Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport - Beef Island||Beef Island|
When you arrive in Charlotte Amalie, you can pick up your rental car at the airport, or take a taxi to your accommodations and worry about your rental later. If this is just one stop of many, you will find plenty of reasonably priced transportation options. For instance, $7 will get a single passenger to the or . If you are taking a ferry to St. John, you might find it more convenient to take a taxi to the ferry dock in Red Hook, where service runs later, and tends to be more frequent.
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