Traveling to Charlotte Amalie by Airplane

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.

Flying to Charlotte Amalie from the US

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 Cyril E King Airport (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 informs you of which airlines schedule flights from the U.S. and the airports they fly from. Online services don't necessarily show the best options so it helps to see which airlines actually fly direct to this location.

Cyril E King Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Spirit Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines, WestJet

Flying to Charlotte Amalie from the Caribbean

Additionally, the option exists to fly to the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport on the island of Puerto Rico and then connect with the airport in Charlotte Amalie. Flight schedules and prices will likely dictate your decision regarding works best for you. Regionally, the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Antigua, St. Kitts, and Sint Maarten have direct flights to Charlotte Amalie, but other islands in the Caribbean will connect through Puerto Rico.

See the following chart for air service from other regional airports. Even if there are no flights directly from your preferred airport, making a connection through another regional airport may be a very viable option.

Cyril E King Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Anegada, British Virgin Islands NGD VI Airlink
Anguilla AXA LIAT
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB Hummingbird Air, LIAT
Dominica DOM Air Sunshine
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, Hummingbird Air
Roseau, Dominica DCF Hummingbird Air
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, Hummingbird Air, Seaborne Airlines
Vieques, Puerto Rico VQS Air Sunshine
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS Hummingbird Air, VI Airlink
Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Christiansted, St. Croix SSB Seaborne Airlines

You can take a look at this chart to reach the regional air charter operators.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Air America Pick-up Service at STT (787) 276-5669 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Capitol Air (340) 777-9177 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Caribbean Buzz Helicopters (340) 775-7335 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Fly BVI Office at EIS (284) 495-1747 Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport - Beef Island Beef Island
Fly BVI Pickup Service from STT (284) 495-1747 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Shoreline Aviation at STT (340) 642-3000 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
VI Airlink Charters (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 Charlotte Amalie Ferry Terminal or Charlotte Amalie Harbor Seaplane Base. 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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