The important thing to remember about Dennery as you begin looking at options for flying to St. Lucia is that it is about halfway between Castries and Vieux Fort where the island's two airports are located. Each serves a different purpose, so where you are traveling from will play the biggest role in helping you to determine which airport is the right choice for you.
The Castries is a small airport that lacks in modernity but has the facilities needed to get the job done. The runway is made of asphalt and measures 5,735 feet long. Although this may not seem long compared to many of the other international airports in the region, it is the perfect size for the smaller air crafts that stop here from around the rest of the Caribbean. This airport is perfect for those who are doing a tour of the region and St. Lucia is one stop along the way, or you decide to make a connecting flight from or Sint Maarten.in
On the flip side, you have Vieux Fort. This is the airport that most major flights arrive at from the United States, Canada, and Europe. The airport was built originally as a military air strip and has a 9,003 foot long runway which manages the arrival and departure of over 500,000 passenger each year.(UVF) in
For those who live in the U.S. this list may be helpful. The online booking services don't consistently list the most logical options so it helps to see which airlines actually offer direct service to this airport.
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines, United Airlines|
The following chart indicates which airlines schedule direct flights out of locations in Canada.
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada, Air Transat|
If you'll be traveling from a location in Europe the following list is relevant.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||British Airways, Virgin Airlines|
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||Virgin Airlines|
See the table below for a complete list of air service from other airports in the Caribbean. Even if there aren't any flights from an airport near you, making a connection through another airport may be your best option.
|Barbados||BGI||Thomas Cook Airlines|
|Calliste, Grenada||GND||British Airways, Virgin Airlines|
|Martinique||FDF||Air Antilles Express|
|St. Croix, US Virgin Islands||STX||Hummingbird Air|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||British Airways|
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Barbados||BGI||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
|Kingston, Jamaica||KIN||Caribbean Airlines|
|Martinique||FDF||Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, LIAT|
|St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||SVD||LIAT|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||Caribbean Airlines, LIAT|
Many hotels and even rental car agencies offer ground transportation from either airport to Dennery. You can also hire a taxi to get you to Dennery from Castries or Vieux Fort. Those who will be renting a car can do so right at either airport for between $40 and $200(USD) a day depending on the model of vehicle plus the cost of a local driving permit which is $20(USD).
Directions from Hewanorra International Airport take visitors east on St. Judes Highway towards Clarke Street where they will take a sharp right at New Dock Rock then continue straight on Micoud Highway. To get to Dennery from Castries meanwhile, you go east on Peninsular where you'll turn right on John Compton Highway, take the fourth exit at the roundabout which will allow you to continue on John Compton. Then you'll turn left on Jeremie Street, right on Chausee Road, and left onto Leslie Land Roud. The next few roads you travel on are nameless, but you'll take an immediate right, the next immediate right, followed by a left, another left, and your first right. Your next left will be onto Micoud Highway, which takes you to Dennery.
There is no immediately obvious answer regarding which airport you'll find into when you're planning a trip to Dennery. Reviewing flights for departure times that suit your needs and from airports that are near you, plus looking for deals that fit into your budget will likely help you to decide more than anything else.
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