Traveling to Dennery by Airplane

Flying to Dennery means choosing between two different airports on St. Lucia

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.

George F.L. Charles Airport

The George F.L. Charles Airport in 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 Puerto Rico or Sint Maarten.

Hewanorra International Airport

On the flip side, you have Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in 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.

This table tells you which airlines have scheduled flights directly from the U.S. and the places from which they are flying. Booking services don't always recognize the least costly options so it's useful to see a summary of which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.

Hewanorra International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines, United Airlines

The following list indicates airline companies that schedule direct flights from the Great White North.

Hewanorra International Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada, Air Transat

If you're going to be flying from a European city the following table will be useful.

Hewanorra International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW British Airways, Virgin Airlines
George F.L. Charles Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW Virgin Airlines

Flying to Dennery from the Caribbean

See the table below for air service from airports in the Caribbean region. Even if there are no flights directly from your preferred airport, a connecting flight from another Caribbean airport might be a good solution.

Hewanorra International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
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
George F.L. Charles Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU Caribbean Airlines, LIAT
Barbados BGI Caribbean Airlines, LIAT
Dominica DOM LIAT
Kingston, Jamaica KIN Caribbean Airlines
Martinique FDF Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, LIAT
Roseau, Dominica DCF LIAT
St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SVD LIAT
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago POS Caribbean Airlines, LIAT

Getting to Dennery

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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