How to Reach Deshaies by Airplane

Deshaies is less than an hour away from Guadeloupe's major international airport

Very close to the bridge that connects the island of Basse Terre (upon which Deshaies is located) and the island of Grand Terre is Guadeloupe's international airport.  Although there is a small airport on Basse Terre, this facility is farther away and does not welcome international aircrafts that would make flying there worth the effort.  

Le Raizet Airport

Le Raizet Airport (PTP) is located in Pointe a Pitre, just 40 minutes or so from Deshaies.  The drive is wonderfully scenic and takes you across a bridge, allowing visitors a nice trip to their accommodations.  Back at the airport, facilities are sparse, but there is an 11,483 foot long concrete runway capable of handling jet liners from around the world. 

Flying to Deshaies from the US

Once a week, usually on Saturday, American Airlines offers flights back and forth between Miami, Florida and Guadeloupe throughout the day.  Although you may not be able to fly directly to the island if you don't live within driving distance of Miami, because American is a major airline in the country, you shouldn't have trouble booking a connection.  

If you live in the states the following chart may be of help. Not all of the flights you will be shown on some of the booking engines make sense so it helps to see a summary of which airlines actually provide direct service to this location.

Le Raizet Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Baltimore, MD, USA BWI Norwegian
Miami, FL, USA MIA Air France, American Airlines

Flying to Deshaies from Canada

Air Canada also offers weekly flights to Guadeloupe from Montreal.  If you're flying from another region of the country, you'll find it easiest to connect through Montreal or Miami.    

This table indicates airline companies that offer direct service from Canadian cities.

Le Raizet Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada

Flying to Deshaies from Europe

Air France is the airline which provides non-stop flights to Guadeloupe from Europe, but they do so out of the London Heathrow Airport.  If what they have to offer doesn't fit into your schedule, you can also fly to New York City and connect through Miami, or fly to another island in the Caribbean.

Flying to Deshaies from the Caribbean

Daily flights are available from several islands in the region, allowing visitors to connect much easier on their schedule, rather than traveling only on those days when direct flights are available.

Check the following table for air service from other regional airports. If you can't take a flight from an airport near you, taking a connecting flight from another airport could be a fine option.

Le Raizet Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Dominica DOM Air Antilles Express, LIAT, Winair
Dominican Republic SDQ Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France
Grand Case, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SFG Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes
Gustavia, St. Barthelemy SBH Air Antilles Express
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Seaborne Airlines
Martinique FDF Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM Air Antilles Express

While the chances of booking a non-stop flight to the airport nearest Deshaies are slim, most agree that the extra effort it takes to get here is worth it.


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