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.
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.(PTP) is located in
Once a week, usually on Saturday,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.
|Baltimore, MD, USA||BWI||Norwegian|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||Air France, American Airlines|
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.
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada|
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.
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.
|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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