How to Reach Fort de France by Airplane

Fort de France is home to Martinique's international airport

Fort de France is easy to spot as you fly over Martinique.  Not only is it the home to the island's international airport, but it is the largest city in the French West Indies, making the view a breathtaking one to say the least.  While this is not the busiest tourist spot in the region, plenty of flights are available each week, making flying the most desirable way to reach this destination. 

Aimé Césaire Airport

Set in a suburb of Fort de France the Aimé Césaire Airport is a modern facility with a number of special facilities including a tobacconist, souvenir and duty free shopping, a bank, restaurants and bars, money exchange, and accommodations for handicapped travelers.  There are even two hotels on site. 

The asphalt runway measures 9,843 feet long, and direct flights are available from numerous locations around the world including Europe, the United States, Canada, and within the Caribbean.

Flying to Fort de France from the US

American Airlines flies out of Miami once a week to bring visitors to Fort de France, as does Air France.  You can also connect to the island from New York City and Boston through the airport on Puerto Rico.

If you're flying from the states this table may be of help. Not all of the flight combinations you will see listed on the web are logical choices so it can be handy to know which airlines actually fly direct to this location.

Aimé Césaire Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Baltimore, MD, USA BWI Norwegian
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

Flying to Fort de France from Canada

Flights out of Canada are minimal, generally leaving from Montreal via Air Canada.  If you're unable to make this weekly flight, you may also be able to fly from Toronto, connect in Miami, then continue to Martinique. 

The following chart displays which airlines offer direct service from Canada.

Aimé Césaire Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada, Air Transat

Flying to Fort de France from Europe

From Europe, you'll find France to have the easiest access to the island.  There is a daily afternoon flight out of Paris with Air France, but you may also be able to book travel with Air Liberte, AOM, or Nouvelles Frotieres.  

Flying to Fort de France from the Caribbean

Most of the other French-speaking islands in the Caribbean including Guadeloupe offer flights to Martinique daily, as does Puerto Rico and Sint Maarten, making it easy for people to arrange connecting flights within the region when flying direct is not an option. 

See the table below for a listing of scheduled air service from other Caribbean airports. Even if there are no flights from an airport near your home, connecting through another airport might prove to be a very good solution.

Aimé Césaire Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Barbados BGI LIAT
Castries, Saint Lucia SLU Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, LIAT
Grand Case, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SFG Air Caraibes
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Seaborne Airlines
Pointe a Pitre, Grande-Terre PTP Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia UVF Air Antilles Express
the Dominican Republic SDQ Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France

Air Charters

For some people it will make more sense to hire a charter to get you to the island.  This may be the case if you're traveling with a large group, or simply can't find another flight that works in your schedule. 

Be sure to look at the following table to reach some of the regional air charter companies.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Fly Montserrat (664) 491-3434 John A. Osbourne Airport - Montserrat Montserrat
Fly Montserrat (664) 491-3434 John A Osborne Airport -
Les Iles du Ciel (059) 003-0969 Gosier Grande-Terre
Monarch Air Group at BGI (877) 359-6732 Grantley Adams International Airport - Charnocks Barbados
SVG Main Office -- ET Joshua Airport - St. Vincent St. Vincent

Flying to Fort de France is the most popular way to get there, but some people find the process to be overwhelming.  The above information will help you to more quickly gather information and make arrangements that are as stress free as your getaway is sure to be. 


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