Traveling to Frigate Bay by Airplane

Frigate Bay is just moments away from the international airport

Over the years, Frigate Bay has become a trendy destination for tourists looking for a tropical getaway.  Taking a lot of time to plan every little detail is not something visitors want to do, and fortunately, deciding how to get here is easy.  The international airport is located just northwest of the strip, and travel time between the two destinations is minimal.  

Bradshaw International

After a recent renovation, Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) is a top-notch modern facility.  Not only is there a 8,002 foot long runway but also television monitors throughout the building tracking the flights, dining and shopping, and a business center.

Flying to Frigate Bay from the US

Several major airports along the east coast offer flights from the United States to St. Kitts daily including Atlanta, Miami, and New York City.  These are some of the biggest airports in the country so even if you have to book a connection you shouldn't have trouble making it happen. 

If you're flying from the states this information may be helpful. Not all of the flight combinations you will see listed on some of the booking engines make sense so it's useful to see which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

Flying to Frigate Bay from Canada

If you're traveling to Frigate Bay from Canada, you'll find the country's leading air carrier offers regular flights out of Toronto.  Connecting fights will be necessary if Toronto is not easily accessible.

Flying to Frigate Bay from Europe

Much like Canada, those traveling from Europe have one regular service available to them out of the airport in London.  All other travelers will likely fly to Sint Maarten, Puerto Rico, or the United States then catch another flight to the island. 

If you will be flying from a European city the following list will be useful.

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW British Airways, Virgin Airlines

Flying to Frigate Bay from the Caribbean

Some of the islands with major airports within the Caribbean also offer regularly scheduled fights to St. Kitts.  This makes it easy for tourists to plan vacations in which they travel to several different islands, and even allows for visitors from within the region. 

See below for air service from airports in the region. If there aren't any flights directly from your preferred airport, taking a connecting flight from another Caribbean airport might prove to be a very good solution.

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU British Airways, LIAT
Barbados BGI LIAT
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Seaborne Airlines
Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis NEV Hummingbird Air, LIAT
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM LIAT
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands STX Hummingbird Air
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands STT Hummingbird Air, LIAT
The Valley, Anguilla AXA Winair
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS Hummingbird Air, Winair

Entry Requirements

Citizens of Canada traveling to Frigate Bay need only a birth certificate with a raised seal and a government issued form of identification to gain entry to St. Kitts, while those visiting from other countries will need to present a valid passport. Travelers will also need to prove that they have enough money to make it through their trip, as well as a return or onward plane ticket.  Without this, customs can legally deny you entry and send you home.

While more likely than not you'll have to make plans for a connecting flight, flying to Frigate Bay remains the most convenient method of travel for most.  If you're planning to fly, make sure to book your seat as far in advance as you can – especially if you're traveling in the height of tourist season – to ensure you get a travel time that works best for you.


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