How to Reach Grenada by Airplane

Flying offers travelers a fast and convenient method of travel to Grenada

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A number of airlines provide service to Grenada from cities around the world. Point Salines International Airport receives most flights, but you may continue on to Carriacou aboard a ferry or in a smaller plane on a short flight to Lauriston Airport in Hillsborough. Travelers who wish to visit Petite Martinique must take a ferry to the island.

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Located in southwest Grenada and close to popular resort and tourist areas in Grand Anse and St. George's, Point Salines International Airport can accommodate most large passenger jets traveling from destinations around the globe. The airport is open from 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.. Here, travelers can arrange rental cars or taxis to their final destinations on the island. The airport terminal offers restaurants, duty-free shopping, and a first-class lounge. Point Salines International Airport can be reached at 473-444-4101. Travelers must present a passports and proof of a return or continuing ticket in order to enter the country. Citizens of the United Kingdom and Canada may be able to use other official photo documentation.

Vacationers who wish to bring animals into the country must obtain an import permit and recent health documents, and they must contact the Government Veterinary Officer prior to travel. The departure tax to leave Grenada is $50(EC) for travelers older than 12; $25(EC) for travelers from 5 to 12; and free for travelers younger than 5.

Both direct and nonstop flights to Point Salines International Airport are available from destinations in the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. Nonstop flights will fly without stopping to Grenada from a departure point, while direct flights may include stops in American or Caribbean hubs. Travelers coming from Europe and locations outside of North America may need to stop at a hub to reach the island. Several interisland airlines provide service to Grenada from Caribbean destinations such as Trinidad, Antigua, Barbados, and St. Lucia.

Maurice Bishop International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines
Maurice Bishop International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW Virgin Airlines
Lauriston Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Calliste, Grenada GND SVG Air
Union Island and nearby islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines UNI SVG Air
Maurice Bishop International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Barbados BGI LIAT
Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines BQU SVG Air
Canouan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines CIW SVG Air
Carriacou, Grenada CRU SVG Air
Dominica DOM LIAT
St. Vincent, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines SVD LIAT
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago POS Caribbean Airlines, LIAT
Union Island and nearby islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines UNI SVG Air
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia UVF British Airways, Virgin Airlines

Air Charters

View the following chart to reach one of the regional air charter services.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Abaco Air Charter (242) 367-2266 Marsh Harbour Tobago
Aviation Services Of Grenada (473) 439-0681 Maurice Bishop Intl Airport - Calliste Grenada
Monarch Air Group at BGI (877) 359-6732 Grantley Adams International Airport - Charnocks Barbados
SVG Charters on Carriacou (473) 443-8519 Carriacou Carriacou
SVG Charters on Grenada (473) 444-3549 Grenada Grenada
SVG Main Office -- ET Joshua Airport - St. Vincent St. Vincent

Airport Security

As most travelers know, security measures in airports have increased significantly in recent years. Travelers making their way through international airports in North America and Europe must pass through a greater number of more stringent security checkpoints before boarding their aircraft. While these measures might seem like a nuisance, they are designed to keep air travelers safe. You can facilitate your journey through various checkpoints by following these guidelines:

  • Flight numbers, times, and reservations should be confirmed two to three days prior to a flight.

  • Travelers should plan on arriving to the airport three hours in advance for international flights.

  • Electronic kiosks are available for passengers with electronic tickets to quickly check in and print their boarding passes.

  • All air travel passengers should always carry an official passport and boarding pass in a secure but accessible location. These items will need to produced at several occasions prior to boarding a flight

  • Items such as razors, scissors, and other sharp objects are not permitted onboard an aircraft or past security checkpoints. For the most up-to-date information on prohibited items and for other security concerns, travelers should visit the Web site of the TSA (http://www.tsa.gov/public).

  • When moving through the carry-on baggage screening area, travelers should remove bulky metallic items such as steel boots, belt buckles, and jewelry. Passengers must always remove jackets and coats, hats, and shoes. Computers and camcorders must be placed on the security conveyor belt. These items may be closely inspected. Travelers should place valuables such as jewelry, change, cell phones, PDAs, and other items in secure pockets of their carry-on luggage when moving through the screening area.

  • Airlines may have different rules on the number and weight of checked bags. Bikes and golf clubs may incur fees. Travelers are allowed one carry-on bag and one personal item, which may include a purse, briefcase, or laptop computer case.

  • Gifts in all baggage should remain unwrapped because they may be inspected by airport security officers

  • Many airlines allow passengers to bring food and beverages on board; however, they must be purchased after passenghers have gone through the security check.

  • Passengers are only allowed one carry-on bag plus one private item, such as a purse, laptop computer, etc. Generally, on board luggage must be small enough to store below your seat or in the overhead compartment.

  • Liquids, aerosols and gels toiletries are allowed in 3.4 ounce bottles or less, in a one quart or smaller sized clear, plastic, zip type bag.  Be prepared to place this bag on the screening belt to ensure a faster and easier screening.

  • Travelers with pacemakers or metal surgical implants should notify airport security officials. Private screenings or pat-downs can be arranged with such passengers.

Despite the increase of security in airports around the world, flying remains one of the most popular ways to reach your destination. Beaches, resorts, and relaxation are not far away when you step off of the plane in Point Salines International Airport on Grenada.

Travel Information

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has deemed that aircraft operations on Grenada are in compliance with the standards of the International Aviation Safety Assessments Program that is intended to measure the level and standard of aircraft operations and service in a country. This does not affect the quality or safety of service you'll receive from your airline. However, travelers who must fly with an unfamiliar air carrier to Grenada may wish to consult the FAA for information regarding that airline. The FAA and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can answer questions concerning baggage, safety, and airlines.

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    800 Indepedence Ave, SW
    Washington, D.C. 20591
    http://www.faa.gov
    FAA Consumer Hotline - 866-835-5322

  • Aviation Consumer Protection Division and Air Travel Service Problems
    202-366-2220

  • Transportation Security Administration
    http://www.tsa.gov/public
    866-289-967

 

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