Nevis Air Travel

Numerous connections make flying to Nevis easy to pull off

Although there is an international airport located on Nevis, it is rare to encounter a direct flight to the tiny island. Instead, international travelers will use one of four gateways which reside on St. Kitts, Puerto Rico, Antigua, and St. Maarten. Where your flight originates from will typically determine which Caribbean Island will connect you to your final destination.

Vance W. Amory International Airport

On the smaller side for an international airport, Vance W. Amory International Airport (NEV) features a single asphalt runway that measures just under 4,000 feet long. Recent renovations has made the terminal a modern facility that is up to par with most other major airports in the region, yet direct flights remain at a minimum. The airport is located in Newcastle.

Flights from St. Kitts

As previously noted, there are four gateways to Amory International. The most important one to address is the Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport (SKB) on Nevis' larger sister island of St. Kitts. This airport is not necessarily one you might consider a regional hub, but it is a popular choice because many people visiting Nevis do so as a part of a trip to both islands so flying originally to St. Kitts simply makes the most sense. As you'll see on the charts below, Delta, US Airways, and American Airlines all fly to St. Kitts from the United States, Air Canada makes the journey from Toronto, and British Airways and Virgin Atlantic fly from Europe. Once you've arrived on St. Kitts you have the option of flying to Amory International with regional airline LIAT or to take a cab to the docks and enjoy a 45 minute sail aboard a local ferry. You can find out more about this particular option here.

Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines
Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport European Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
London, United Kingdom LGW British Airways, Virgin Airlines

More Connections

These days, a connecting flight between the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico and Amory International is growing in popularity to those visiting from the United States. Cape Air, Air Sunshine, American Airlines, and United Airlines all offer regular fights between the two destinations, making it easy for visitors on a specific schedule to book a flight that works for them. Beginning in January 2014, Seaborne Airlines will also fly this route.

Air Sunshine also flies to Nevis from St. Maarten, the British Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Travelers from Europe will often land first at the airport on St. Maarten, and from there they can switch to a plane traveling to Amory International. Fights from the Virgin Islands are much more rare.

Another option for European and Canadian travelers is to fly into Antigua then switch to a flight hosted by LIAT that will get you the remainder of the way to Nevis.

Check the chart below for airline service from regional airports. If there aren't any flights directly from your favorite airport, taking a connecting flight from a regional airport may be a very good solution.

Vance W. Amory International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB Hummingbird Air, LIAT
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Air Sunshine, American Airlines, Cape Air, Seaborne Airlines, United Airlines
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM Air Sunshine
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands STT Air Sunshine, Hummingbird Air
The Valley, Anguilla AXA Winair
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS Air Sunshine, Hummingbird Air, Winair
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

Take a look at this next chart if you want to contact one of the regional air charter services.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Carib Aviation (268) 481-2401 V.C. Bird International Airport - 3.5 mi. (5.7 km) East-Northeast of St. John's Antigua
Epelem Flying Services (721) 544-5240 Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Fly BVI Pickup Service from ANU (284) 495-1747 V.C. Bird International Airport - 3.5 mi. (5.7 km) East-Northeast of St. John's Antigua
Fly Montserrat (664) 491-3434 John A. Osbourne Airport - Montserrat Montserrat
Melmik Aviation (721) 547-0725 Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
Menzies Avation Group (721) 545-2570 Princess Juliana International Airport - 1.0 mi. (1.7 km) West-Northwest of Simpson Bay the island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten
St. Barth Commuter (590) 590 27 54 54 Gustaf III Airport - St. Barthelemy St. Barthelemy

Nevis may be a small island, but it certainly does not lack in options for those who would like to fly there. Whether you connect via its sister isle or through another island in the Caribbean, the multitude of options make it easy to find a flight that works with your schedule.

 

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