How to Reach Oyster Pond by Airplane

Flying to Oyster Pond is one of the easiest ways to travel

There are two airports on the island, but the major international airport, Princess Juliana International is located on the Dutch side in Philipsburg.  It is one of the major and modern facilities in the region, and tourists with plans to stay in Oyster Pond will find it to be conveniently located about 15 minutes away.

Flying to Oyster Pond from the US

From the east coast of the United States it is pretty easy to book a direct flight to Princess Juliana International Airport.  Several major carriers including Jet Blue, Delta Airlines, andUnited Airlines all make stops here several times weekly – if not daily – from Florida, Georgia, New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.  If you're traveling to the island from elsewhere in the United States, connecting through Florida or New York will likely be your easiest options.  

This table tells you which airlines offer flights from the United States and the places they fly from. Online booking engines don't consistently display the most logical options so it's useful to see at a glance which airlines actually fly direct to this location.

Princess Juliana International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Spirit Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

Flying to Oyster Pond from Canada

When it comes to flying to Sint Maarten from Canada, most travelers will treat it as though they are flying from anywhere in the United States outside of the East Coast.  Only Air Canada regularly travels to the island from Toronto, so if you don't have easy access to the airport there, a connecting flight through the United States will make the most sense. 

Flying to Oyster Pond from Europe

Princess Juliana tends to be a major connection for travelers headed to other islands in the Caribbean from Europe, but it may take a bit of work because flights from outside of the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, or France are rare.  This means connecting through one of these airports from elsewhere in Europe, or flying to New York City and then flying to St. Maarten. 

Flying to Oyster Pond from the Caribbean

If you live elsewhere in the Caribbean, or Oyster Pond is on your list of towns to visit on a tour that takes you to several different destinations in the region, you should have no trouble at all making it happen.  Flights to Princess Juliana from both large and small airports throughout the Caribbean islands are extremely common, often inexpensive, and easy to book.  There is also a much smaller airport in Grand Case on the French side of the island called L'Esperance Airport that welcomes flights from St. Barthelemy and Guadeloupe daily.

Check the following table for air service from other regional airports. Even if there are no flights directly from your preferred airport, making a connection through another Caribbean airport may be a great option.

Princess Juliana International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU Air St. Maarten, LIAT
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB LIAT, Phoenix Airways
Dominica DOM Air Sunshine, BVI Airways, LIAT, Winair
Dominican Republic SDQ InselAir
Gustavia, St. Barthelemy SBH St. Barth Commuter
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Air Sunshine, Jet Blue, Seaborne Airlines
Kingston, Jamaica KIN Caribbean Airlines
Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis NEV Air Sunshine
Pointe a Pitre, Grande-Terre PTP Air Antilles Express
St. Croix, US Virgin Islands STX LIAT
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands STT Air Sunshine
The Valley, Anguilla AXA Anguilla Air Services
Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago POS Caribbean Airlines
Willemstad, Curacao CUR InselAir
the BVI, British Virgin Islands EIS Air Sunshine, BVI Airways, LIAT, VI Airlink, Winair
L'Esperance Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Gustavia, St. Barthelemy SBH St. Barth Commuter
Martinique FDF Air Caraibes
Pointe a Pitre, Grande-Terre PTP Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes

Although Oyster Pond is well-known as a sailing destination, air travel is still the most popular way to travel here, and knowing which airlines most commonly offer flights help you as begin making arrangements for your dream getaway. 


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