If you're planning to stay in Philipsburg during your time in St. Maarten, you'll be especially pleased to find out that the Princess Juliana International Airport is located right in town. You don't have to worry about paying for a lengthy cab ride, or waste any extra travel time getting to your accommodations because everything you need will be just a few minutes away.
If you live on the east coast of the United States, you'll have an especially easy time booking a flight to Philipsburg. Flights from Florida and New York are the most regular, but if you're loyal to a certain airline, know that , , , , and all fly to .
For those who live in the United States the following list can aid the planning process. Not all of the options you will see displayed on the web make sense so it can be handy to see a summary of which airlines actually fly direct to this airport.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Spirit Airlines|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
handles most travel to the Caribbean for the Great White North, and this is no exception. A few times a week, especially during the height of tourist season, you'll be able to fly out of Canada to Princess Juliana International Airport. When this isn't an option that works for you, consider connecting through New York, Florida, or perhaps another island in the region.
Because this dual nation island is part Dutch and part French, it should come as very little surprise to most people that it is easiest to book flights here from the Netherlands and France. The United Kingdom also has a strong air presence, and from any of these three countries you should be able to find two to three flights landing at Princess Juliana each week.
The thing about the airport here is that it serves as a major connector for people traveling internationally to other islands in the Caribbean. What this means for people who have specific plans to travel to Philipsburg is that there are tons of options from within the region. If you are planning to visit several different countries in the Caribbean, or perhaps you are able to find a cheaper flight that has you first stop on a nearby island, there are lots of options out there.
Check the chart below for airline service from airports in the region. Even if there are no flights directly from an airport near you, connecting through another regional airport may be a great option.
|Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda||ANU||Air St. Maarten, LIAT|
|Basseterre, St. Kitts||SKB||LIAT|
|Dominica||DOM||Air Sunshine, BVI Airways, LIAT, Winair|
|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|
|Roseau, Dominica||DCF||Hummingbird Air|
|St. Croix, US Virgin Islands||STX||Hummingbird Air, LIAT|
|St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands||STT||Air Sunshine|
|The Valley, Anguilla||AXA||Anguilla Air Services|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||Caribbean Airlines|
|the BVI, British Virgin Islands||EIS||Air Sunshine, BVI Airways, Hummingbird Air, LIAT, VI Airlink, Winair|
Whether you can book a non-stop flight or have to make a few stops, are able to fly quickly from Florida, or have to travel for more than eight hours from the Netherlands, there are numerous flights from around the world landing at the airport in Philipsburg every day, making flying without a doubt the easiest way to get to St. Maarten.
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