Flying to Philipsburg

Philipsburg welcomes travelers from around the world by plane every day

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.

Flying to Philipsburg from the US

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 Jet Blue, American Airlines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Delta Airlines all fly to Princess Juliana International Airport.

This chart shows which airlines have scheduled flights directly from the U.S. as well as which airports they fly from. Not all of the options you will be shown on the web are logical choices so it can be handy 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 Philipsburg from Canada

Air Canada 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. 

Flying to Philipsburg from Europe

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.

Flying to Philipsburg from the Caribbean

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 following table for a listing of scheduled air service from other airports in the Caribbean. Even if you can't get a flight from an airport near your home, a connecting flight from another airport may be a fine option.

Princess Juliana International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU Air St. Maarten, LIAT
Barbados BGI LIAT
Basseterre, St. Kitts SKB LIAT
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
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
Willemstad, Curacao CUR InselAir
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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