Pointe a Pitre Air Travel

Pointe a Pitre is the main arrival point for flights to Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe's main international airport is located in Pointe a Pitre, just under two miles north of downtown.  Even when staying in other areas of the country, most visitors will begin their journey here, then transfer to their desired destination by car, local air carrier, or ferry.  

Le Raizet Airport

Le Raizet Airport (PTP), also known as the Pointe a Pitre International Airport, features a concrete runway measuring 11,483 feet long, and is the largest of six airports throughout Guadeloupe.  It serves as a hub for Air Caraibes and Air Antilles Express

Flying to Pointe a Pitre from the US

Currently, your best chance of flying direct to Pointe a Pitre will be to book a flight out of Miami, Florida.  If this isn't possible, American Airlines will be able to connect you through the US city from most major airports in the country.

For those who live in the states the following information may be useful. The online booking services don't consistently list the best options so it helps to see at a glance which airlines fly directly to this location.

Le Raizet Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Baltimore, MD, USA BWI Norwegian
Miami, FL, USA MIA Air France, American Airlines

Flying to Pointe a Pitre from Canada

Toronto is usually the best place to find flights to the Caribbean from Canada, but here we find that Air Canada can get you to Guadeloupe through Montreal. 

This chart displays airline companies that schedule direct flights out of Canadian airports.

Le Raizet Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada

Flying to Pointe a Pitre from Europe

Most people traveling from Europe will first travel to London before continuing to Guadeloupe, as this is the country from which one will find the most direct flight with Air France.

Flying to Pointe a Pitre from the Caribbean

In addition to flights between the other islands in Guadeloupe, the airport at Pointe a Pitre regularly sees flights to and from such regional destinations as Antigua, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, and more with LIAT and Winair.

Check the following table for a listing of scheduled air service from airports in the region. Even if you can't get a flight directly from your local airport, connecting through a regional airport may be a very good solution.

Le Raizet Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda ANU LIAT
Dominica DOM Air Antilles Express, LIAT, Winair
Dominican Republic SDQ Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France
Grand Case, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SFG Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes
Gustavia, St. Barthelemy SBH Air Antilles Express
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Seaborne Airlines
Martinique FDF Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France
Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SXM Air Antilles Express

Air Charters

If you're traveling with a large party or from an location that doesn't regularly fly to Guadeloupe, you can also book a charter plane and enjoy a private flight to the island.  

If you're evaluating the option of chartering air travel, you can reserve one from these regional companies:

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
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
Les Iles du Ciel (059) 003-0969 Gosier Grande-Terre
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

Although there are a few other transportation options for getting to Pointe a Pitre, most people will arrive by plane here at the country's largest international airport.  There may not be a huge number of flights daily, so be sure to book as far in advance as possible so you can ensure you'll be able to travel at a time that works best for you and not the airline. 

 

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