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.
(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 and .
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, will be able to connect you through the US city from most major airports in the country.
If you're flying from the U.S. this information may be useful. Not all of the flights you will see on line are logical choices so it can be helpful to see at a glance which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||Air France, American Airlines|
Toronto is usually the best place to find flights to the Caribbean from Canada, but here we find thatcan get you to Guadeloupe through Montreal.
The following chart indicates airlines that have direct flights from Canada.
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada|
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.
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 and .
See the following chart for a complete list of air service from regional airports. If there are no flights directly from your preferred airport, a connecting flight from another airport in the Caribbean might prove to be an excellent option.
|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|
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.
The following table shows how to contact some of the regional air charter companies.
|(268) 481-2401||V.C. Bird International Airport - 3.5 mi. (5.7 km) East-Northeast of St. John's||Antigua|
|(284) 495-1747||V.C. Bird International Airport - 3.5 mi. (5.7 km) East-Northeast of St. John's||Antigua|
|(664) 491-3434||John A. Osbourne Airport - Montserrat||Montserrat|
|(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|
|(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|
|(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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