Traveling to Sainte Marie by Airplane

Sainte Marie's visitors will fly to Fort de France then drive in to town

Between 40 and 45 minutes away from Sainte Marie in Fort de France is Martinique's only international airport.  With several destinations from around the world offering nonstop flights, and the possibility of connections that will allow you to travel from anywhere, it is easy to see why air travel is the most popular way to get to this quiet town.  

Aimé Césaire Airport

An asphalt runway measuring 9,843 feet long welcomes travelers from around the world at Aimé Césaire Airport.  When they step off the plane, passengers are greeted by a modern facility with shopping, dining, banking facilities, and much more.  

Flying to Sainte Marie from the US

If you're traveling to Martinique from the United States, chances are you'll make a stop in Miami, Boston, or New York City.  Direct flights with American Airlines and Air France are available out of the Miami International, while you can also connect through Puerto Rico by leaving from Boston or New York City.  

The following table shows which airlines offer scheduled service non-stop from the U.S. and the airports from which they are flying. Online booking engines don't always know about the best options so it can be handy to know which airlines actually fly direct to this airport.

Aimé Césaire Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

Flying to Sainte Marie from Canada

From one French-speaking country to the next: Montreal offers Canada's nonstop flight to Martinique with Air Canada.  You can also book a connection through Toronto or Miami. 

The following table shows airlines that offer direct flights from Canada.

Aimé Césaire Airport Canadian Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Montreal, Canada YUL Air Canada, Air Transat

Flying to Sainte Marie from Europe

Because Martinique is an overseas region of France, it probably isn't shocking that direct flights from Europe fly out of Paris with Air France each afternoon.  You can also fly with Air Liberte, AOM, or Nouvelles Frotieres from this country.

Flying to Sainte Marie from the Caribbean

If you have a hard time booking a nonstop flight from your nearest airport, consider flying to another island in the Caribbean, then using a regional air carrier to continue on to Martinique. 

Look below for a listing of scheduled air service from other regional airports. Even if there aren't any flights from a local airport, making a connection through another Caribbean airport may be a very viable option.

Aimé Césaire Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Barbados BGI LIAT
Castries, Saint Lucia SLU Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, LIAT
Dominican Republic SDQ Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France
Grand Case, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten SFG Air Caraibes
Isla Verde, Puerto Rico SJU Seaborne Airlines
Pointe a Pitre, Grande-Terre PTP Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France
Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia UVF Air Antilles Express

It may take a bit of work to arrange travel to Sainte Marie, but if you know where to look for your flight you shouldn't have trouble at all. 


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