How to Reach 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.  

If you're flying from the U.S. this table may come in handy. Not all flights you will be shown on some booking engines are logical options so it's useful to see at a glance which airlines provide direct service to this location.

Aimé Césaire Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Baltimore, MD, USA BWI Norwegian
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 fly directly out of 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. 

Check the chart below for scheduled air service from regional airports. If there are no flights directly from your local airport, making a connection through a regional airport could be a very good solution.

Aimé Césaire Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Barbados BGI LIAT
Castries, Saint Lucia SLU Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, LIAT
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
the Dominican Republic SDQ Air Antilles Express, Air Caraibes, Air France

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. 

 

Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.