Airfare to Martinique
As a remote country without a thriving mega-resort community, it’s often challenging to get discount airfare into Martinique. This French-speaking country’s main airport is Martinique Aime Cesaire International Airport (code: FDF) in La Lamentin near the capital of Fort-de-France.
Which airlines have flights to Martinique?
As is true in most of the Caribbean, American Airlines dominates this route. They have frequent flights from their busy hub in Puerto Rico, which has direct flights from most major US cities, so only one stop is usually required. The flights into Martinique are on their American Eagle commuter division, and this is usually going to be your best shot at discount airfare.
Delta also has less frequent service through their Atlanta hub, but their occasional service means that sometimes you have to connect on one or two other islands on your way to Martinique, which helps make the airfare higher.
From Europe, Air France has regular flights to Martinique from Paris, as well as from some other nearby islands that are also overseas possessions of France. Several small Caribbean airlines also fly in and out of Martinique, but they don’t help getting your incoming airfare any lower, unfortunately.
Saving money on your flight to Martinique
Christmas and New Years are the peak travel weeks, so if you want to come then you have to book way in advance. Early December and April can be good months for lower airfare and still excellent weather, as January through March is still the high season. If you are coming at the last minute you’ll probably have to come on a Tuesday or Wednesday in order to get lower airfare, since weekend flights tend to sell out first. American Airlines is your only hope midweek, but they also tend to offer the lowest airfare anyway.
For more information on Martinique, check out BootsnAll’s Martinique Travel Guide.