Airfare to St. Martin
The French half of this two-nation island has a tiny airport of its own, so you are going to want to fly into the Princess Juliana International Airport (code: SXM) on the Dutch side to get discount airfare. The island is tiny and the huge Dutch-side airport handles all the international traffic except for a few flights on small planes from nearby islands.
Which airlines have flights to St. Martin?
As mentioned above, only a few small carriers fly into L’EspÃ©rance Airport (code: CCE) on the French side, but the Dutch-side airport is a huge hub for the entire Caribbean, second only to Puerto Rico. As a result, nearly all major airlines fly into the island. American Island has the most frequent service and often the lowest airfare, but competition is heavy and you might find lower airfare on any number of other airlines.
Saving money on your flight to St. Martin
Christmas and New Years weeks are the peak of the year for the whole region, so book well in advance if you want to come then. January through March are also jammed, so it’s hard to get low airfare during these months at the last minute. If you are coming on short notice it’s best to fly on a Tuesday or Wednesday if you have the flexibility.
For more information on St. Martin, check out BootsnAll’s Caribbean Travel Guide.