With Princess Juliana International Airport, St Maarten has one of the most famous airports in the world thanks to the viral imaging of landing planes at Maho Beach, also known as Airport Beach, and even more so at take off.  But the airport is also well known as one of the most important hub airports in the region, and was coronated in 2016 as the Caribbean’s most outstanding airport. Flight code “SXM” has even become a popular local nickname  for the destination as a whole.  


Flights to St Maarten

Congruent with its uniquely binational and multicultural character of St. Maarten / St Martin, SXM Princess Juliana International Airport connects to important hubs in both Europe, North and Latin America. The Airport is a European gateway to Amsterdam’s airport Schiphol (AMS), as well as Parisian airports Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Orly (ORY). Connections to the United States are:

  • • Atlanta (ATL)
  • • Boston (BOS)
  • • Charlotte (CLT)
  • • Chicago (ORD)
  • • Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
  • • Miami (MIA)
  • • Montreal (YUL)
  • • New York (EWR) (JFK) (LGA)
  • • Newark (EWR)
  • • Philadelphia (PHL)
  • • Toronto (YYZ)
  • • Washington (IAD)

It functions as a regional hub for the archipelago surrounding St Maarten / St Martin to destinations like Anguilla (AXA), St Barths (SBH), Saba (SAB), St Kitts & Nevis (SKB) and St Eustatius (EUX). Other Caribbean destinations it connects to are:

  • • Antigua (ANA)
  • • Curacao (CUR)
  • • Guadeloupe (PTP)
  • • Jamaica (KIN) (MBJ) (OCJ) (KTP)
  • • Montserrat (MNI)
  • • Panama (PTY)
  • • Port au Prince (PAP)
  • • Tortola (ELS)
  • • Trinidad (POS)
  • • San Juan (SJU)
  • • St Thomas (STT)

How to get to and from SXM Princess Juliana International Airport

Various Car Rentals are adjacent to the airport. Taxis are abundantly available when planes land next to the airport exit. Buses depart frequently from the parking location opposite the taxi stand in the direction of Philipsburg and Maho / Cupecoy.

Airport Arrival and Departure Flight Status

Arrivals and Departures can be monitored at all times at the airports overview. For contacting SXM Princess Juliana International Airport, please click here.

St Maarten Hotels Near the Airport

If you are looking for lodging near the Airport, the following hotels and resorts are within a distance of 500 metres:

Most St Maarten resorts, hotels and villas are within easy reach of St Maartens Princess Juliana International Airport. The same accounts for its most important marinas of Simpson Bay, Marigot and Philipsburg.

Saint Martin Airport Grand Case (SFG)

French Side St. Martin also has Grand Case Airport L’Esperance (SFG). This is not an international airport but serves the regional French destinations of St Barths (SBH) , Guadeloupe (PTP) and Martinique (FDF). 


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