Guadaloupe - Pole Caraibes (PTP) Airport

Guadaloupe - Pole Caraibes PTP Airport Overview

Guadaloupe - Pole Caraibes Airport PTP serves the French island of Grand Terre, one of Guadalupe's main islands. The Guadaloupe islands also include the smaller islands of Marie Galanta, and Les Saintes with Terre de Haut and Terre de Bas, and are part of the French Overseas Department. Accordingly, French is the main language on these islands.
Pointe a Pitre Airport is the gateway to Gosier Guadeloupe and the beaches along the southern coast of Grande-Terre. you can drive on excellent roads from Pointe-a-Pitre Guadeloupe all over the island and explore Basse-Terre across the Salee River. Boats can also take you to the islands of Les Saintes and Marie Galante.
 
PTP Airport is located in the town of Abymes, 2.4 km northeast of Point-a-Pitre - the region's largest city, on Grand Terre.
Guadaloupe Airport is hub to Air Caraibes and Air Antilles Express, and it is the largest of the six airports located within the boundaries of the archipelago.

With very long runway and nearly 2 million passengers ia year, and a runway accommodating larger aircraft, Pointe-a-Pitre International is served by a number of national and international airlines offering direct and connecting flights to all points of the globe. Frequent air service between other French-Caribbean Islands is also available.

The Airport now has two  passenger terminals - T1 & T2:
The 3-level T1
serves all flights other than regional ones.
   Level 0 is the Arrivals level with baggage claim;
   Level 1 has airline offices, a VIP lounge, UM, & restaurants /bar;
   Level 2 is che check-in level with check-in desks , shops, restaurant/bar, duty-free shops and access to gates A1-A8.
The new Terminal 2 - opened officially June 2014 - only serves regional flights.  The main terminal has
(a) a long covered connector to one of the air carriers, and
(b) on each side of this connector are escalators & moving walkways - separating A (departures) from  B (arrivals) along the palmtree-lined area leading to/from the circle-shaped center (with benches) and surrounding walkway, and its 5 shorter walkways separately  to/from the five gate areas 11-12, 14-15, 16A-16B, 17-18 & 19-20.





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