St Martin Princess Juliana (SXM) Airport
St Martin Princess Juliana SXM Airport Overview
St. Martin Princess Juliana International Airport SXM - now rebranded as 'SXM Princess Juliana Airport' is the second-busiest airport in the North-Eastern Caribbeans and serves the Dutch sector of the Island of 'Sint Maarten' at Simpson Bay, one of the five Netherlands Antilles Islands and closest to Puerto Rico, and is the gateway of St.Maarten/ St.Martin - the smallest landmass in the world, shared by 2 countries (north side France & south side The Netherlands).
In 203 the Airport has been voted by travel fans around the globe as offering the 'most stunning landing in the world'.
The Airport is located on St. Martin Island, about 15 km northwest of the town of Philipsburg. and is a hub to its immediate neighbors on Saba, St. Eustatius, Anguilla & St. Barths islands.
With an estimated 1.6 million passengers in 2012, the airport is a hub for Windward Islands Airlines and serves as gateway for the smaller Leeward Islands of Anguilla, Saba, St. Barth & St. Eustatius. The short runway of 2,433 meters presents a challenge to airline pilots.
Delta Airlines offers direct flights from New York JFK.
Self-serve check-in kiosks at Departures area and have been recently added, and e first phase of its 'most sophisticated security system in the Caribbean' has been activated. .
The two-level air-conditioned passenger terminal was opened in 2006, houses Arrivals at the Ground level and Departures on the first level with four airbridges.
Its facilities include 42 check-in desks, 8 transit-desks and 11 boarding-gates, 10 immigration and 5 emigration booths. Amenities include ATM machines, internet access (you can purchase 'airtime' from TelEm vending machines); some 40 shops and 12 food & drink establishments, some of which are unique to St. Maarten.
A VIP lounge (Soualiga Business Class - tel. +599 546 7529 - offers the ultimate in comfort and luxury.
11 rental car agencies have counters in the Arrivals area of the terminal.
The Airport also adds adds new concessions in the coming months.
Parking at Princess Juliana Airport is available in the new parking garage offering short- and long-term parking options.
To get from Julia International Airport to your destination, you can rent a car, take a taxi or one of the many hotel shuttles available. Taxis are regated by on-site uniformed dispatchers and charge by Zones.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten Island
- Website for St Martin Princess Juliana: http://www.sxmairport.com
- Phone: 599 545 2060
St Martin Princess Juliana SXM Airport Update History
- SXM Airports - Oct 25, 2013
- SXM Food & Stores - Oct 16, 2013
- SXM Airport Intro - Jun 16, 2013