Getting to St. Maarten by air or sea is now easier than ever. Just three hours from New York City and four hours from Miami, direct fights are offered by such carriers as Continental, American, U.S. Air, United, Delta, Spirit and Jet Blue. In 2006 a new terminal building was completed at St. Maarten’s Princess Juliana International Airport. (SXM).
Recent upgrades to the airport include air traffic control and radar system upgrades and improvements to the taxiways and apron.
Airport Departure Tax:
For international destinations, there is a departure tax of US $30.00 for those aged two and up. This departure tax may already be included in the airfare of certain carriers. For islands locally, the departure tax is US $10.00. Some islands have made provisions to include the departure tax in your airline ticket.
Airlines that fly to St. Maarten:
St. Maarten’s A.C. Wathey Pier is ranked among the top ten world cruise ports and destinations. This ultra-modern facility, featuring seaside and boulevard promenades, can accommodate four cruise vessels alongside its 2100 feet cruise pier. A genesis class pier is currently under construction.