Direct flight from St.Barts to Saba

Winair DHC-6 at Saint Maarten

Planning some island-hopping in the Caribbean?

Winair has launched a new direct flight between St.Barts and Saba.

The new route is, actually, going to be a weekly triangular service starting on Friday's at Winair's base in Saint Maarten, then proceeding to St.Barts, Saba and back to Saint Maarten.

The flight in the opposite direction, SXM->SAB->SBH->SXM will be on Sundays.

Winair DHC-6

The small number of fequencies does not allow for a day trip from St.Barts to Saba and back directly on the same day. However it will somehow facilitate the task of those looking at how to travel between St.Barts and Saba by plane (there is also a ferry between Saint Maarten, Saint Barts and Saba, but I guess most of the readers of this blog are more into flying!).

Day trippers will always have the option of starting the excursion between the two islands on the direct flight and then complete the return trip via Saint Maarten (Winair offers many flights a day between the three islands through Princess Juliana Airport.

This route is also of special interest to aviation enthusiasts.

 A view of St.Barts airport - landing aircraft have to make a steep descent right after this ridge

A view of St.Barts airport - landing aircraft have to make a steep descent right after this ridge

Each of these three Caribbean airports has its own appeal to those interested in flying: St.Barts, with its very steep, geography-constrained, approach, Saba, with the shortest runway anywhere in the World getting regular commercial flights and, of course, Saint Maarten's Princess Juliana airport, a unique and privileged location for planespotters, as the runway lies right next to Maho Beach.

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