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St Lucia Airports

A Comprehensive Guide

There are only two Airports on the island of Saint Lucia, one in the south, the primary international airport Hewanorra International Airport (airport code – UVF) in the south, and George F.L. Charles (airport code – SLU) in the north.

We’d like to familiarise you with the airports that serve as gateways to this tropical beauty of an island.

Hewanorra International Airport (UVF)

Hewanorra International Airport (International Flights – UVF) – Situated approximately 40 miles from the city of Castries, the airport is located near the town of Vieux Fort in the southern part of Saint Lucia and is the primary international airport on the island. This airport caters to international travelers from destinations such as – the United States, England, Canada, and Europe. The Hewanorra airport includes the usual facilities, amenities, shopping options, and simple dining options. The airport also has convenient parking with the facility to park short or longer term.

One important point to highlight is the fact that many of the hotels and tourist areas are located away from the town of Vieux Fort. What this means is that in most cases you will need to take a Minibus or Taxi to your destination. Soufriere – 20-30 mins, and to the north of the island, an additional 1-1.5 hours via sometimes winding uneven roads.

Arrivals | Departures

Some additional information for this airport:

Runway Length: 9,000 ft or 2743.20m
Runway width: 150 ft or 45.72m
Aircraft stands: 5
Runway directions: 10/28
Elevation: 11 ft (3.3m)
Distance and Direction From City: 3.7 km north of Vieux Fort 56 km south of Castries
Operational Hours: 6:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Elevation: 3.3 Meters (1lft)
Parking (Car Park) 250 slots

Meteorological Services
Banking Services
Duty Free shopping inside of departures lounge
Restaurants – land and airside of terminal
Auto Rental services
Taxi Service
Tour Operators
Car Park Services

Flight Options:

The following information may or may not be fully up to date as this information up updated rather regularly. Please check from your end if the information below is still accurate.

According to the provided search results, the main departure destinations for flights to Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in Saint Lucia are:

United States

  • Atlanta (ATL) – Delta
  • Boston (BOS) – JetBlue (seasonal)
  • Charlotte (CLT) – American Airlines
  • Chicago (ORD) – United Airlines (seasonal)
  • Miami (MIA) – American Airlines
  • New York City (JFK) – JetBlue
  • New York (EWR) – United Airlines (seasonal)
  • Philadelphia (PHL) – American Airlines (seasonal)


  • Montreal (YUL) – Air Canada, WestJet
  • Toronto (YYZ) – Air Canada, WestJet


  • London Gatwick (LGW) – British Airways
  • London Heathrow (LHR) – Virgin Atlantic (seasonal)

South America

  • Georgetown (GEO) – British Airways

The most popular routes are from Charlotte (CLT), Miami (MIA), and New York City (JFK). Flights also operate seasonally from some cities like Boston, Chicago, London Heathrow, and Philadelphia. British Airways, American Airlines, Delta, JetBlue, United Airlines, Air Canada, and WestJet are the main airlines flying to UVF from these destinations.

Average Flying Time to the US

Just as a reference for time, the average flight time from United States to Hewanorra, St Lucia is approximately 4.5 hours. This time will fluctuate depending on where you are flying from.

The next airport on our list is George F.L. Charles Airport formally – Vigie Airport.

George F.L. Charles Airport (SLU)

George F.L. Charles Airport serves as the main domestic airport for the island of Saint Lucia. Includes local and regional flights into the island. Situated just minutes outside the city of Castries (approx. 1.25 km, driving approx. 5 mins depending on traffic).

While smaller in size compared to Hewanorra, George F.L. Charles is a more convenient landing option for many doing short-term business or staying in the north of the island. The airport provides good access to northern resorts and attractions, making it a more favorable choice for those seeking a more direct route to their accommodations.

Runway Length: 6,200 ft or 1889.76m
Runway Width: 150 ft or 45.72m
Aircraft stands: 4
Runway directions: 09/27
Elevation: 20 ft (6.1m)
Distance and Direction From City: 3.7 Km north of Castries
Operational Hours: 6:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Fuel Grades: 100 / 130 JET A1, AVGAS
Parking: Limited

Meteorological Services
Banking Services
Duty Free Shop inside of departures lounge
Auto Rental Services
Taxi Service
Tourist Information Desk

Airport Transportation and Accommodations

If you have booked a hotel/resort, the likelihood is that your booking will likely include pickup for your arrival destination. From car transfers, and local taxis to scenic helicopter rides are all available to you at a cost. A taxi from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in the south will set you back approximately US$90 per person. For a more precise calculation – Saint Lucia Airport Transfers SLU

Whatever you choose, we hope to see you soon!

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