Gustaf III Airport

Gustaf III Airport[3] (IATA: SBH[3], ICAO: TFFJ[1]), also known as Saint Barthélemy Airport, Rémy de Haenen Airport, sometimes as St. Jean Airport (French: Aérodrome de St Jean[1]), is a public use airport located in the village of St. Jean on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy.

Rémy de Haenen Airport
Gustaf III Airport
Saint Barthélemy Airport
St. Jean Airport

Aérodrome de St Jean
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan AN2096268.jpg
Summary
Airport typePublic
OperatorMairie de St Barthélemy
ServesSaint Barthélemy
LocationSt. Jean
Hub forTradewind Aviation
Elevation AMSL48 ft / 15 m
Coordinates17°54′16″N 062°50′38″W / 17.90444°N 62.84389°W / 17.90444; -62.84389Coordinates: 17°54′16″N 062°50′38″W / 17.90444°N 62.84389°W / 17.90444; -62.84389
Map
Map of Saint Barthélemy showing location of airport
Map of Saint Barthélemy showing location of airport
SBH
Location of airport in Saint Barthélemy
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 646 2,119 Concrete
Statistics (2018)
Passengers140,570
Passenger traffic changeDecrease 13.4%
Source: French AIP,[1] Aeroport.fr[2]
Map of Saint Barthélemy with location of airport.

OverviewEdit

Both the airport and the island's main town of Gustavia are named after King Gustav III of Sweden, under whom Sweden obtained the island from France in 1784 (it was sold back to France in 1878). In 1984, Swedish Minister of Communications, Hans Gustafsson, inaugurated the terminal building of the Gustaf III Airport. In 2015 the airport got the name Aéroport de Saint-Barthélemy-Rémy-de-Haenen, named after Rémy de Haenen, an aviation pioneer and later mayor of Saint Barthélemy [fr].[4]

The airport is served by small regional commercial aircraft and charters. Most visiting aircraft carry fewer than twenty passengers, such as the Twin Otter, a common sight throughout the northern West Indies and as a curiosity, the Canadian-built de Havilland Dash 7 is the largest aircraft ever allowed to operate at this airport. The short airstrip is at the base of a gentle slope ending directly on the beach. The arrival descent is extremely steep over the hilltop traffic circle; departing planes fly right over the heads of sunbathers (although small signs advise sunbathers not to lie directly at the end of the runway). The airport is located at the island's second-largest town, St. Jean. The most common aircraft flying in for commercial service are the Pilatus PC-12, Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, de Havilland DHC-6 Twin Otter, and Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander, among others.

Airlines and destinationsEdit

PassengerEdit

AirlinesDestinations
Air Antilles Pointe-à-Pitre
St Barth Commuter Antigua, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint Martin, Sint Maarten
Tradewind Aviation Antigua, Saint Thomas, San Juan
Winair Antigua, Saba, Sint Maarten

CargoEdit

AirlinesDestinations
DHL Aviation Anguilla, Antigua, Fort-de-France, Grenada, Nevis, Pointe-à-Pitre, Saint Croix, Saint Kitts, Saint Thomas, Saint Vincent, San Juan, Sint Maarten, Tortola, Trinidad

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c TFFJ – Saint Barthélemy. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ "Résultats d'activité des aéroports français 2018" (PDF). aeroport.fr. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  3. ^ a b Great Circle Mapper – Gustaf III Airport (SBH / TFFJ)
  4. ^ Aéroport Rémy de Haenen. St Barthélemy FWI

External linksEdit

  Media related to Gustaf III Airport at Wikimedia Commons