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Guadeloupe International Airport - All Information on Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP)

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Guadeloupe Airport

Morne Mamiel, Les Abymes 97139, Guadeloupe
+33 (0) 590 21 14 72
+33 590 211 266 (Lost + Found)
Guadeloupe International Airport - All Information on Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport (PTP)

Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport is generally known as Guadeloupe Airport (IATA: PTP, ICAO: TFFR) is an international airport serving Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe.

The airport is located in Abymes, about 2km from Pointe-à-Pitre. It is the central hub for Air Caraïbes and Air Antilles Express. Air France also has two Airbus A320s based in Pointe-à-Pitre for regional flights. It is the largest among the six airports in the archipelago.

Guadeloupe International Airport is the second busiest airport in the Lesser Antilles, next to Queen Beatrix International Airport in Aruba.

The airport has an elevation of 35 feet or 11 meters Above Mean Sea Level (ASML). It has one paved landing strip designated as 12/30. Runway 12/30 is a long strip of the landing area that allows large aircraft like A380 to depart and land easily.

Currently, nine airline companies are serving the airport; Air Antilles, Air Belgium, Air Canada, Air Caraibes, American Airlines, AirFrance, CorsAir, Liat, and SkyHigh Aviation Services.

In 2006, the airport also celebrated its 40th anniversary. The airport has two intertwined terminals. Terminal 1 serves international and regional flights, while Terminal 2 is for regional flights only.

The former Air Guadeloupe had its head office at the airport.

History of Guadeloupe International Airport

It was in 1945 that the decision was taken to create the main airfield at Pointe-à-Pitre to break the isolation of Guadeloupe. Indeed, until then, the air links were carried out by seaplanes that landed in the Darse.

After the choice of the Raizet site, work began in 1948. It was in May 1950 that the 1600 m concrete runway was put into service with a temporary wooden terminal with a surface area of ​​200 m². Air traffic was going to pass from "la Darse" to "Raizet."

The inauguration of Pointe-à-Pitre airport took place in May 1953. The concrete terminal designed by the architect Gérard-Michel Corbin then had an area of ​​1126 m².

In 1958, the terminal was the subject of a first expansion, bringing its area to 3,700 m².

In 1960, the CCI obtained the airport's management before being granted in 1964 a Temporary Occupation Authorization for its retail operation and, on October 17, 1966, the Concession for the development and function.

The growth in traffic and especially the arrival of the B747 would lead to a virtual reconstruction of the terminal, whose surface area would increase to 17,000 m² in January 1972, the date of its inauguration by Pierre Mesmer, 19,000 m² in 1984.

In 1989, the decision was taken to shift the facilities to the north of the runway, and work began in June 1993. It was completed in February 1996, when the new North terminal, with an area of ​​25,000 m², spread over three levels with five telescopic gangways. It was the end of the "golden age of Raizet" and the advent of "Guadeloupe Pôle Caraïbes."

In 1999, approximately two million passengers crossed almost ten years after the milestone of one million annual passengers.

The infrastructures have since been constantly adapted to changes in traffic or technical standards.

An illustration of this permanent upgrade was the reception on January 14, 2006, of the Airbus A380, the largest passenger commercial aircraft in the world.

Transfer Services at Guadeloupe International Airport

Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport, also known as Guadeloupe Airport, provides various transfer services for passengers.

Car rental counters, rideshares, taxis, and buses are available for transport to and from the airport.

Passengers are recommended to check what items are allowed for hand-carry and check-in baggage. Also, securing personal belongings before and after boarding the aircraft is a must.

Rental Car Services at Guadeloupe International Airport

Renting a vehicle for transportation at Guadeloupe Airport is one of the best choices a passenger could have.

Some passengers would opt to rent a car for convenient travel exploring the place.

Qualified renters must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver's license. However, renters ages 18 to 24 may pay a corresponding young driver's surcharge.

Renters must complete the transaction form. All rental agencies accept cash, credit, and debit cards for payment. See and compare all rental car companies at Guadeloupe International Airport.

Rental rates may vary depending upon the selected vehicle and agency.

Ride Shares at Guadeloupe International Airport

Rideshare vehicles are not famous in Guadeloupe.

However, few transport companies still provide rideshare services to passengers.

Uber, Lyft, and a few local rideshare companies provide transfer services to and from Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport.

Interested passengers may also download the company's app on their smartphone to book a vehicle.

Rideshare rate may vary depending upon the company, the chosen vehicle size, and the passenger's point of destination.

Taxis at Guadeloupe International Airport

Taxis are famous for transportation in Guadeloupe. It has long been serving Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport. See more information about taxis at Guadeloupe International Airport.

The airport is about 8km or a 15-minute drive to the center of Pointe-a-Pitre via Avenue Patrick-Saint-Eloi.

The estimated one-way taxi fare to the town center of Pointe-a-Pitre from the airport starts from €15.00 to €20.00, depending on the area's traffic flow.

Buses at Guadeloupe International Airport

Bus transportation is available at the ground transportation area of Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport.

Routes AE1, AE2, AE3, and AE4 are buses that depart from the airport. More information about buses to and from Guadeloupe International Airport.

Buses serve the airport from Mondays to Fridays from 5:45 AM to 6:50 PM. However, bus operations are limited on Saturdays from 6:25 AM to 12:30 PM, and no service every Sunday.

Bus fare starts from €1.00 to €4.00.

Trains at Guadeloupe International Airport

Public railways and train transit are not available on the island of Guadeloupe.

Hotel Shuttle Services at Guadeloupe International Airport

Hotel Shuttles can only pick up and drop off passengers at the ground transportation area of the airport.

Passengers with hotel bookings may contact their accommodation for their shuttle service.

Non-hotel Shuttles are also available at the airport. However, their rates may vary depending upon the service provider.

Parking at Guadeloupe International Airport

Convenient and accessible parking lots are provided for airport customers. There are two parking areas in the facility that offer short-term and long-term stays.

The parking rate starts from €1.00 to €60.00. See more information about short and long term parking at Guadeloupe International Airport.

Other Services at Guadeloupe International Airport

WiFi at Guadeloupe International Airport

WiFi service is accessible throughout the airport.

Passengers may connect their devices to the "ORANGE AIRPORT" network to avail the service.

ATMs at Guadeloupe International Airport

Automatic Teller Machines are available on the ground floor of Terminal 1.

Currency exchange at Guadeloupe International Airport

Currency exchange services for foreign banknotes and other monetary transactions are available at the ground level of Terminal 1.

Nursing Stations at Guadeloupe International Airport

Nursing Stations are not available at the airport. However, there are provided restrooms with limited facilities for mothers to attend to their infant's needs.

Restrooms at Guadeloupe International Airport

Restrooms are accessible in the pre-and post-security areas of the airport.

Food and Beverages at Guadeloupe International Airport

Food hubs are available in each terminal in pre- and post-security areas.

Smoking at Guadeloupe International Airport

Smoking is strongly prohibited in the airport.

Lost and Found Section at Guadeloupe International Airport

Missing items within the airport terminal are given to airport staff or taken to the information desk of each terminal.

Passengers may call the lost and found facility at +33 (0) 590 211 266.

Please get in touch with your airline provider for further assistance for missing items during flight or inside the aircraft.

Airport Communication Center at Guadeloupe International Airport

The airport's communication center or information counter is located on the ground floor of Terminal 1, across from gate 2.

Pet Relief at Pointe-à-Pitre International Airport

Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport does not have a Pet Relief or a Service Animal area.

Baggage Claim at Guadeloupe International Airport

The Baggage Claim Area is located in the Arrivals Hall of each terminal.

For convenience and easy transport of heavy pieces of luggage, baggage carts are available for assistance.

Please contact the Lost and Found facility or the terminal's information desk for further assistance in case of lost baggage.

Disabled Passengers at Guadeloupe International Airport

Pointe-a-Pitre International Airport provides disabled-friendly facilities for Persons with Reduced Mobility or Special Needs.

For special assistance, it is advised for passengers to inform their airline provider at least 48 hours before the flight schedule.

For further details, please contact the airport at +33 590 217 186.

Guadeloupe International Airport Contacts

Address: Morne Mamiel, Les Abymes 97139, Guadeloupe

General Phone: +33 (0) 590 21 14 72


Lost and Found Phone: +33 590 211 266

Official Website:

Local Information

Drive on: Right

Electricity: 230V/50Hz

Plug: C and E

Currency: Euro, EUR, EU, €

WiFi at Airport: The airport provides complimentary WiFi access for everyone by connecting to the "ORANGE AIRPORT" network.

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