Gustaf III Airport

Infobox Airport
name = Gustaf III Airport Saint Barthélemy Airport
nativename = Aérodrome de St Jean
IATA = SBH
ICAO = TFFJ
type = Public
owner =
operator =
city-served = Saint Barthélemy
location = St. Jean
elevation-f = 48
elevation-m = 15
website =
metric-rwy = y
r1-number = 10/28
r1-length-m = 650
r1-length-f = 2,133
r1-surface = Concrete
footnotes = Source: French AIPAIP_FR|TFFJ|CAR-SAM-NAM|name=Saint Barthélemy]

Gustaf III Airport [http://www.stbarthcommuter.com/eng/index-2_c.html StBarthCommuter.com - Gustaf III Airport, St Jean (SBH)] ] airport codes|SBH|TFFJ, also known as Saint Barthélemy Airport or St. Jean Airport ( _fr. Aérodrome de St Jean), is a public use airport located in the village of St. Jean on the Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy. Both the airport and the island's main town of Gustavia are named for King Gustav III of Sweden, under whom Sweden obtained the island from France in 1785 (it was sold back to France in 1878).

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 around Saint Barth and throughout the northern West Indies. 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 and departing planes fly right over the heads of sunbathers (although small signs advise sunbathers not to lie directly at the end of the runway).

Airlines and destinations

* Air Caraïbes (Guadeloupe, Saint Martin) [http://www.st-barths.com/guidepgs/public_air.html St-Barths.com - Commercial flights to and from SBH] ]
* St Barth Commuter (Saint Martin)
* Tradewinds Aviation (San Juan) [ [http://www.tradewindaviation.com/premiumScheduled.shtml TRADEWIND AVIATION: Executive Charter | Premium Scheduled | Ownership Solutions | Goodspeed Card ] ]
* WinAir (Saint Martin)

References

External links

* [http://www.st-barths.com/editorials/airport_repair04.html Airfield Renewal Sept/Oct 2004] - photos of airfield renovations
*WikiMapia|17.904|-62.844|15
*GCM|TFFJ
*ASN|SBH


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