Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)

Princess Juliana International Airport

Princess Juliana International Airport is the main airport on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. It is located on the Dutch side of the island, in the country of Sint Maarten, close to the shore of Simpson Bay Lagoon. The airport is named after Queen Juliana of the Netherlands, who landed there while she was heir presumptive in 1944, the year after the airport opened.

Princess Juliana Airport is one of the oldest and busiest airports in the region. In 2022, the airport handled over 2 million passengers and around 60,000 aircraft movements. The airport serves as a hub for Winair and is the major gateway for the smaller Leeward Islands, including Anguilla, Saba, Saint Barthélemy, and Sint Eustatius.

The airport is known for its very low-altitude flyover landing approaches, as one end of its runway is extremely close to the shore and Maho Beach. This has made Princess Juliana International Airport a popular tourist destination, as visitors can watch planes land up close.

General Information about Princess Juliana Airport

The following table is an overview of SXM Airport indicated below:

AirportPrincess Juliana International Airport
Airport TypePublic
OwnerPrincess Juliana Int’l Airport Holding Company N.V.
ServesSint Maarten
Princess Juliana Airport CodeSXM
Hub forWinair
Princess Juliana Airport TerminalsOne Terminal
SXM Airport Runway1
SXM Airport Coordinates18°02′27″N 063°06′34″W
Contact Number+1 721-546-7542
Official Website
Princess Juliana Airport AddressAirport Rd, Simpson Bay, Sint Maarten
Elevation14 ft / 4 m

Princess Juliana Airport Code

Princess Juliana Airport code is SXM. This three-letter IATA code is based on the name of the airport Princess Juliana. 


Princess Juliana Airport Map

The Princess Juliana Airport location Map is a useful tool for finding your way around the airport, and for planning your journey.

Princess Juliana International Airport Runway

Princess Juliana Airport Runway features a single state-of-the-art runway: 

NameLength (mtr)Length (ft)Surface
10/282,3007,546Asphalt concrete

Princess Juliana Airport Terminal

The Princess Juliana International Airport has only one terminal building. The terminal was built in 2006 and has 12 boarding gates, 4 jet bridges, 46 check-in positions, and 8 self-service check-in systems. It also has a comfortable departure hall with duty-free retail outlets, food & beverage outlets, and bars.

Nearest Airports to Princess Juliana International Airport (SXM)

Some of the closest airports to SXM Airport are:

  • L’Espérance Airport – 16 km
  • Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport – 29 km
  • Gustaf III Airport – 32 km
  • Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport – 46 km
  • F.D. Roosevelt Airport – 63 km
  • Robert L. Bradshaw International Airport – 92 km
  • Vance W. Amory International Airport – 108 km
  • Virgin Gorda Airport – 146 km
  • Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport – 158 km

Airlines Operating from Princess Juliana Airport

The following airlines operate from Princess Juliana Airport:

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