The Main Airports of St. Lucia

By Halal Trip | 09, Jul, 2015
The Main Airports of St. Lucia
The small island country of St. Lucia sees thousands of visitors every year. This marvelous region is festooned with a number of beaches; rainforests and visitors can enjoy a range of water sports and exciting adventure activities. To reach St. Lucia visitors can take a flight. St. Lucia has two main airports; one the Hewanorra Airport in Vieux Fort (UVF) and the other is George Charles (Vigie) Airport (SLU) near Castries. The international flights land at the Hewanorra Airport whereas flights from within Caribbean land at the George FL Charles Airport. The Hewanorra International Airport is located at an isolated part of the island whereas George FL Charles Airport is situated close to several tourist attractions. Travelers from New York, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Montreal and Toronto can fly directly to St. Lucia. Visitors traveling from other parts can get a connection from Barbados, Miami or Puerto Rico. Both the airports are managed by, Saint Lucia Air and Seaports Authority (SLASPA). Visitors landing at Hewanorra can find major tourist resorts at just an hour drive from the airport. The Hewanorra International Airport offers duty free shops, chemist shop and gift shops inside departure lounge and also has rental and taxi services. The airport also has disability assistance to make transit easy for passengers. There are a number of restaurants and cafeterias in the Hewanorra International Airport. However, there is no authenticity that the food outlets provide Halal food. Within the airport there is also a bank that provides several financial services like ATM and bureau de change. The George F. L. Charles Airport located 2Km from Castries has been built along the Vigie Beach and is also popularly called as the Vigie Airport. Visitors can find facilities like car rentals, taxi services, tourism desk, banking services and duty-free shops inside the departure lounge. The airport has restaurants and cafeterias but the authenticity of the food being Halal is not assured.