Princess Juliana International Airport

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Princess Juliana International Airport
Low approach of a Boeing 747-400 at TNCM.
Low approach of a Boeing 747-400 at TNCM.
Type Public
Owner Princess Juliana Int'l Airport Holding Company N.V.
City Sint Maarten (St. Martin)
Runway Length Material
10/28 2350 m Asphalt
Airport Overview

Princess Juliana International Airport (IATA: SXM, ICAO: TNCM) serves the Dutch part of the island of Sint Maarten (French: Saint-Martin). It is the second busiest airport in the Eastern Caribbean, after Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is named after Juliana of the Netherlands, who was crown princess when the airport opened.


The airport is famous for its short runway — at only 2,180 metres (7,200 ft), it is barely long enough for heavy jets to land. Therefore, incoming airplanes approaching the island on short final for Runway 10 have to fly extremely low, passing only 10-20 meters (30-60 ft.) over relaxing tourists on Maho Beach.


Princess Juliana Airport is available via TerraSync, featuring a current airport layout as well as several custom 3d models.

FlightGear Community

Pilots of the Caribbean used this airport.
Princess Juliana Intl was the base for Island Virtual Airways.

Atlas Virtual Airlines intends to fly flights to Princess Juliana.