Gustaf III Airport
|Gustaf III Airport
Saint Barthélemy Airport
St. Jean Airport
Aérodrome de St Jean
|IATA: SBH – ICAO: TFFJ|
|Operator||Mairie de St Barthélemy|
|Elevation AMSL||48 ft / 15 m|
Source: French AIP
Gustaf III Airport (IATA: SBH, ICAO: TFFJ), also known as Saint Barthélemy Airport, sometimes as St. Jean Airport (French: 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 1784 (it was sold back to France in 1878).
In 1984, Swedish Minister of Communications, Hans Gustafsson, inaugurated the terminal building of the Gustaf III Airport.
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 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; departing planes fly right over the heads of sunbathers (although small signs advise sunbathers not to lie directly at the end of the runway). The airport is located in the island's second-largest town, St. Jean.
Airlines and destinations
|Air Antilles Express||Pointe-à-Pitre|
|St Barth Commuter||Antigua, Sint Maarten, Saint Martin|
|Tradewind Aviation||Antigua, Saint Thomas, San Juan|
World's Top 10 Airport Approaches
- PDF). AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 11 Dec 2014. (
- Great Circle Mapper – Gustaf III Airport (SBH / TFFJ)
- Most Extreme Airports; The History Channel; 26 August 2010
- Photographs taken at Gustaf III Airport at Airliners.net
- Dramatic final pictures taken at Gustaf III Airport at Airliners.net
- Accident history for SBH at Aviation Safety Network