Saba has the shortest commercial runway in the world, which makes it a rather challenging destination for airplanes. Additionally, the high winds interfere with the flights as well. And to complete the picture, Saba gets about 25,000 visitors annually. All these facts combined lead to rather expensive airfare.
Airports and Airlines
Saba’s airport, Juancho E. Yrausquin Airport is not suited to accommodate long-haul flights. A single Caribbean airline, Winward Islands Airways –better known as WinAir- has about 5 flights per day from St.Maarten into Saba, weather permitting.
If you depart from US, you can book the entire flight via any of the major US airlines, including Delta, Continental, American and US Airways, although the last leg of the flight will be on WinAir.
If you depart from Europe, you need to fly into St.Maarten and then arrange locally to get a flight to Saba. You can fly into St.Maarten either from London or Amsterdam.
Tips to get a cheap ticket to Saba
Since there is a single airline serving the island it’s very difficult to get any cheap ticket. Your best bet is to book way in advance.
Also please note that except for the Hurricane season, Saba is not that seasonal and doesn’t get the resort traffic like other islands.