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Fort de France Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Fort de France Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

When we arrived, we asked a security member if it was allowed to stay over night in the airport. He answered that it’s forbidden, but that sometimes they will let some people stay if, eg, they have a very early flight. – a traveller

Airport Overview

fort de france airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Fort de France Airport.

What to Expect

Fort de France Airport has a small, older terminal. A current expansion and modernization project is expected to be complete in 2020. Facilities include a few eateries and shops, though none are open 24 hours. WiFi is free but you may need a local or international phone number to connect.

Where to Sleep

The airport closes nightly from 10:00PM until 7:00AM, but an old review reports that you may be able to spend the night if you speak with the right airport staff. Still, it’s best to have a back-up plan. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are nearby. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s website.

Air France Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, Airside. Corsair Grand Lodge Lounge. Location: Main Terminal, Airside.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Fort de France Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Centre International de Sejour Martinique – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Karibea Valmeniere Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Hotel La Pagerie – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Fort de France Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Fort de France Airport.  Connect to the “FREEWIFIFDF ” network.  You will need to provide your name and phone number (including international code).

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: on the ground floor, opposite Doors E and F • parking lot outside of the airport, in front of Door D.

Currency Exchange – Currency Exchange – Location: Landside, near Door E. Hours: 7:15AM – 12:00PM and 1:00PM – 5:30PM (Monday) • 7:15AM – 7:00PM (Tuesday – Saturday) • 9:00AM – 12:00PM and 2:30PM – 6:00PM (Sunday – Holidays).

Duty Free & Shopping – Dufry duty-free store is available airside, along with a news stand. A small variety of gift and souvenirs shops are available landside.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food options include: Air Lounge Cafe • At Maimaine • Baguet Shop • Burger King • Paradise Ice • The Hummingbird • Trois Rivieres Rum Bar.

Information Desk – SAMAC Information Desk Location: Between Doors C and D. Hours: 7:00AM – 10:00PM. FMOTSI Information Desk Location: Between Doors C and D. Hours: 8:00AM – 10:00PM (Mon-Sat) and 3:00PM – 10:00PM (Sun).

Luggage Storage & Lockers – E-Dreams offers a variety of storage services including storage. Location: in a separate building near Parking P2. Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM and according to flights schedules when required. Rates: unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Protect Bag also provides luggage weighing services. Location: near Door A. Hours: 2:30PM – last flight departure. Rates: Unknown.

Medical Center – Urgent and emergency medical care is available at the airport Medical Center. Location: Unknown. Hours: 6:00AM – 11:00PM.

Fort de France Airport mobile charging
(Photo courtesy of a Guest Traveller / 15 Nov 2019)

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us that mobile charging is available.  “There are charging bays with coded locks by the wall in the middle part of terminal building. Provided by EDF and free to use. ” (November 2019)

Pharmacy – Location: Ground Floor. Hours: 7:00AM – 12:00AM.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Salon Services – Pamper yourself as you wait for your flight to board:

  • Manicures – The Bar à Ongles offers manicure services. Location: Airside, near Dufry Duty Free. Hours: unknown.
  • Massages – Thierry Relax offers a variety of massages. Location: Airside. Hours: 4:00PM – 9:00PM (Mon – Fri only).

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00AM – 10:00PM.

Airlines

As of November 2018, Fort de France airport is served by the following airlines: Air Antilles • Air Canada • Air Caraïbes • Air France • Air Transat • American Airlines • Condor • Corsair • Cubana • Level • LIAT • Norwegian.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite in the Arrivals Hall: Auloc • Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Jumbo Car • Payless • Rent-a-Car.

Taxis

Metered taxis are available for hire at Area D of the Arrivals zone.

Last updated: 2019-03-09

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.