6+ Reasons You Should Fly into Montserrat on Your First Visit

Contrary to popular belief there are two ways you can get to our beautiful island. There is daily air travel, and a ferry service operates several times a week (Frequency varies depending on the time of year). However, may we suggest that if this will be your first visit to Montserrat, you do so by air and here are six reasons why.

The View

You will never smile as much as when you see Montserrat’s peaks revealed. Some days they may be covered with clouds but more often than not, you will get a good look at our signature hills whether you arrive in the morning or at dusk.

Tick Flying in a Small Plane off of your Bucket List.

We are currently serviced by two airlines, both of which use seven-seater aircrafts.

It’s a Very Short Flight.

You get to Montserrat in 20 minutes, vs the 90 it takes on the ferry.

Green will Be your New Favourite Colour.

Montserrat is very green and we believe you will discover a few new shades you have never seen before.

The Thrill.

You are an undercover thrill seeker and landing at the John A. Osborne will give you the kick you’ve been looking for. The pilots are very skilled and you will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience on one of the shortest runways in the world.

Breathtaking Views

This is different than number one. Here’s why. Now that you are even closer to Montserrat and no matter which approach your pilot takes you are going to be in awe of the beauty below you.

John A. Osborne Airport has the 6th shortest commercial runway in the world.

Land on the 6th Smallest Commercial Runway in the World

This one is from a fan Jay Eatz. You get to land on the 6th shortest commercial runway in the world (and if you do Saba, Barbuda and St Barth’s you could knock off 4/7) off the list as well. Check out our list of Shortest runways in the Caribbean.

BONUS – You will have one or two experiences on an inbound flight.

Either you will strike up a conversation with the person next to you who is as excited to be heading to Montserrat or you will feel like you are in your own private ride and can selfishly express how it good it feels to be flying to the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean.

We hope you visit soon.