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The major attraction of the Bahamas country is the beautiful islands. There are more than 700 islands attracting visitors in a great number. Each island of the Bahamas features unique charm and attractions, and the various airports in this country play a vital role in connecting visitors to these beautiful destinations.

In this informative blog, we will explore all the amazing airports in the Bahamas, including major international airports like Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, and Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport, as well as small regional airports.

We will go through the services, amenities, infrastructures, and tips for navigating each airport. If you are planning a vacation to the Bahamas, or are just interested in exploring its aviation market, this article could be the perfect starting point.

What are the major airports in the Bahamas?

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There are more than 30 airports in the Bahamas including international airports, regional airports, and several smaller airfields. International airports in the country are responsible for connecting to various destinations across the world.

Besides, regional airports throughout the Bahamas offer access to various islands and smaller destinations.

Now, let’s explore all the major airports in the Bahamas.

Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA)

Lynden Pindling Int’l Airport (ICAO: MYNN, IATA: NAS) is the largest international airport in the Bahamas. It is operated by Nassau Airport Development Company and serves as a primary hub for Bahamasair, Western Air, and Pineapple Air.

LPIA sits at an elevation of 16 ft (5 m) above mean sea level (AMSL), and serves Nassau, the capital and largest city of the Bahamas. Over 20 national, and foreign airlines operate flights to and from this airport connecting domestic, and international routes.

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LPIA Infrastructures

Lynden Pindling Airport is equipped with two asphalt runways: RWY 14/32, and RWY 10/28. Runway 14/32 is 3,358 meters (11,017 ft) long while Runway 10/28 is 2,537 meters long (8,323 ft).

The airport infrastructure holds three terminal buildings featuring three levels. Ground Level (A), U.S/International Arrivals (B), and U.S. Departures (C) are 3 levels of the LPIA terminals.

The Ground Level facility serves domestic and international departures, and domestic arrivals. The second terminal building handles U.S./international arrivals while the third one is allocated for U.S. Departures.

Services offered by LPIA

  • Baggage Service
  • Security Screening
  • Travel Information Service
  • Customs & Immigration Services
  • Parking Facility
  • Shopping & Dining Options
  • Self-Service Kiosks
  • Duty-Free
  • Car Rental Services
  • Ground Transporation, and more.
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Shopping Options – Adorn, Bahama Pearl, Caribbean Lighthouse, Dufry Caribbean Bahamas, Hudson, My Ocean, Piranha Joe, Sun Time, Travel & Luggage Centre, Uniquely Bahamian, 700 Wines & Spirits, My Ocean, and more.

Dining Options – Bootleggers Bar, Dunkin Donuts, Parma Pizzeria, Quiznos, Rhum Runners, Rhythm Cafe, Starbucks, Sushi Rokkan, TCBY, Wendy’s Domestic, and KFC Express.

Airport Lounge – The Lignum Club Lounge, and Graycliff Airport Lounge

Airlines Operating at LPIA Airport

Air Canada, Caribbean Airlines, American Airlines, Bahamasair, British Airways, Copa Airlines, Delta Air Lines, FlamingoAir, InterCaribbean, JetBlue, LeAir, Pineapple Air, Silver Airways, Southern Air, Southwest Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, United Airlines, Western Air, and WestJet are the airlines operating regular commercial flights to and from LPIA Airport.

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AIRLINES AT LPIA AIRPORTDESTINATIONS
Air CanadaToronto–Pearson
Seasonal Routes: Montreal–Trudeau
Caribbean AirlinesKingston–Norman Manley
American AirlinesCharlotte, Philadelphia, and Miami
Seasonal Routes: Chicago–O’Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Washington–National
BahamasairCap-Haitien, Colonel Hill, Deadman’s Cay, Fort Lauderdale, Freeport, George Town, Governor’s Harbour, Havana, Marsh Harbour, Matthew Town, Mayaguana, Miami, North Eleuthera, Orlando, Providenciales, Rock Sound, San Salvador, Spring Point
British AirwaysLondon–Heathrow, and Grand Cayman
Copa AirlinesPanama City–Tocumen
Delta Air LinesNew York–JFK, and Atlanta
Seasonal Routes: Boston
Flamingo AirStaniel Cay, Great Harbour Cay, Black Point, and Mangrove Cay
interCaribbeanProvidenciales
JetBlueBoston, New York–JFK, New York–LaGuardia, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and Washington–National
Seasonal Route: Newark
LeAirGreat Harbour Cay, Mangrove Cay, and Andros Town
Pineapple AirNorth Eleuthera, and Governors Harbour
Silver AirwaysTampa, and Fort Lauderdale
Southern AirStella Maris, Deadman’s Cay, Governor’s Harbour, and North Eleuthera
Southwest AirlinesFort Lauderdale
Seasonal Route: Baltimore
Sunwing AirlinesMontreal–Trudeau, and Toronto–Pearson
United AirlinesNewark
Seasonal Routes: Chicago–O’Hare, Denver, Washington–Dulles, Cleveland, and Houston–Intercontinental
Western AirCongo Town, Fort Lauderdale, Freeport, George Town, Marsh Harbour, New Bight, San Andros, South Bimini
WestJetToronto–Pearson
Seasonal Route: Calgary

Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO)

Grand Bahama Int’l Airport (ICAO: MYGF, IATA: FPO) is also among the major international airports in the Bahamas located in Freeport (a city, district, and free trade zone on the island of Grand Bahama).

The airport is operated by the Freeport Airport Development Company and serves as a major hub for Western Air, and Flamingo Air. A total of 7 passenger airlines, and 2 cargo operators conduct regular flights to and from this airport connecting to various domestic, and U.S. destinations.

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FPO Airport Infrastructure

Grand Bahama Airport features a single asphalt runway with the designation RWY 06/24 which is 3,360 meters long, and 46 meter wide (11,020 ft by 151 ft).

Regarding the airport infrastructure, there are two terminals at FPO Airport responsible for handling domestic, and international flights.

Services offered by FPO Airport

  • Baggage Service
  • Security Screening
  • Ground Transportation
  • ATMs
  • Shopping & Dining Options
  • Pre-Clearance Immigration
  • Communication Facilities
  • Accessibility Service for Disabled Travelers
  • Terminal Parking Facility
  • Car Rental Facility, and more.

Airlines operating at Grand Bahama Airport

American Airlines, Bahamasair, Flamingo Air, Neos, Silver Airways, Sunwing Airlines, and Western Air operate commercial passenger flights from FPO to various domestic as well as international destinations. The cargo operators at the airport are IBC Airways, and FedEx Feeder both connecting Miami International Airport (MIA).

AIRLINES AT FPO AIRPORTDESTINATIONS
American AirlinesCharlotte, and Miami
BahamasairFort Lauderdale, Raleigh/Durham, and Nassau
Seasonal Route: Orlando
Flamingo AirSouth Bimini, and Marsh Harbour
Silver AirwaysFort Lauderdale
Sunwing AirlinesMontreal–Trudeau, and Toronto–Pearson
Western AirNassau

Leonard M. Thompson International Airport (MHH)

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Marsh Harbour International Airport was the earlier name for the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport (ICAO: MYAM, IATA: MHH) which serves Marsh Harbour, a town in the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas.

The airport is owned by the Bahamas Government, and operated by the Department of Civil Aviation. A total of 6 commercial airlines operate regular passenger flights to and from the airport connecting Nassau, and several routes in Florida, Atlanta, Charlotte, and Miami.

MHH Infrastructure

Leonard M. Thompson Airport is equipped with a single asphalt runway RWY 09/27 which measures 1,859.3 m x 30 m (6,100 ft x 98 ft).

The 51,000-square-foot airport terminal accommodates 22 counter positions, a baggage screening system, a pilot briefing room, shops, restaurants, parking, and other basic terminal services.

Airlines Operating at MHH Airport

American Airlines, Bahamasair, Delta Air Lines, Flamingo Air, Silver Airways, and Western Air are the major airlines responsible for operating passenger flights to and from Leonard M. Thompson International Airport.

AIRLINES AT MHH AIRPORTDESTINATIONS
American AirlinesMiami
Seasonal Route: Charlotte
BahamasairNassau, and West Palm Beach
Delta Air LinesAtlanta
Flamingo AirFreeport
Silver AirwaysFort Lauderdale, and Tamp
Western AirNassau

Exuma International Airport (GGT)

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Exuma Int’l Airport (ICAO: MYEF, IATA: GGT) is another important airport in the Bahamas that is located near Moss Town, northwest of George Town. It is a public-use airport serving the Great Exuma, a district of the Bahamas consisting of 365+ islands.

The elevation of the Exuma Airport is 9 ft (3 m) AMSL. 7 commercial airlines operate passenger flights from Exuma connecting domestic, and U.S. destinations.

GGT Airport Infrastructure

Exuma International Airport is equipped with a single asphalt runway RWY 12/30 which measures 2,149 m x 46 m (7,051 ft by 151 ft).

Services offered by Exuma Airport

  • Baggage Service
  • Security Screening
  • Shopping & Dining Options
  • Departure Lounge
  • Kermits Lounge
  • Car Rental Services
  • Airport Parking Facility

Airlines Operating at Exuma Airport

The seven airlines serving Exuma International Airport are Air Canada, American Airlines, Bahamasair, Delta Air Lines, Silver Airways, Sky Bahamas, and Western Air.

AIRLINES AT EXUMA AIRPORTDESTINATIONS
Air CanadaToronto–Pearson
American AirlinesCharlotte, and Miami
BahamasairNassau
Delta Air LinesAtlanta, and Fort Lauderdale
Silver AirwaysFort Lauderdale
Sky BahamasairNassau
Western AirNassau

North Eleuthera Airport (ICAO: MYEH, IATA: ELH)

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North Eleuthera Airport is also one of the airports in the Bahamas country that serves the outlying islands of Harbour Island, and Spanish Wells.

The airport sits at an elevation of 13 ft (4 m) AMSL, and features an asphalt runway with the designation RWY 07/25 (1,835 meters long).

Airlines Operating at Eleuthera Airport

American Airlines, Bahamas Air, Delta Air Lines, Pineapple Air, Silver Airways, and Southern Air Charter are the carriers connecting Eleuthera to several destinations.

AIRLINES AT ELEUTHERA AIRPORTDESTINATIONS
American AirlinesCharlotte, and Miami
BahamasairGovernor’s Harbour, Rock Sound, and Nassau
Delta Air LinesAtlanta
Pineapple AirNassau, and Governor’s Harbour
Silver AirwaysFort Lauderdale
Southern Air CharterNassau

Governor’s Harbour Airport (ICAO: MYEM, IATA: GHB)

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It’s a public airport located in Governor’s Harbour (a principal settlement and administrative center in Eleuthera). Among the three airports on Eleuthera, Governor’s Harbour Airport (GHB) is the second most active airfield.

The airport features a single asphalt runway RWY 15/33 that is 2,446 m (8,025 ft) long.

Airlines Operating at GHB

A total of 4 airlines serve Governor’s Harbour Airport including Bahamasair, Pineapple Air, Silver Airways, and Southern Air Charter.

AIRLINES AT GHBDESTINATIONS
BahamasairNassau
Pineapple AirNassu, and North Eleuthera
Silver AirwaysFort Lauderdale
Southern Air CharterNassau

San Salvador Airport (ICAO: MYSM, IATA: ZSA)

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Also known as Cockburn Town Airport, the San Salvador Airport (ZSA) is located on San Salvador Island, Bahamas. It is a public airport that facilitates passenger flights.

The airport is situated at an elevation of 24 ft (7 m) AMSL, and is equipped with an asphalt runway RWY 10/28 (2,438 meters long).

Airlines Operating at ZSA

Air Canada Rogue, Air Caraibes, and Bahamasair serve San Salvador Airport with flights to domestic, and international routes.

AIRLINES AT ZSADESTINATIONS
Air Canada RogueMontreal–Trudeau
Air CaraibesParis–Orly (Seasonal Route)
BahamasairNassau, Rock Sound, and Deadman’s Cay

Stella Maris Airport (ICAO: MYLS, IATA: SML)

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Located near Stella Maris on Long Island in the Bahamas, Stella Maris Airport (SML) serves the Long Island area connecting to Nassau, and Deadman’s Cay.

SML is situated at an elevation of 10 ft (3 m) AMSL, and features an asphalt runway RWY 13/31 measuring 1,219 m x 23 m (3,999 ft x 75 ft).

Southern Air Charter is the only airline currently serving Stella Maris Airport as it connects the resort town to Deadman’s Cay, and Nassau.

Other Airports in the Bahamas

Rock Sound Airport (ICAO: MYER, IATA: RSD)

  • Location – Rock Sound, South Eleuthera District
  • Airlines – Bahamasair
  • Destinations – George Town, Governor’s Harbour, Nassau, and San Salvador

Deadman’s Cay Airport (ICAO: MYLD, IATA: LGI)

  • Location – Deadman’s Cay on Long Island
  • Airlines – Bahamasair, and Southern Air Charter
  • Destinations – Bahamasair (Nassau, San Salvador), Southern Air Charter (Nassau, Stella Maris)

South Andros Airport (ICAO: MYAF, IATA: TZN)

  • Location – Near Congo Town in South Andros
  • Airlines – Western Air
  • Destinations – Nassau

Great Harbour Cay Airport (ICAO: MYBG, IATA: GHC)

  • Location – Great Harbour Cay, Berry Islands
  • Airlines – Flamingo Air, and LeAir
  • Destinations – Flamingo Air (Nassau), LeAir (Nassau)

Andros Town Airport (ICAO: MYAF, IATA: ASD)

  • Location – Andros Town, Andros Island
  • Airlines – LeAir
  • Destinations – Nassau

Mayaguana Airport (ICAO: MYMM, IATA: MYG)

  • Location – Mayaguana, Easternmost Island of the Bahamas
  • Airlines – Bahamasair
  • Destinations – Nassau, and Inagua

Inagua Airport (ICAO: MYIG, IATA: IGA)

  • Location – Matthew Town, Great Inagua Island
  • Airlines – Bahamasair
  • Destinations – Nassau, and Mayaguana

List of some more airports in the Bahamas

As we discussed above, there are more than 30 airports in the Bahamas country. The airports we mentioned above are the important ones. However, there are several other small airports serving flights to domestic destinations.

Here is the list of remaining airports in the Bahamas.

  • Treasure Cay Airport (TCB)
  • Walker’s Cay Airport (WKR)
  • Spring Point Airport (AXP)
  • Clarence A. Bain Airport (MAY)
  • Chub Cay International Airport (CCZ)
  • South Bimini Airport (BIM)
  • Cat Cay Airport (CXY)
  • Arthur’s Town Airport (ATC)
  • New Bight Airport (TBI)
  • Colonel Hill Airport (Colonel Hill)
  • North Eleuthera Airport (ELH)
  • Norman’s Cay Airport (NMC)
  • Staniel Cay Airport (TYM)
  • West End Airport (WTD)
  • Dunca Town Airport (DCT)
  • Port Nelson Airport (RCY)

Conclusion on Airports in the Bahamas

As we come to the end of this blog, we explored more than 10 amazing airports in the Bahamas country that play a vital role in connecting tourists/visitors to the stunning islands and alluring destinations.

Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, and Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport are the two major international airports in the Bahamas that are responsible for handling maximum air traffic to and from the country. Other regional, and public-use airports offer commercial as well as private air services for travelers.

With the ongoing development of new airports and upgrades to existing facilities, the future of aviation in the Bahamas looks promising, and we can expect even more convenient and enjoyable travel experiences in the years to come.

If you are traveling soon to the Bahamas, you can make the most of your travel by referring to this blog.

FAQs on Airports in the Bahamas

What airport do you fly into for the Bahamas?

Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) in Nassau is the main international airport in the Bahamas. It is the largest airport in the Bahamas and is served by major airlines around the world. This airport is the popular entry point for travelers however, other international airports like Grand Bahama, and Exuma International Airport might be convenient for travelers depending on their final destination. Besides, there are various other regional, and public airports across the Bahamas offering access to the several islands, and smaller routes. 

How many airports do the Bahamas have?

There are more than 20 airports in the Bahamas country, and several other smaller airports, and airstrips. The key international airports include Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau, and Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport.

What is the cheapest airport in the Bahamas?

When flying into the Bahamas country, your travel cost may depend on number of factors such as the time of year, airlines, destination, and so on. In general, major international airports such as Lynden Pindling International Airport, and Grand Bahama International Airport tend to be more expensive compared to regional airports.

Are there two airports in Nassau?

Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), and Nassau Paradise Island Airport (PID) are the two airports in Nassau. LPIA is the major international airport whereas PID is a small airport located on Paradise Island.

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Suman Karki
Suman Karki is the founder of the AviaTech Channel blog and YouTube Channel. He is a passionate aviation enthusiast and holds experience working as a Ground Operations Officer for Swissport International. He is currently serving as a Flight Data Feeder for FlightAware (a US-based company for Flight Tracking). Besides, he has worked as an aviation content editor for various aviation media.

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