Lynden Pindling International Airport
, formerly known as Nassau International Airport
, is the largest airport
in the Bahamas
, and the largest international gateway into the country.
It is a major hub for Bahamasair
and is located towards the west of New Providence
island near the capital city of Nassau
. Due to a large amount of flights to the United States
, the airport contains U.S. Border preclearance
facilities allowing all US flights to operate as domestic flights upon arrival at their destination.
The name of the airport was officially changed on July 6, 2006 in honor of The Right Honourable Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling
(22 March 1930 – 25 August 2000), first Prime Minister
of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
. Sir Lynden is hailed as the Father of the Nation, having led the Bahamas
to Majority Rule
in 1967 as well as Independence
from the United Kingdom
Expansion and renovations
Currently, the airport has 2 runways, more than 30 gates and of terminal space. With more than 3 million passengers and 92,000 takeoffs and landings in 2008, the airport had reached its capacity and its facilities were outdated and insufficient.
In 2006, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) entered a 10-year management agreement with YVR Airport Services Ltd. (YVRAS) to manage, operate and redevelop the airport.
The redevelopment aims to update the airport facilities to world-class standards and... Read More