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Lynden Pindling International Airport
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IATA: NASICAO: MYNN
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Government of The Bahamas
Location Nassau, Bahamas
Elevation AMSL 16 ft / 5 m
Coordinates 25°02′20″N 077°27′58″W / 25.03889°N 77.46611°W / 25.03889; -77.46611
Website www.nas.bs
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,358 11,018 Asphalt
09/27 2,537 8,324 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1][2]

Lynden Pindling International Airport (IATA: NASICAO: MYNN), 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, as he was affectionately called, 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 in 1973.

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Redevelopment

Citing the need to improve the City of Nassau and the city's, and the nation's, overall tourism product, the Government of the Bahamas created the Nassau Airport development Company, a partnership between the Bahamas Government and Vancouver Airport Services of Canada.

On September 17th 2007, the redevelopment plan was unveiled to the Government and the public, highlighting the creation of new terminals and technology which make the Lynden Pindling International Airport the most efficient in the Bahamas/Caribbean region. Upon total completion, it is proposed that the airport will be able to handle up to the superjumbo Airbus A-380.

Highlight of the redevelopment plans stated by the Nassau Airport Development Company

Airlines and destinations

The busy United States departures terminal at Lynden Pindling International Airport. More than half of the airport's international flights are to and from the United States.
Airlines Destinations
Abaco Air Marsh Harbour
Aerogaviota Holguin
Air Jamaica Kingston, Montego Bay
Air Canada Montréal-Trudeau [seasonal], Toronto-Pearson
Air Turks and Caicos Providenciales
AirTran Airways Atlanta, Baltimore, Orlando
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth
American Eagle Miami [begins April 6]
American Eagle operated by Executive Air Miami
Bahamasair Arthur's Town, Crooked Island, Deadman's Cay, Fort Lauderdale, Freeport, George Town, Governor's Harbour, Havana, Inagua, Mangrove Cay, Marsh Harbour, Mayaguana, Miami, North Eleuthera, Orlando, Providenciales, Rock Sound, San Salvador (Bahamas), Santiago de los Caballeros [seasonal], Santo Domingo [seasonal], Spring Point, The Bight, Treasure Cay
British Airways Grand Cayman, London-Heathrow, Providenciales
CanJet Toronto-Pearson
Cat Island Air Arthur's Town, Great Harbour Cay, Rum Cay, The Bight
City Link Air Jacksonville [begins second quarter 2010]
Condor Frankfurt [ends October 29]
Continental Airlines Houston-Intercontinental [seasonal], Newark
Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines Cleveland [seasonal], Houston-Intercontinental [seasonal], Newark
Continental Connection operated by Gulfstream International Airlines Fort Lauderdale, Miami
Cubana de Aviación Havana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta, Detroit [seasonal], New York-LaGuardia
Flamingo Air Black Point, Farmer's Car, Staniel Cay
JetBlue Airways Boston, Fort Lauderdale, New York-JFK, Orlando
Pineapple Air Chub Cay, Colonel Hill, Deadman's Cay, Spring Point, Stella Maris
Sky Bahamas Bimini, Freeport, George Town, Marsh Harbour
Skyservice Toronto-Pearson
Southern Air Charter Deadman's Cay, Governor's Harbour, North Eleuthera, Stella Maris
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale
Thomson Airways Manchester [seasonal]
US Airways Boston [seasonal], Charlotte, New York-LaGuardia [seasonal], Philadelphia, Washington-Reagan
Western Air Andros Town, Bimini, Congo Town, Freeport, George Town, Mangrove Cay, San Andros, Marsh Harbor
WestJet Calgary [seasonal], Toronto-Pearson
XL Airways France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Varadero [both seasonal]

References

  1. ^ Airport information for MYNN at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.. Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ Airport information for NAS at Great Circle Mapper. Source: DAFIF (effective Oct. 2006).

Trivia

During World War II,it was known as Windsor Field used by the Royal Air Force Transferring Fighter and Bomber aircraft such as the B-17, B-24, and the P-40 from New Providence to Italian, North African and European Theatres of War and as a station for Consolidated Liberator I and North American Mitchell patrol bombers combatting the U-Boat threat.

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