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Grand Bahama International Airport
IATA: FPO – ICAO: MYGF
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Grand Bahama Airport Company
Location Freeport, Bahamas
Elevation AMSL 7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 26°33′31.27″N 078°41′43.99″W / 26.5586861°N 78.6955528°W / 26.5586861; -78.6955528Coordinates: 26°33′31.27″N 078°41′43.99″W / 26.5586861°N 78.6955528°W / 26.5586861; -78.6955528
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
06/24 11,019 3,359 Asphalt

Grand Bahama International Airport (IATA: FPO, ICAO: MYGF) is a private airport located in Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama in the Bahamas. Grand Bahama International Airport is one of two Bahamian Airports that has US Border Pre-clearance facilities.

Airlines and destinations

Airlines Destinations
American Eagle Miami
Bahamasair Fort Lauderdale, Nassau
Bimini Island Air [1] Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach
Blue Panorama Milan [seasonal]
Continental Connection operated by Gulfstream International Airlines Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach
Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines Atlanta
Delta Connection operated by Comair New York-JFK
Delta Connection operated by Pinnacle Airlines Atlanta
Flamingo Air Moore's Island, Great Harbour Cay
Regional Air [2] Bimini, Walker's Cay, Treasure Cay, Marsh Harbour, North Eleuthra
Sky Bahamas Nassau, Providenciales
US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines Charlotte [seasonal]
Western Air Nassau
WestJet Toronto [seasonal]

Accidents and incidents

  • On 12 November 1964, Lockheed Lodestar N171Q stalled after take-off and was destroyed by fire in the subsequent crash, killing all four people on board.
  • On 22 November 1966, de Havilland DH.125 N235KC of Florida Commuter Airlines crashed into the sea 7.3 kilometres (3.9 nmi) off Grand Bahamas during an illegal flight from Miami, Florida.
  • On 24 November 1979, Convair 440-86 N444JM of Mackey International Airlines was on an international non-scheduled passenger flight to Fort Lauderdale International Airport when the starboard engine caught fire just after take-off. On approach to Grand Bahamas International, the engine fell off. On landing, the aircraft departed the runway and ended up in the sea. All 46 people on board escaped from the aircraft.
  • On 12 September 1980, Douglas DC-3A N75KW of Florida Commuter Airlines, operating a scheduled international passenger flight from West Palm Beach International Airport, Palm Beach, Florida, United States to Grand Bahama International Airport crashed into the sea 6.5 kilometres (3.5 nmi) off West End. All 34 on board were killed.
  • On 20 July 2000, Douglas C-47A N54AA of Allied Air Freight suffered an engine failure on take-off from Grand Bahama International Airport on a cargo flight to Nassau International Airport, Bahamas. The aircraft crashed while attempting to return to Grand Bahama International and was destroyed. Both crew were killed.


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General Info
Country Bahamas, The
ICAO ID MYGF
Time UTC-5(-4DT)
Latitude 26.558686
26° 33' 31.27" N
Longitude -78.695553
078° 41' 43.99" W
Elevation 7 feet
2 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 006° W (05/06)
Beacon Yes
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Island Group Grand Bahama I
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS
International Clearance Status Airport of Entry
Daylight Saving Time Second Sunday in March at 0200 to first Sunday in November at 0200 local time (Exception Arizona and that portion of Indiana in the Eastern Time Zone)


Communications
TWR 118.5
GND 121.7
APP 126.5


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
06/24 11019 x 151 feet
3359 x 46 meters
ASPHALT 059FCWT YES


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME ZFP FREEPORT 079X 113.2 At Field -


Supplies/Equipment
Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

100/130 MIL Spec, low lead, aviation gasoline (BLUE)


Remarks
CAUTION Four twr lctd vcnty of arpt fr 120' to 220'.WIP. A bird activity control programis ongoing at the aerodrome to lessen the risk of bird strikes. A Wingaway BirdAlarm System is in use.
FUEL (NC-100LL, A1)



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