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Lynden Pindling International Airport

Location of the Lynden Pindling International Airport
Airport type Public
Operator Government of The Bahamas
Serves Nassau
Location Nassau, Bahamas
Hub for Bahamasair
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
Direction Length Surface
m ft
14/32 3,358 11,018 Asphalt
09/27 2,537 8,324 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Lynden Pindling International Airport (IATA: NAS, ICAO: 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 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.

Expansion and renovations

Currently, the airport has 2 runways, more than 30 gates and 482,000 square feet (44,800 m) of terminal space. With more than 3 million passengers and 92,000 takeoffs and landings in 2008, the airport has reached its capacity and its facilities are outdated and insufficient.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 expand terminal capacity. It will be carried out in three stages. The first stage includes the design and construction of a new 247,000-square-foot (22,900 m) U.S Departures Terminal. This stage is currently underway and has a budget of $198.1 million. Stage 2 consists of the complete renovation of the current U.S terminal, to serve as the new U.S/International Arrivals Terminal, with a budget of $127.9 million. Stage 3 involves the design and construction of a new 112,000-square-foot (10,400 m) domestic arrivals and departures terminal, as well as an International Departures Terminal at the location of the existing International Arrivals Hall. This last stage will cost $83.5 million.

Once complete, the $409.5 million invested will result in 585,000 square feet (54,300 m) of terminal space, a 21% increase, as well as the ability to accommodate 50% more passengers. It will also include the addition of 34 gates, including one capable of handling the Airbus A380. In all, this will provide the airport with a capacity to serve more than 5 million passengers annually.

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.
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 and destinations

Airlines Destinations
Abaco Air Marsh Harbour
Aerogaviota Holguin
Air Canada Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Montréal-Trudeau
Air Turks and Caicos Providenciales
AirTran Airways Atlanta, Baltimore, Orlando
American Airlines Dallas/Fort Worth
American Eagle Miami
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, Kingston, Mangrove Cay, Marsh Harbour, Mayaguana, Miami, North Eleuthera, Orlando, Providenciales, Rock Sound, San Salvador (Bahamas), Spring Point, The Bight, Treasure Cay
Seasonal: Santiago de los Caballeros, Santo Domingo
British Airways Grand Cayman, London-Heathrow, Providenciales
CanJet Toronto-Pearson
Caribbean Airlines operated by Air Jamaica Kingston
Cat Island Air Arthur's Town, Great Harbour Cay, Rum Cay, The Bight
Condor Frankfurt [ends October 29]
Continental Airlines Newark
Seasonal: Houston-Intercontinental
Continental Express operated by ExpressJet Airlines Newark
Seasonal: Cleveland, Houston-Intercontinental
Continental Connection operated by Gulfstream International Airlines Fort Lauderdale, Miami, West PalmBeach
Cubana de Aviación Havana
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Seasonal: Detroit
Delta Connection operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines Atlanta
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
Southern Air Charter Deadman's Cay, Governor's Harbour, North Eleuthera, Stella Maris
Spirit Airlines Fort Lauderdale
US Airways Charlotte, Philadelphia, Washington-Reagan
Seasonal: Boston, New York-LaGuardia
Western Air Andros Town, Bimini, Congo Town, Freeport, George Town, Kingston, Mangrove Cay, Montego Bay, San Andros, Marsh Harbor
WestJet Toronto-Pearson
Seasonal: Calgary

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General Info
Country Bahamas, The
Time UTC-5(-4DT)
Latitude 25.038958
25° 02' 20.25" N
Longitude -77.466231
077° 27' 58.43" W
Elevation 16 feet
5 meters
Type Civil
Magnetic Variation 007° W (05/06)
Beacon Yes
Alternate Name NASSAU INTL
Island Group New Providence I
Operating Hours 24 HOUR OPERATIONS
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)

UNICOM 123.0
TWR 119.5
RDO 128.0
GND 121.7
CTAF 122.95
CLNC DEL 118.3
ATIS 118.7
APP 121.0

ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
09/27 8324 x 150 feet
2537 x 46 meters
14/32 11018 x 150 feet
3358 x 46 meters

Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME ZQA NASSAU 074X 112.7 1.1 NM 313.1
NDB ZQA NASSAU - 251 At Field -

Fuel Jet A1, without icing nhibitor.

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

CAUTION Rdo balloons released 1450Z++ and 0250Z++ .75 NM NNE. Bird haz, three gas cannons used for scare tactic pro.
FUEL A1 (Avbl 1100-0200Z++. Exxon Mobil, Shell Joint Operation w/Chevron Texaco/Exxon, C809-377-7028, $50 OT fee 24 hr PN req, C242-359-1838) (NC-100LL)

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