Traveling to Abaco by Airplane

With several different airports throughout the Abacos there are several air-bound options

The Abacos are a collection of islands within the large Bahamas island chain – they are at once each independent islands, but also a group that is known for similar attributes. Still, it takes a different plan of action to get to each different island in the group.

There are a few options available to you when you plan your original flight into the Bahamas. Nassau and Grand Bahama both have International Airlines that foreign travelers can utilize, but there are also two international airports in the Abacos. For a quicker travel time overall, it is recommended that tourists first fly to one of these, then transfer by a smaller plane or ferry to their island of choice.

... take the earliest flight available...

 

Once in the Bahamas

Moore's Island, Sandy Point, Scotland's Cay, and Spanish Cay all have small airstrips, so tourists are able to charter a flight aboard a small hopper plane to get them to their final destination. This can get very pricy, so most tourists rely on ferry transport to get them to their final destination.

Local treasure Albury's Ferry Service is the company that offers this service. The ferry travels from Marsh Harbour, depositing tourists on Man-o-War Cay, Elbow Cay, Great Guana Cay, and Scotland Cay on a regular basis, with fewer services available in the off-season of tourism. Most trips last between 20 and 30 minutes and cost $17(USD) one way. Learn more about this service by reading our guides to ferries in the Abacos, which includes a full schedule. Guests who don't want to fly, but are staying on all other islands in the Abacos will have to hire a private charter to sail to your tropical getaway.

No matter which airport you fly into, it is wise to make arrangements to take the earliest flight available. This way, you can ensure that you don't run into any delayed flights, and if you do, you won't miss the last ferry of the day.

The following chart tells you which airlines have scheduled flights from U.S. cities and the places they fly from. The online booking services don't always list the most logical options so it can be helpful to realize which airlines actually provide direct service to this airport.

Marsh Harbour International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Silver Airways, SkyBahamas, United Airlines
Jacksonville, FL, USA JAX Silver Airways
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Eagle
Orlando, FL, USA MCO Silver Airways, United Airlines
West Palm Beach, FL, USA PBI Silver Airways, United Airlines
Treasure Cay Airfield U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Silver Airways, United Airlines

Flying to Abaco from the Caribbean

Check the following table for a complete list of air service from other airports in the region. If there aren't any flights from an airport near you, connecting through a regional airport could be a good solution.

Marsh Harbour International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Abaco, Bahamas MYAO Abaco Air
Eleuthera, Bahamas ELH Abaco Air, SkyBahamas
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island FPO Flamingo Air, Regional Air, SkyBahamas, Western Air
New Providence Island, Bahamas NAS Abaco Air, Bahamasair, SkyBahamas, Western Air
Treasure Cay Airfield Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
New Providence Island, Bahamas NAS Bahamasair

Yes, getting to the Abacos can take some doing, but it is rare that you'll find a tourist who has visited this group of islands who would say it wasn't worth every step you have to take. Map out your plan of action now, book your flights and charters, and you'll be happier when the time comes to head out on your getaway.

The following chart enables you to contact a regional air charter service.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location
Cherokee Air Main Office (242) 367-3450 Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour
Flamingo Air at MHH (242) 351-4963 Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour
GPS Bahamas at MHH (242) 367-0400 Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour
Regional Air Charter at MHH (242) 367-0446 Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour
Regional Air Charter at TCB (242) 365-8945 Treasure Cay Airfield - 24.2 mi. (38.9 km) Northwest of Marsh Harbour
 

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