Acklins Air Travel

Two flights each week allow guests to get to Acklins

The Bahamas are made up of such a large number of islands that many potential visitors feel overwhelmed just beginning to think about planning a trip to one of the smaller land masses in the chain. Planning to fly can be especially daunting because many islands don't have so much as an air strip. Acklins is the exception, with one small airport standing ready to greet passengers heading to a quiet getaway.

Spring Point Airport (AXP) is the name that those visiting Acklins will want to familiarize themselves with. This is a small facility on the island's east coast that currently only handles flights with local air carrier Bahamasair from Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau. Flights are available Wednesday and Saturday at 8:30 a.m., with the return flights being those same days at 10:05 a.m. Because of the early travel times, many visitors will choose to fly to New Providence on Tuesday or Friday and stay the night.

If these times don't work for you, you may also consider flying to the Colonel Hill Airport (CRI) on nearby Crooked Island. A slightly later flight with BahamasAir from Pindling International is available, leaving from Nassau at 9:15 a.m., and returning at 11:25 a.m. also on Wednesdays and Saturdays. After you've landed on Crooked Island, you can take a ferry to Acklins.

Flying to Acklins from the Caribbean

Check the chart below for scheduled air service from regional airports. Even if there aren't any flights from an airport near you, a connecting flight from a regional airport might be a good solution.

Spring Point Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
New Providence Island, Bahamas NAS Bahamasair
Colonel Hill Airfield Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
New Providence Island, Bahamas NAS Bahamasair

Although flights are limited, flying really is the most convenient mode of transportation for most people headed to Acklins. With just a little bit of research, booking your trip doesn't have to be as big of a deal as you might imagine.

If you are contemplating an air charter, you can contact one of these regional agencies:

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Caicos Express Airways (649) 941-5730 Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
Intercaribbean Airways at PLS (649) 331-3404 Providenciales International Airport - Five Cays Settlements Providenciales
Island Wings Charters (242) 338-0360 Stella Maris Airport - Stella Maris Long Island
Pineapple Air at AXP (242) 432-2024 Spring Point Airport - Acklins Island Acklins Island
Pineapple Air at Crooked Island (242) 464-8093 Crooked Island Airfield - Crooked Island Crooked Island
Pineapple Air at LGI (242) 337-0411 Deadman's Cay Airport - 9.9 mi. (16.0 km) Northwest of Clarence Town Long Island
Pineapple Air at RSD (242) 334-3000 Rock Sound International Airport - 1.6 mi. (2.6 km) Northwest of Rock Sound Eleuthera
Pineapple Air at SML (242) 338-2070 Stella Maris Airport - Stella Maris Long Island
 

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