Cat Island Air Travel

You can fly commercial, charter, or even fly yourself to Cat Island

At 150 square miles, Cat Island is one of the largest islands in the Bahamas. Thankfully, there are two airports on the island, allowing guests to fly in as near to their accommodations as possible.

Flights to Cat Island typically originate from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida or Nassau on New Providence Island. The flight from Ft Lauderdale takes about 80 minutes and will typically cost around $20 one way, or $350(USD) round trip. The trip from Nassau, meanwhile, takes about 40 minutes and can cost between $60 and $100(USD) per person one way. If you're traveling with a large group, it may be more cost effective to charter an entire plane for a flat rate rather than to pay per seat. Some resorts included a chartered flight as part of their rate, so be sure to check with your accommodations to see if this is a perk of your vacation package.

New Bight Airport

Located in the town it is named after, the New Bight Airport (TBI) is a small facility that welcomes flights from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and nearby New Providence Island on a regular basis. Small charters also touch down here, typically hired out by resorts on the island. The airport is set at five feet above sea level and has an asphalt runway that measures 5,049 feet long and 98 feet wide.

Arthur's Town Airport

About 40 miles north of New Bight Airport is the Arthur's Town Airport (ATC). Another small facility, this airport welcomes more chartered flights than anything else, again mainly from other islands in the Bahamas and from the state of Florida. The runway here is one of the longer one at 7,014 feet long, and made of asphalt.

Flying to Cat Island from the Caribbean

Check below for a listing of scheduled air service from other Caribbean airports. If you can't get a flight directly from your favorite airport, taking a connecting flight from another regional airport might prove to be a very viable option.

Arthur's Town Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Cat Island, Bahamas CAT SkyBahamas
New Providence Island, Bahamas NAS SkyBahamas
New Bright Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Cat Island, Bahamas ATC SkyBahamas
New Providence Island, Bahamas NAS SkyBahamas

Getting to Cat Island by plane is an easy task to undertake as long as you can coordinate the flight from your hometown with the final flight from Florida or New Providence. From there, it's a quick trip to your unforgettable getaway location.

View this next table if you want to get in touch with one of the regional air charter services.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Bahama Hoppers at ELH (242) 355-1650 North Eleuthera Airport - Eleuthera Eleuthera
Island Wings Charters (242) 338-0360 Stella Maris Airport - Stella Maris Long Island
Pineapple Air at GHB (242) 332-3811 Governor's Harbour Airport - 7.6 mi. (12.2 km) Northwest of Governors Harbour Eleuthera
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
Regional Air Charter at ELL (242) 355-1720 North Eleuthera Airport - Eleuthera Eleuthera
 

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