Flying to Freeport

The main airport on Grand Bahama is located in Freeport

Tourists planning a trip to Freeport can fly directly into the city thanks to the fact that the island's major international airport is located within city limits. Flying is the fastest and most convenient option for most travelers, and remains hugely popular.

Grand Bahama International Airport

Located in the town of Freeport, the Grand Bahama International Airport is the most popular entry point for tourists staying on Grand Bahama during their tropical getaway. The airport is privately owned by Huthinson Port Holdings and the Port Group, and is set on 741 acres of land that is used jointly with the Freeport Harbour Company Limited. The airport features 11,020 feet by 151 feet of runway, and is fully capable of welcoming the largest air crafts flying today.

Grand Bahama International is serviced by number of international carriers, with direct flights from Europe, Canada, and the United States landing here on a daily basis. Domestic flights,usually from Nassau International Airport also make the trip to this airport, allowing tourists to island hop and see more of the Bahamas than if they stuck to just one island.

Grand Bahama International is also one of two airports in the Bahamas that offers U.S. Border Pre-Clearance, which means that if you pass through customs here, you will not be required to do so again once you hit U.S. soil.

West End Airport

Grand Bahama International Airport is not the only airport on Grand Bahama: West End Airport is located on the extreme west point of the island, about a half an hour away from Freeport. It is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and although it rarely sees anything other than cargo planes fly in, it is worth mentioning as an option.

The following chart shows which airlines fly from U.S. cities and the places they fly from. Not all of the flight combinations you will see displayed on some websites are logical choices so it helps to know which airlines actually offer direct service to this location.

Grand Bahama International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Dayton, OH, USA DAY US Airways
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Silver Airways, SkyBahamas, United Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Eagle, Silver Airways

Flying to Freeport from the Caribbean

Domestic flights make up a good deal of air traffic in and out of Grand Bahama International Airport, as tourists fly between Grand Bahama and New Providence Island as well as many of the out islands aboard smaller charter planes.

See the following chart for a listing of scheduled air service from regional airports. Even if you can't get a flight from a local airport, making a connection through another regional airport may be a viable solution.

Grand Bahama International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Abaco, Bahamas MHH Flamingo Air, Regional Air, SkyBahamas, Western Air
Andros, Bahamas SAQ Regional Air
Eleuthera, Bahamas ELH Regional Air, SkyBahamas
Eleuthera, Bahamas GHB Regional Air
New Providence Island, Bahamas NAS Bahamasair, SkyBahamas, Western Air
the Bahamas WKR Regional Air
the Bimini Islands, Bahamas BIM Flamingo Air, Regional Air, Western Air

Before you book your flight to Grand Bahama, it is important to know what you're getting into. Luckily, the international airport here is well kept, easy to reach, and highly recommended, so you'll never have to worry if you've made the right choice with regards to getting to the Bahamas.

The following chart enables you to contact the regional air charter operators.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location
Cherokee Air at FPO (242) 367-1900 Grand Bahama International Airport - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) Northwest of Freeport
Flamingo Air at FPO (242) 351-4963 Grand Bahama International Airport - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) Northwest of Freeport
GPS Bahamas at FPO (242) 351-7107 Grand Bahama International Airport - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) Northwest of Freeport
Regional Air Charter at GHB (242) 332-3240 Grand Bahama International Airport - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) Northwest of Freeport

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