Flying to Grand Bahama

Home to major airport, flying to Grand Bahama Island is a breeze

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With the advent of Internet travel-booking sites, air travel to Grand Bahama Island is more popular than ever. It isn't hard to book your flight, rental car, and hotel all with one click of a button and get a great deal. Some people still prefer to do some research and figure out what the best option for them is. Read on for details about the air travel options on Grand Bahama.

The island of Grand Bahama includes the major areas of Freeport and Port Lucaya. To help service these two areas, tourists will find two airports that are easily accessible. The more popular one, and the international airport, is the Grand Bahama International Airport. The second airport, the West End Airport is used for domestic flights and cargo planes, though can be convenient for island hoppers.

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. If you'd like to plan a day trip or two, check the chart below for contact information.

This table indicates which airlines schedule flights directly from the U.S. and the airports from which they are flying. Not all of the options you will be shown on some of the booking engines make a lot of sense so it's useful to realize which airlines offer direct flights to this airport.

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

Island Hopping

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 as well as many of the out islands aboard smaller charter planes.

See below for air service from airports in the Caribbean region. Even if you can't get a flight directly from your local airport, connecting through another Caribbean airport may be a great option.

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 reach an air charter firms serving this region.

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
Regional Air at FPO (242) 351-5614 Grand Bahama International Airport - Grand Bahama Island
 

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