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.
The following table will tell you which airlines schedule flights from the U.S. and where they are flying from. Not all of the options you will see displayed on some of the booking engines make a lot of sense so it's useful to know which airlines actually offer direct service to this airport.
|Dayton, OH, USA||DAY||US Airways|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Silver Airways, SkyBahamas, United Airlines|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Eagle, Silver Airways|
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.
Check the following table for a listing of scheduled air service from other Caribbean airports. Even if there are no flights directly from your local airport, connecting through another airport might be a viable solution.
|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.
Check out this table to get in touch with one of the regional air charter services.
|(242) 367-1900||Grand Bahama International Airport - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) Northwest of Freeport|
|(242) 351-4963||Grand Bahama International Airport - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) Northwest of Freeport|
|(242) 351-7107||Grand Bahama International Airport - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) Northwest of Freeport|
|(242) 332-3240||Grand Bahama International Airport - 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) Northwest of Freeport|
|(242) 351-5614||Grand Bahama International Airport - Grand Bahama Island|
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