Tourists planning a trip to Great Exuma will easily be able to find their way to their getaway thanks to the location of an international airport on the island. Although it is a small facility, it gets the job done and allows tourists to fly direct from a handful of airports in the United States.
The Exuma International Airport (GGT) is located near one of the most visited towns in the Exumas, Georgetown, just northwest in Moss Town. The airport sees mostly domestic flights from the Lynden Pindling International Airport on the nearby island of New Providence. Despite the fact that this is an International Airport, flights only travel internationally from the U.S. states of Florida and Georgia as well as a once weekly flight from Toronto Canada to Great Exuma. Flights originate from Ft. Lauderdale and Miami on a regular basis, as well as less frequently from Atlanta.
The following table informs you of which airlines have scheduled flights from the states as well as the airports they fly from. The online booking services don't always recognize the best options so it helps to see at a glance which airlines provide direct service to this location.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Silver Airways, United Airlines|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Eagle|
As aforementioned, many tourists will fly into Nassau on New Providence aboard a large international jet, then switch to a domestic flight to Great Exuma. This is usually done by people who can find money-saving deals, tourists who have tightly budgeted their time and can get to Great Exuma more quickly this way, or by those who want to spend some time on New Providence before visiting Great Exuma.
See the table below for scheduled air service from other Caribbean airports. Even if there are no flights from an airport near your home, connecting through another airport in the Caribbean may be a fine option.
|New Providence Island, Bahamas||NAS||Bahamasair, SkyBahamas|
A flight into Great Exuma can be pricy if you fly direct, but it is often the fastest way to make the trip. As you begin to plan the transportation portion of your trip, you'll have to determine which aspects are most important to you. Once you've made that decision, you'll find booking your flight to be an easy task to accomplish.
If you're starting to research an air charter, you can contact one of these regional companies:
|(242) 338-0360||Stella Maris Airport - Stella Maris||Long Island|
|(242) 369-0020||Clarence A. Bain Airport - Central Andros||Central Andros|
|(242) 464-8093||Crooked Island Airfield - Crooked Island||Crooked Island|
|(242) 332-3811||Governor's Harbour Airport - 7.6 mi. (12.2 km) Northwest of Governors Harbour||Eleuthera|
|(242) 337-0411||Deadman's Cay Airport - 9.9 mi. (16.0 km) Northwest of Clarence Town||Long Island|
|(242) 334-3000||Rock Sound International Airport - 1.6 mi. (2.6 km) Northwest of Rock Sound||Eleuthera|
|(242) 338-2070||Stella Maris Airport - Stella Maris||Long Island|
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