How to Reach Great Exuma by Airplane

Direct flights to Great Exuma are possible from Florida and Toronto

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.

Exuma International Airport

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.

When flying from the United States the following chart can be useful for planning purposes. Not all of the options you will see on line make sense so it helps to realize which airlines offer direct flights to this airport.

Exuma International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Silver Airways, United Airlines
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Eagle

Flying to Great Exuma from the Caribbean

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.

Check the following table for air service from other regional airports. If you can't get a flight directly from an airport near you, making a connection through another airport in the Caribbean may be a great option.

Exuma International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
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.

The following chart shows how to contact an air charter firms serving this region.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Island Wings Charters (242) 338-0360 Stella Maris Airport - Stella Maris Long Island
LeAir Mangrove Cay (242) 369-0020 Clarence A. Bain Airport - Central Andros Central Andros
Pineapple Air at Crooked Island (242) 464-8093 Crooked Island Airfield - Crooked Island Crooked 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

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