San Salvador Air Travel

San Salvador is home to one of the busiest airports in the Out Islands

Frequented by tourists heading to the upscale Club Med, San Salvador Island is a popular tourist destination in one of the lesser-visited areas of the chain of islands that is the Bahamas. San Salvador has its very own airport that, perhaps thanks to the resort, stays relatively busy for an island of its population.

The airport is called San Salvador Airport but is often known as the Cockburn Town Airport. It is still small when compared to the Lynden Pindling International Airport Airport in Nassau, but it does have a customs and immigrations office which is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., as well as a navigation system which allows for night landings. The runway is just short of 8,000 feet long, making it one of the longest in the Bahamas, and it is made of asphalt.

Serviced by both domestic and international carriers, visitors will still likely have to plan for a layover as they make arrangements for a flight to this airport. Spirit Airlines is the only airline with international flights, making the trip from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida several times a week, and you can also fly with most major airlines to Nassau then transfer to a flight with Bahamasair or SkyBahamas which are both domestic airlines.

For those who live in the United States the list below can be useful for planning purposes. The online booking services don't consistently display the best options so it can be helpful to see a summary of which airlines actually offer direct service to this airport.

San Salvador Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Spirit Airlines

Flying to San Salvador from the Caribbean

Check below for airline service from other regional airports. If you can't take a flight directly from an airport near you, a connecting flight from another airport in the Caribbean could be a great option.

San Salvador Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
New Providence Island, Bahamas NAS Bahamasair, SkyBahamas

Whichever path gets you to San Salvador, chances are you'll find a flight that suits your needs as soon as you begin your search.

The following chart indicates how to reach one of the regional air charter services.

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Island Wings Charters (242) 338-0360 Stella Maris Airport - Stella Maris Long Island
Pineapple Air at AXP (242) 432-2024 Spring Point Airport - Acklins Island Acklins Island
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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