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 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. Nassau then transfer to a flight with or which are both domestic 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
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.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Spirit Airlines|
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.
|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.
|(242) 338-0360||Stella Maris Airport - Stella Maris||Long Island|
|(242) 432-2024||Spring Point Airport - Acklins Island||Acklins Island|
|(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|
Help us improve! We welcome your corrections and suggestions.