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
This chart lets you know which airlines are flying from the states as well as the airports they fly from. Not all of the flights you will see displayed on some websites are logical options so it's useful to see which airlines actually offer direct service to this location.
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Spirit Airlines|
See the following chart for air service from other regional airports. If there are no flights from an airport near your home, making a connection through another Caribbean airport could be an excellent 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.
If you're starting to research an air charter, you can call one of these regional companies:
|(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|
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