Grand Bahama International Airport

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Grand Bahama International Airport
IATA: FPOICAO: MYGF
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Hutchison Port Holdings and the Grand Bahama Port Authority
Operator Grand Bahama Airport Company
Location Freeport, Bahamas
Elevation AMSL 7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 26°33′31″N 078°41′44″W / 26.55861°N 78.69556°W / 26.55861; -78.69556Coordinates: 26°33′31″N 078°41′44″W / 26.55861°N 78.69556°W / 26.55861; -78.69556
Map
MYGF is located in Bahamas
MYGF
MYGF
Location in the Bahamas
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 3,359 11,020 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1]

Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA) (IATA: FPOICAO: MYGF) is a privately owned international airport in Freeport, Bahamas. The airport is a joint venture between Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and The Port Group (or the Grand Bahama Port Authority). The facility also includes 741 acres (300 ha) of land that adjoins it to the Freeport Harbour Company Limited as they operate as one entity, known as the Sea Air Business Centre (SABC).[2]

Grand Bahama International Airport is one of two Bahamian airports that has US border preclearance facilities (the other being Lynden Pindling).

The airport has a 3,359 m × 46 m (11,020 ft × 151 ft) runway which is capable of handling the largest aircraft in service and is relatively close to all major cities of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Some features that are available at the Grand Bahama International Airport are:

  1. ILS (Instrument Landing System)
  2. VOR system
  3. PAPI (Precision approach path indicator) system
  4. Distance-remaining markers
  5. Category seven (7) fire fighting facilities
  6. General aviation services
  7. Special cargo/freight handling area
  8. US Pre-clearance facility
Airlines Destinations
American Eagle operated by Envoy Air Miami
Bahamasair Fort Lauderdale, Nassau
Delta Air Lines Atlanta
Delta Connection operated by ExpressJet Seasonal: Atlanta
Flamingo Air Marsh Harbour, South Bimini
Regional Air[3] Marsh Harbour, Nassau, North Eleuthera, San Andros, South Bimini, Walker's Cay
Silver Airways Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach
SkyBahamas Airlines Fort Lauderdale, Nassau
Sunwing Airlines Toronto-Pearson[4]
Seasonal: Edmonton,[4] Halifax,[4] Montreal-Trudeau,[4] Ottawa,[4] Winnipeg,[4] Calgary, Vancouver (Begins 1 November 2014)
US Airways Charlotte
Seasonal: Philadelphia
US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines Charlotte
US Airways Express operated by Republic Airlines Seasonal: Philadelphia
Vacation Express operated by Bahamasair Seasonal: Baltimore,[5] Birmingham (AL),[6] Cincinnati,[7] Columbus (OH),[8] Memphis, Nashville, [9] Newark,[10] Richmond[11]
Western Air Nassau

Accidents and incidents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airport information for MYGF at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
  2. ^ http://www.freeportcontainerport.com/gbair.php Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA) is a privately owned ...•Special Cargo/Freight handling area
  3. ^ http://www.goregionalair.com/
  4. ^ a b c d e f Sunwing.ca – Sunwing announces new direct flights to Grand Bahama This Winter
  5. ^ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/vacation-express-announces-non-stops-130000038.html;_ylt=AwrBEiHcMf1SvwIAuavQtDMD
  6. ^ http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/05/bahamasair_flight_936_complete.html
  7. ^ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/vacation-express-expands-fourth-nonstop-190000859.html;_ylt=A2KJ3CdZRt9SpTQAOB7QtDMD
  8. ^ http://finance.yahoo.com/news/vacation-express-announces-non-stops-180000542.html;_ylt=AwrBJSDtNS9TJWQAs77QtDMD
  9. ^ http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/vacation-express-announces-new-non-stops-to-grand-bahama-island-and-cancun-from-mem-1878416.htm
  10. ^ http://www.thebahamasweekly.com/publish/ministry_of_tourism_updates/Grand_Bahama_Island_Welcomes_Vacation_Express_Summer_Flights34656.shtml
  11. ^ http://www.timesdispatch.com/business/tour-operator-to-provide-air-service-to-bahamas-and-mexico/article_f093fb0a-b111-11e3-a8c3-001a4bcf6878.html
  12. ^ "N171Q Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  13. ^ "N235KC Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  14. ^ "N444JM Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  15. ^ "N75KW Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  16. ^ "N54AA Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 

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