San Salvador Airport

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This article is about the airport in the Bahamas. For the airport in El Salvador, see Cuscatlan International Airport.
San Salvador Airport
Cockburn Town Airport
Airport type Public
Location San Salvador Island
Elevation AMSL 24 ft / 7 m
Coordinates 24°03′48″N 074°31′26″W / 24.06333°N 74.52389°W / 24.06333; -74.52389Coordinates: 24°03′48″N 074°31′26″W / 24.06333°N 74.52389°W / 24.06333; -74.52389
MYSM is located in Bahamas
Location in The Bahamas
Direction Length Surface
m ft
10/28 2,438 7,999 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF[1]

San Salvador Airport (IATA: ZSAICAO: MYSM), also known as Cockburn Town Airport, is an airport in San Salvador, Bahamas.

San Salvador International Airport is one of the few airports in the Bahamas that has Instrument rating landing for aeroplanes, and as a result aircraft can now land at ZSA after official sunset (with local civil aviation permission).

Bahamas Customs and Immigration is present at ZSA between normal working hours of 9am-5pm. The main carrier at ZSA is the national flag carrier Bahamasair, which has daily flights to and from Nassau. Spirit Airlines flies into San Salvador Airport weekly out of its Fort Lauderdale hub. Club Med, a major hotel on the island, also has charter jet service flights direct from Paris, Montreal and New York.

As of May 18, 2015 FBO and handling services is provided by Odyssey Aviation (San Salvador). The development include a 1,200 sq feet FBO and a 25,000 gallon Jet A-1 fuel storage facility.

Airlines and destinations[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Air Canada Montréal-Trudeau[2]
Air Sunshine Fort Lauderdale
Air Transat Charter: Montréal-Trudeau
American Eagle Miami (begins October 18, 2015)
Bahamasair Arthur's Town, Nassau, Deadman's Cay, Long Island
XL Airways France1 Seasonal: Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Samaná (begin 23 December 2015)[3]

^1 XL Airways flights from Paris to Samaná make a technical stop in San Salvador. However, the airline does not have the rights to transport passengers solely between Paris and San Salvador nor between San Salvador and Samaná.

Accidents and incidents[edit]


  1. ^ Airport information for MYSM at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
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  4. ^ "N6574 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 26 August 2010.