San Salvador Airport
|San Salvador Airport
Cockburn Town Airport
|IATA: ZSA – ICAO: MYSM|
|Location||San Salvador Island|
|Elevation AMSL||24 ft / 7 m|
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
|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)|
^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
- On 2 March 1973, Douglas C-47 N6574 of Arute International Air overran the runway on landing and was damaged beyond economic repair. The cause was pilot error in that a downwind landing was made. The aircraft was operating an international non-scheduled passenger flight from Miami International Airport, United States.
- Airport information for MYSM at World Aero Data. Data current as of October 2006.Source: DAFIF.
- "N6574 Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 26 August 2010.
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