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Getting around by air

Airports & Airlines

The Bahamas' proximity to Florida means regular, relatively inexpensive flights from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, as well as other East Coast gateways. A few airlines fly directly to airports on the larger Out Islands, but the majority of flights arrive in Nassau or Freeport where passengers will connect to another flight before continuing to the Out Islands. For a brief summary of airlines and flight schedules by island, check www.bahamas.com.

The national airline Bahamasair has an unblemished safety record and its pilots have an excellent reputation (see www.airsafe.com for details). Delays, however, are regular occurrences and flights are canceled without warning. Bahamians like to say, ‘If you have time to spare, fly Bahamasair.’

Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau; http://nassaulpia.com) The Bahamas’ number-one entry point, with direct services to the USA, Canada, the UK, the Cayman Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, Panama and Turks and Caicos.

Grand Bahama International Airport (Freeport) Direct flights to the US and Canada.

Departure Tax

Departure tax is included in the price of a ticket.