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THE BAHAMAS | Grand Bahama International Airport | FREEPORT | FPO / MYGF
GRAND BAHAMA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Hutchison Port Holdings
Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA) (IATA: FPO, ICAO: 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).
Grand Bahama Airport (GBA) is located on Grand Bahama Island, just 100 kilometres east of the Florida coast. It is directly on the primary air corridors linking Europe with destinations in the southern United States and South America. The airport is also situated just minutes from Freeport Harbour Company, a modern cruise terminal that accommodates ships sailing for points across the Caribbean. As such, GBA is a critical facilitator of tourism in the Bahamas.
To attract and maintain the business of major airlines, GBA maintains an 11,000-foot (3,352-metre) runway. The facility also utilises a wide range of high-tech navigational aids, such as an instrument landing system (ILS), VOR, aviation weather briefings, and an accu-weather DTN. It has special cargo/freight handling facilities and category-seven firefighting facilities. Finally, the airport has a fuel farm with jet A1 and 100-octane LL fuels. GBA is a controlled security facility with security staff trained in the use of an access control system and a safe passage system (SPS).
GBA's strategic location and proximity to the US require efficient passenger-clearance facilities. To this end, the facility offers US pre-clearance. It also provides Bahamian Customs and Immigration clearance 24 hours a day, seven days a week..
Airlines and Destinations
American Eagle: Miami
Bahamasair: Fort Lauderdale, Nassau
Bahamasair operated by Xtra Airways: Baltimore, Louisville, Raleigh/Durham, Richmond
Blue Panorama Seasonal: Milan-Malpensa
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: Atlanta
Regional Air: Marsh Harbour, Nassau, North Eleuthera, San Andros, South Bimini, Walker's Cay
SkyBahamas Airlines: Fort Lauderdale, Nassau, Providenciales
United Express operated by Silver Airways : Fort Lauderdale
US Airways: Charlotte, Philadelphia
US Airways Express operated by PSA Airlines: Charlotte
Western Air: Nassau
WestJet Seasonal: Toronto-Pearson
XL Airways France: Paris-Charles de Gaulle
Last edited by Jaykar; January 23rd, 2013 at 06:41 PM.
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