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Nassau AirportLynden Pindling International Airport, Windsor Field Road, Nassau, Bahamas
Facts and History about Nassau Airport
Lynden Pindling International Airport (IATA: NAS, ICAO: MYNN) is the largest airport in the Bahamas in terms of area and passenger volume. It is about 12 kilometers from downtown Nassau, the capital city of this island nation.
Formerly known as Nassau International Airport, this facility is the main gateway of the country, catering to incoming and outgoing flights every day in Canada, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.A.
This facility has two runways and three passenger terminals, namely:
- Terminal A houses the Domestic and International Departures & Domestic Arrivals. This two-level facility was built in 2011.
- Terminal B has two levels. It hosts the U.S. Arrivals and the International Arrivals.
- Terminal C is a two-story facility exclusively used for U.S. Departures.
Managed by the Nassau Airport Development Company under a 30-year lease, the airport sits 5 meters above sea level at 25°02′20″N and 077°27′58″W.
History of Nassau International Airport
In August 1942, Royal Air Force (RAF) was established at Nassau Airport to train general reconnaissance crews using the North American Mitchell and Consolidated Liberators.
In the same year, the airport was named Windsor Field (after the Duke of Windsor) and became an RAF station. It was the second airport in The Bahamas and was used for delivery flights of US-built fighter and bomber aircraft.
The facility was also a base station for Consolidated Liberator I and Mitchell patrol bombers combating the German Navy.
A year after the war ended in 1945, the RAF withdrew from Windsor Field and it reverted to civilian use.
In 1946, at Washington's Regional Caribbean Conference of the International Civil Aviation Organization, Oakes Field was recommended for designation as a long-range regular airport.
Oakes International Airport was kept in operation until 1957 when Nassau International Airport at Windsor Field was brought into full operation.
The name of the airport was officially changed in July 2006 in honor of Lynden Pindling (1929-2000), the first Prime Minister of Bahamas from 1967 to 1992.
The airport provides a duty-free shop, a restaurant and bar, and tourist information desks. There are several ATMs, and banking and foreign exchange facilities are also available.
The terminals are fully accessible to disabled visitors and are within walking distance of each other.
Transfer Services at Nassau International Airport
The airport provides several modes of transportation for its customers in the Bahamas.
Services to/from NAS, including rental cars, taxis, shuttles, and buses are available in front of the airport terminal building.
The airport is about 13 kilometers away from Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. The quickest way to get downtown is by taxi for less than US$ 32.00.
Planning your transfer options before hitting the road will give you peace of mind in The Bahamas.
Before leaving your home, know what items are allowed in your carry-on bag, what you can pack in your checked baggage, and what items are prohibited.
For the convenience and direction of the riding public, passengers may approach the Airport Information Desk for transport assistance anytime.
Finally, travelers should only transact at the airport counters and other legitimate establishments for their safety.
Rental Car Services at Nassau International Airport
There are several Car Rental Counters in the Arrivals area. You will find these offices easily and there are signs to direct you to the area.
The rental offices are generally open 24/7, but operation hours may vary. Please inquire at your service provider for specific service hours and return procedures.
To speed up the process when picking up your vehicle at the facility, please be sure to have your valid driving license, passport, and credit card ready to present at the counter. You will need them when signing the rental documents.
Plan and book your rental car as soon as possible ahead of your trip. Also, check with your rental car company to confirm your reservation ahead of your trip.
When ready to return your vehicle to the car rental center, remove all personal items before turning over the rented vehicle to the designated facility.
Allow plenty of time for your drive when returning the vehicle. If you’re not sure where to go, give the rental company a call.
When renting a vehicle, customers must abide by the Terms and Conditions of the rental company at all times. See and compare all rental car companies at Lynden Pindling International Airport.
For item(s) lost and found inside the vehicle, please contact the rental car company directly.
For item(s) left on a rental car center, report to the Airport Lost and Found Section at +1 242 377 1759.
Ideally, found items will be kept in the Lost Property Office for 30 days.
Ride Shares at Nassau International Airport
Rideshares appear unavailable at this airport.
Please approach the Information Desk to confirm if this is still the situation upon arrival at the facility.
Taxis at Nassau International Airport
Upon exit from the Baggage Claim area, proceed to the Ground Transportation Center for your taxi.
A typical taxi fare from the airport to the downtown area would be around US$ 32.00
If you need to travel outside of the downtown area, please consult your driver for rates.
Tipping the driver is not a legal requirement in the Bahamas, but it is appreciated for good service. See more information about taxis at Lynden Pindling International Airport.
Keep a record of the cab company, vehicle number, and driver's name in case you leave something behind.
Ferries at Nassau International Airport
There are two major ferry service ports in downtown Nassau, the Bahamas Fast Ferry and Paradise Island Ferry Terminal.
From the airport, you can get there by taxi for less than US$40.00.
Buses at Nassau International Airport
Buses from outside the airport can take you downtown for less than $2.00.
This may not be the ideal option for passengers with heavy luggage because the bus stop is about a 10-minute outside of the facility. More information about buses to and from Lynden Pindling International Airport.
When taking the bus, follow signs from the airport to the direction of the bus stop or seek assistance from any uniformed airport personnel.
Hotel Shuttles at Nassau International Airport
Some hotels in the city may provide your party with a shuttle service.
For convenience, please confirm with your local hotel if this service is available in your accommodation.
At NAS, shuttles pick up and drop passengers in front of the terminal.
Parking at Nassau International Airport
The airport provides several parking spaces for its customers.
Passengers who want to park their car at the airport must ensure that they arrive earlier to have plenty of time to look for parking to avoid being late for their flight. See more information about short and long term parking at Lynden Pindling International Airport.
Other Services at Nassau International Airport
Wi-Fi at Nassau International Airport
For Wi-Fi access, passengers can connect to https://nassaulpia.com/wi-fi-sign-in for free.
ATMs at Nassau International Airport
There are four ATMs throughout this airport in Nassau, Bahamas.
The ATMs take Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. Fees may apply.
Check the fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if traveling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.
Currency Exchange at Nassau International Airport
Services offered by the Currency Exchange Center include selling travelers’ cheques and cash exchanges for local and foreign currencies.
Note: Currency exchange shops and kiosks in airports are not the best places to exchange money.
For the best rates, try a local bank or a bank ATM to make your currency exchanges.
Check if your bank offers foreign ATM fee refunds. Not all currency exchanges charge the same rate.
Additionally, consider withdrawing foreign currency from an ATM at your destination, preferably one that is affiliated with your bank to pay the lowest transaction fees.
Nursing Stations at Nassau International Airport
It appears that there are no designated areas for nursing mothers or special quarters for families traveling with children at the airport.
Nursing mothers who need some privacy may approach the Information Desk at the airport lobby for assistance.
However, there are designated areas for children to play around in Terminal A and C.
Restrooms at Nassau International Airport
Accessible restrooms and regular restrooms are throughout the airport.
Food and Beverages at Nassau International Airport
There are food and beverages shops throughout the airport terminals. Most food concessions operate on varying schedules.
Shopping at Nassau International Airport
There are several restaurants, cafés, and snack bars while waiting for your flight.
Smoking at Nassau International Airport
Generally, smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals. When in the facility, please follow smoking regulations at all times.
At NAS, there is a smoking facility inside the building at the U.S. Departures section near Gate C-41.
It also appears this is the only location inside the airport where smoking is allowed.
Lost and Found Section at Nassau International Airport
For items lost on the aircraft or at the gate area, please contact the respective airlines lost and found.
If you lost an item in any other area at the airport, including the security checkpoints and shuttle buses, please contact the Lost and Found Section at the Airport Information Desk. Phone: +1 242-377-1759.
When leaving your details for lost items(s), please include your full name, contact details, phone, email, and a description of the item(s).
The airport will keep all lost and found items for a considerable time of at least 30 days. After said period, the property will be deemed abandoned.
Please make sure to reach the airport representative at the counter before moving on to your next destination.
Ticketing at Nassau International Airport
Please look for overhead signs pointing in the direction of ticketing areas at the terminals in front of the security checkpoint.
Each airline has its operating hours, but typically, airlines open their ticket counters two hours before departure time, even for early morning flights.
Contact the airline directly for fares, ticket purchases, and flight schedules.
Finally, consider the advantages of booking a flight ahead of time.
All information and ticket purchases can be done directly by the passenger or its representative on the website of your airline.
Information Desk at Nassau International Airport
The Airport Information Office can help you obtain valuable guidelines on flights, facilities, and travel options in and around the airport.
Please follow the overhead signs to the Information Desk in the lobby.
Pet Relief at Nassau International Airport
Before deciding to fly with your pet to the Bahamas, please check with the airline about any restrictions or special rules regarding carrying pets on board a flight.
You must also verify whether any health certificates, documents, and/or quarantine are required in the destination country.
Pets must be carried in containers (kennels) that are strong enough to withstand breaking and prevent escape.
Pet owners have to respect the community rules regarding the movements of pet animals in enclosed public spaces.
All information about the necessary documents needed for your pet may be obtained from your airline.
Baggage Claim at Nassau International Airport
Please retrieve luggage at your designated Baggage Claim on the Ground Level of the terminal. Carts are available to assist passengers with special needs.
In the case of missing items, contact your respective airline or their airline ticket counter.
Lost or damaged luggage can be reported at the Lost and Found Office at +1 242-377-1759.
When leaving a message, include your name, email, contact phone number, and a brief description of the lost item(s).
Disabled Passengers at Nassau International Airport
This airport in the Bahamas is fully accessible to passengers with special needs, and wheelchairs are allowed to the gates and aircraft doors.
Travelers with disabilities or medical needs who have questions about the policies or procedures at security checkpoints, please call +1 242-702-1010.
Additionally, they may notify the airline, travel agent, ticketing agent, flight attendant, or gate agent when carts, wheelchairs, or medical transportation is needed.
Book flights well in advance and call the airline directly to ensure that all disability-related needs will be met.
Politely ask for the name and position of each person you speak with and record this information in case you will need it for reference.
When possible, make arrangements for travel to and from airports, including transportation options to your final destination.
Make these arrangements well in advance to avoid frustration upon arrival and departure.
Arrive at the airport one hour earlier than advised. This will allow time for accommodations to be made and avoid delays through security.
Nassau International Airport Contacts
Address: Windsor Field Road, Nassau, Bahamas
General Phone: +1 242-702-1010
General Email: email@example.com
Lost and Found Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost and Found Phone: +1 242-377-1759
Official Website: https://nassaulpia.com
Drive on: Left
Electricity: 120V / 60Hz.
Plug: A, B
Currency: Bahamian dollar, B$, $
Wi-Fi at Airport: Wi-Fi is available throughout the airport. The best signal points are near check-in, the departure lounge, and the customs hall.