Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS)
History, Facts and Overview
(Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, West Indies)
Founded many years ago on the western side of New Providence island, Nassau International Airport immediately opened up the Bahamas for tourism. In 2006, Nassau Airport was renamed and is now officially known as the Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS), after the very first of the Bahamas prime ministers.
Currently the biggest and busiest airport in the whole of the Bahamas, Nassau Airport is located directly south of Gambier Village and Orange Hill Beach, to the east of Lyford Cay, and north of Adelaide Village and its associated beach. Also nearby is Coral Heights, Lake Nancy, Mount Pleasant, Orange Hill and Tusculum.
Facilities at Nassau Airport are fairly basic and comprise a single cafe within the departures area, several shops, including a duty-free outlet, and a brand of the Royal Bank of Canada in Terminal A.
There are currently no business or conference facilities on hand at the airport. Therefore business travellers are obliged to use those available at nearby hotels, such as the Radisson Cable Beach, or instead head into the capital city of Nassau. Tourist information booths are on hand in both terminals to deal with passenger enquiries.