NASSAU, BAHAMAS June 14, 2021— In an effort to mitigate the impact of growing passenger traffic and COVID-19 protocols, key stakeholders at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) have finalized plans to ensure that passengers can be safely and efficiently processed through the airport during what promises to be a busy upcoming summer travel season.
Nassau has been selected as a homeport for two cruise lines beginning this month. Following the first 7-day cruise, approximately 900 passengers will be departing Nassau for the United States on Saturday, June 19th, 2021. The airport anticipates heavy arrivals and departures of cruise passengers every Saturday and Sunday thereafter, and for this number to grow to 3,500 passengers each weekend by July.
In addition, summer projections for land-based passenger arrivals and departures at LPIA indicate steady recovery from the pandemic, with a potential additional 4500 passengers between Saturday and Sunday.
“We are fortunate that our largest source market, the United States, has been very successful with their vaccine distribution and there is significant pent-up demand for travel given the challenges and restrictions of the past year living with COVID-19. People are ready to travel and month by month we are seeing improvements in our passenger numbers.” said Vernice Walkine, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd.
“During this busy summer travel period we wish to assure the travelling public that their safety is our paramount concern. Our overall objective is to make certain that a high level of efficiency prevails in the terminals coupled with excellent customer service resulting in a positive experience for our passengers,” she continued.
The airport continuously works with its key stakeholders to maximize the efficiency of operations and mitigate any potential challenges within its facilities. As a result, in 2020 LPIA was one of the first airports in Latin America and the Caribbean to achieve a COVID-19 Health Accreditation from the Airports Council International.
As the airport supports Nassau as a home cruise port and manages its recovering land passenger base, LPIA is offering the following tips to local passengers planning to travel this summer.
1. Given the volume of passengers that will be commencing cruises in Nassau, if possible, avoid travel on Saturday and Sunday and choose a slower day to begin and end your vacation or business trip. Also, consider travel during off peak times and look for flights either before 9:00am or after 2:00pm, which is a peak travel period at the airport.
2. When travelling to the US, particularly on peak days and times, ensure that you are at the airport 3 to 3.5 hours ahead of your scheduled flight departure time. Given the impact of COVID-19, passenger processing is slower and more complex.
3. Whether you are vaccinated or not, a negative COVID-19 test result (PCR or Rapid Antigen) and completed Attestation form (found on LPIA’s website at www.nassaulpia.com) is needed for all persons travelling to the United States. This will be required for check in with your airline and tests should be completed prior to arrival at the airport.
4. For travel within The Bahamas, a negative COVID-19 (PCR Test) is required if you are not fully vaccinated (two shots with the last shot given more than two weeks prior to travel) along with a Bahamas Health VISA for domestic check in.
5. Checked luggage should be taken to your airline counter. Very Important: Please remove old luggage tags prior to placing a new luggage tag for your destination. If you are travelling to the United States, once you present your checked bag(s) to your airline, an image of your bag(s) will appear on the airline counter video screen to confirm each bag is checked in for your flight.
6. Checked luggage should be taken to your airline counter. Very Important: Please remove old luggage tags prior to placing a new luggage tag for your destination. Your airline should tag your checked luggage to your boarding pass. For persons travelling to the United States, please ensure you see an image of your checked bag(s) on the tablet screen at the airline counter.
7. After check-in, passengers travelling to the US may be directed by an airport ambassador to wait briefly in the airport’s Summer Garden Lounge prior to proceeding to airport security screening and United States Customs for processing. This wait is to allow passengers to be processed in order of scheduled departure time. The lounge is a beautiful and comfortable outdoor space with amenities like food and beverage, WIFI, entertainment and limited shopping.
8. Passengers should have their passport and boarding pass available to enter the security screening process. Passengers will be required to remove jackets, belts, shoes and empty pockets, and remove laptops from carry-on luggage for the security screening process.
9. As LPIA is a US Pre-Clearance facility, each passenger will undergo inspection by a United States Customs & Border Protection Officer prior to leaving Nassau. Bahamians need a valid passport and police record or US VISA for travel. Family members living in the same household can be inspected together.
10. Once these formalities are done, you may proceed to your airline gate or enjoy the shopping and dining amenities available in the U.S. Departures Lounge. All gates are within a three-minute walk from anywhere in the US or Domestic/International Departure Lounge.
11. Upon your return or arrival to Nassau, remember you will need a Bahamas Health Visa and a negative COVID-19 PCR test for entry to the country if you are not fully vaccinated. If you are fully vaccinated, then you will need the Bahamas Health Visa and proof of your vaccination. These are to be presented to Bahamas Immigration along with your passport for admittance to The Bahamas.
12. This summer, returning residents will now have two additional options to complete their Bahamas Customs declaration forms and pay duties or claim exemptions. This is in addition to the current process of presenting a completed C17 Customs Declaration form to a Bahamas Customs officer for assessment.
- Returning residents should consider downloading and using the new Bahamas Customs Exempt App to fill out their declaration electronically, upload their receipts and pay customs duties and/or claim exemption online prior to arrival in Nassau. Once luggage is collected, returning residents then only need to proceed to a
customs officer for baggage inspection.
- Bahamas Customs also has kiosks available at the airport that perform the same services as the App and allows for credit/debit card payments online or cash payments at the airport.
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POSITION SUMMARY: To manage contractor operations for airside related projects and terminal expansion projects. Be the field operations point of contact for all project stakeholders. Prepares and manages project work scope and budget; conducts reviews and verifications of construction schedules; project baseline and updates, in coordination with the Project Manager, Operations Manager and Director of Airside Operations. Performs inspections and generate field testing and commissioning reports. Assists in the preparation and negotiations of construction contracts, change orders and the preparation of weekly / monthly project reports. Reviews payment vouchers from contractors. Lead project progress meetings and distributes meeting minutes. Responsible for site safety, permit compliance and coordination with other adjacent projects. Monitors contractor compliance with the contractor’s Safety and Health Plan and the approved contractor’s Quality Plan and with NAD work safety requirements. Work with the Operations department, Airside Operations and other LPIA stake holders to minimize disruptions to the LPIA operations and the public. Logs and coordinates with the Capital Projects Manager to respond to Contractors’ submittals, RFI’s and shop drawings. Prepares confirm punch list with the Capital Projects Manager upon completion of the projects. Solves complex challenges relating to project schedules and budgets as an effective member of the project team. Over sees staff personnel timesheets, vacation /leave, and general work-related issues that may arise. Maintain comprehensive project history files; review project documents in-depth to handle construction and design issues; and prepare change orders, project correspondence, and reports. Performs routine assignments requiring application of spreadsheets, databases, and scheduling software.
POSITION SUMMARY: – This role is responsible for the planning, development and execution of a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy and program for LPIA, including working closely with airport stakeholders, brands and partners to drive aeronautical and non-aeronautical revenue.
The position uses multiple media platforms (print, social media, web, email, video, etc.), to drive increased concession sales, passenger/community engagement and brand awareness. The Manager of Marketing and Promotions is responsible for the development and implementation of all promotional events, campaigns and related activities to drive revenue.
The Executive Office at the Nassau Airport Development Company is seeking enthusiastic professionals for dynamic roles: EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. More information about these exciting roles at our award-winning airport are available on the Careers page.
The Maintenance & Engineering Department at the Nassau Airport Development Company is seeking enthusiastic professionals for dynamic roles: ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN Level I – (Night Shift) at the Lynden Pindling International Airport. More information about these exciting roles at our award-winning airport are available on the Careers page.
Airside Operations & Public Safety (AOPS)
JOB PURPOSE Ensure the airfield is safe for flight operations and maximize asset life cycles through regularly scheduled maintenance and rehabilitation strategies. Ensure environmental sustainability through the implementation of policies, procedures and programs in accordance with applicable regulations and industry standards.
REPORTS TO – Director, Airside Operations & Public Safety
• Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or environmental field
• Project management knowledge, skills and experience
• At least five (5) years’ experience in a managerial capacity, preferably within the aviation industry
• Specific knowledge and/or experience in the following areas would be a plus:
o Asphalt pavement surface maintenance
o Surface and groundwater management
o Solid and hazardous waste management
o Air quality, spill response, hazardous material uses and handling
• Knowledge and understanding of local regulatory regimes and aviation safety and environmental laws, regulations and requirements
• Clean Police Record
• Proven leadership, analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to identify hazards, develop and implement programs/procedures to eliminate same. • Ability to quickly and confidently make decisions during a crisis • Ability to calm, motivate and empower team members during a crisis • Ability to function well under pressure • Ability to collaborate and work effectively with others • Good at multi-tasking and an effective independent worker • Excellent communication skills both written and orally • Good office management and computer skills
• Serve as an exemplary role model
• Always demonstrate a positive attitude
• Never compromise integrity
• Comply with all company policies and procedures
• Demonstrate and provide excellent levels of customer service to internal and external customers
• Always demonstrate a passion for continuous improvement
• Analyzes and oversees the daily upkeep and maintenance of the airfield which includes but is not limited to pavement surfaces; grass verges, obstructions, lighting, signage, markings, equipment maintenance, perimeter security line and ditch clearance. • Ensures all airfield facilities/operating practices meet the requirements of all applicable local Bahamas Aviation Safety Regulations (BASR).
• Develop effective asset management strategies (including pavement) to ensure safety and maximize the lifecycle of all airfield assets.
• Develop, implement and maintain an effective pavement management plan that includes routine preventative maintenance and planned rehabilitation of pavement surfaces.
• Maintain inventories and condition reports of all airfield assets.
• Work effectively with the Maintenance Department to ensure reliable airfield lighting.
• Research, plan and develop environmental procedures and plans.
• Update and maintain the environmental management plan.
• Conduct regular environmental inspections of company and tenant facilities.
• Undertake regular sampling of surface and groundwater to ensure the protection of local waters.
• Coordinate all aspects of pollution control, waste management, recycling, environmental health, conservation and renewable energy.
• Promote and raise environmental awareness at all levels internally and with external partners, particularly the impacts of emerging environmental issues.
• Ensure compliance with all applicable company & government environmental regulations.
• Work with airport stakeholders & contractors to ensure the airport community is environmentally responsible and meet or exceeds international best practices.
• Act as a liaison with government agencies or departments and contractors on environmental matters.
• Assist with the management of the airport’s wildlife control program.
• Supervise and direct the day to day activities of the Airfield Maintenance and Environmental Team.
• Implement and carry out an effective training program for all staff. • Develops and monitors annual budget for the upkeep and repair of airfield assets. • Assists airport leadership to maintain airport operations during airfield construction and maintenance.
Note: The preceding information is intended to be representative of the work performed by incumbents in this position and is not all-inclusive. The omission of a specific duty or responsibility will not preclude it from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical extension of position responsibilities.
Manager, Airfield Environmental Affairs
To apply for a position, submit your resume online or mail it to:
Nassau Airport Development Company
Attention: Human Resources Department
P.O. Box AP 59229