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1• Passengers should check-in at least three (3) hours prior to US-bound flights and two (2) hours prior to International departure flights with the exception of early morning flights. LPIA opens at 4:30 a.m. daily. It is recommended that passengers traveling on flights between 6:15a.m. and 7:30 a.m. arrive at the airport at 4:30 a.m. Arriving early allows for sufficient time to check in, clear security, find your gate and enjoy airport amenities.

2• Thoroughly check your documents. Ensure that passports are valid. For US-bound flights, local passengers must be in possession of a US visa or a current police record issued within the last six months.

3• Pack wisely. Restrictions still apply on liquids, aerosols and gels. Remember the 3-1-1 rule: 3.4 ounces or less per container for liquids, gels or aerosols; packed in 1 quart-sized clear plastic zip-top bag; limit of 1 bag per passenger.

4• While waiting on the security lines place coins, keys and any small metal items in the screening bin, remove jackets and outerwear and unpack your laptop and other devices. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can be easily removed. Leave gifts unwrapped. They may be opened for inspection as part of the baggage screening process.

5• Confirm travel details in advance. Days before your flight, check your reservation and determine baggage specifications. Consider travelling outside of the peak departure times. Early morning and evening flights are considered off-peak.

6• Stay connected by checking the airport website www.nassaulpia.com for the latest updates on flight schedules and information on parking, in-terminal services or new security regulations and procedures. Also, be sure to follow your individual airline carriers on social media for more specific flight details.

7• Use your time in-terminal wisely- Pick up last-minute gift items, a snack or magazine at one of our airport stores. Use free airport Wi-Fi to send emails or relax and enjoy our shopping and dining amenities at LPIA.

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — In an effort to mitigate the impact of heavy traffic on operations over the Thanksgiving weekend, key stakeholders at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) have finalized plans to manage high passenger volumes. Starting Wednesday November 27th through to Monday December 2nd approximately 90,000 travelers will move through the country’s major gateway. Officials are working together to manage aircraft movement and passenger flows in terminal.

“During holiday peak travel periods we wish to assure the travelling public that firstly, 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. We continuously work with the key stakeholders to maximize the efficiency of operations and our goal is to mitigate any potential challenges within our facilities and to achieve this, we must work collaboratively with our key stakeholders,” said Deborah Coleby, Vice President, Operations at LPIA.

Bahamas Air Navigation Services Division (BANSD) has committed to ensuring that Air Traffic Services (ATS) is adequately staffed to handle the projected increase in air traffic during the critical holiday period. A notice to airmen (NOTAM) will be issued encouraging local general aviation charters to operate flights outside of the peak period of 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. so that they are able to avoid the traffic and potential delays to their customers.

During these peak travel periods, it is not unusual for LPIA to experience air saturation because of the amount of commercial aircraft and additional private aircraft in the airspace.  Officials of BANSD have committed to work in tandem with the Miami Center to manage the flow of air traffic as efficiently as possible. Additionally, BANSD is scheduling its staff and boosting manpower to ensure that the demand and the saturation are well managed.

The Airport Authority has indicated that they will ensure that adequate staff members are deployed at all pre-board screening checkpoints as customary, during the peak travel periods between 11 a.m. – 3p.m. to manage the flow of traffic.  In addition, NAD personnel will be in place to manage lines with a view to reducing queue times.

Bahamas Customs and Bahamas Immigration will also beef up staffing over the Thanksgiving period and Bahamas Immigration will continue to deploy team members to assist arriving passengers and direct them accordingly to the booths or the kiosks.

With runway rehabilitation works in the final stages, LPIA will likely operate as a single runway facility through the Thanksgiving weekend. Contingency plans remain in place and the airport will employ best practices used during the summer travel peak to manage traffic on the airside.

Coleby offered additional tips for LPIA passengers travelling during the holiday peak:

  • Passengers should check-in at least three (3) hours prior to US-bound flights and two (2) hours prior to International departure flights with the exception of early morning flights.  LPIA opens at 4:30 a.m. daily. It is recommended that passengers traveling on flights between 6:15a.m. and 7:30 a.m. arrive at the airport at 4:30 a.m. Arriving early allows for sufficient time to check in, clear security, find your gate and enjoy airport amenities.
  • Thoroughly check your documents. Ensure that passports are valid. For US-bound flights, local passengers must be in possession of a US visa or a current police record issued within the last six months.
  • Pack wisely. Restrictions still apply on liquids, aerosols and gels. Remember the 3-1-1 rule: 3.4 ounces or less per container for liquids, gels or aerosols; packed in 1 quart-sized clear plastic zip-top bag; limit of 1 bag per passenger.
  • While waiting on the security lines place coins, keys and any small metal items in the screening bin, remove jackets and outerwear and unpack your laptop and other devices. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes that can be easily removed. Leave gifts unwrapped. They may be opened for inspection as part of the baggage screening process.
  • Confirm travel details in advance. Days before your flight, check your reservation and determine baggage specifications. Consider travelling outside of the peak departure times. Early morning and evening flights are considered off-peak.
  • Stay connected by checking the airport website www.nassaulpia.com for the latest updates on flight schedules and information on parking, in-terminal services or new security regulations and procedures. Also, be sure to follow your individual airline carriers on social media for more specific flight details.
  • Use your time in-terminal wisely- Pick up last-minute gift items, a snack or magazine at one of our airport stores. Use free airport Wi-Fi to send emails or relax and enjoy our shopping and dining amenities at LPIA.

Amazon’s Disaster Relief Efforts in The Bahamas

Following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama, we are thankful to our many partners like Amazon.com Inc. who brought much needed support at just the right time to just the right people in The Bahamas. The video and link below tell the story of their amazing support offering logistical assistance, technical resources, and teams of volunteers. Special thanks to Abe, Sam, Dave and Jordan, Amazonians who embody Amazon’s desire to do good and have a positive impact on communities.

Click Here: Amazon’s Disaster Relief – Bahamas Project

United Airlines Captain Jane Weeks is trading in her wings to drop anchors in the pristine waters of The Bahamas. Last week, the veteran commercial pilot made her final approach to Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), landing in her favorite destination and retiring as a commercial pilot. Flight UA1480/1539 from Newark, NJ arrived shortly after 1p.m. on Thursday October 17th. Captain Weeks and her crew were greeted with a water salute on the tarmac to mark the occasion. A pilot for more than four decades, Captain Weeks has brought thousands of visitors to Nassau over the years. This is her 29th year with United Airlines. “It’s been a long and wonderful career,” she shared from the cockpit. “I love Nassau! This is my favorite place to go. I wanted to fly this route everyday and I always wanted to do this as my last stop.” United Airlines General Manager at LPIA Barbara Chong and her team boarded the aircraft to congratulate Captain Weeks on her final flight and to thank her for the many years of service to the destination. When asked about her immediate retirement plans, Capt. Weeks said, “Looks like I’m coming back to go fishing!”

 

NASSAU, BAHAMAS November 21, 2019— This week, stakeholders at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will meet to finalize plans for managing increased traffic over the upcoming holiday period. Officials estimate some 90,000 passengers will move through LPIA’s three terminals between Wednesday November 27th and Monday December 2nd as the peak travel season kicks off with American Thanksgiving.  Another surge in passenger traffic is expected between mid-December through to New Year’s Day.

On Friday, stakeholders from Nassau Airport Development (NAD), Bahamas Immigration, Bahamas Customs, Airport Authority, US Customs & Border Protection (USCBP), Air Traffic Services (ATS), Airline Operators, Airport Police and the Road Traffic Department will review Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs) and examine contingency plans.

Key consideration will be given to ongoing runway works at the country’s major gateway. In June, NAD partnered with BHM for major rehabilitation on Runway 09/27 (soon to be Runway 10/28) and Taxiway India at LPIA.  The works  include  the rehabilitation of the asphalt pavement surface to extend the life of the runway, in addition to the installation of new lighting.

Vernice Walkine, President & CEO of NAD estimates that the runway works will be completed before the end of the year even as the airport team prepares to meet the increase in traffic.  “After coming off of a strong October with 126,575 passengers representing a 6.29% growth YOY, we’re anticipating solid numbers in November, December and into early January. For the high season, our goal is to work closely with various stakeholders to mitigate challenges that may result from the increase in traffic. We want to ensure a positive passenger experience for all of our users,” she said.

“Throughout Thanksgiving, LPIA will operate as a single runway facility as we continue our efforts to improve the airport. We operated quite effectively during the peak summer days with all stakeholders doing their part.  Contingency plans remain in place for the runway rehabilitation project ensuring that our airport runs in a safe and efficient manner, meeting all international safety standards.”

Passenger overall wait times in terminal will factor heavily in the discussions among stakeholders. Particular focus will be placed on managing the flow in pre-security clearance areas, US Customs, Bahamas Immigration and Bahamas Customs during the peak periods of 12 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Airport Authority will fully staff screening areas at LPIA, with processing beginning at 5:15a.m. to accommodate early morning flights. Air Traffic Services has also committed to scheduling sufficient team members to efficiently manage commercial and general aviation arrivals and departures during peak periods.

Passengers should arrive at LPIA three (3) hours ahead of US-bound flights and two (2) hours prior to international and domestic flights. Travellers are also encouraged to communicate directly with their airlines for the latest flight updates and visit www.nassaulpia.com or follow @nassau_airport for operational updates from LPIA.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Nassau, Bahamas
 
The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the public that the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is open for operations today Wednesday, September 4, 2019.  The traveling public is asked to contact their respective airlines for flight updates.
 
This is the final Hurricane Dorian Update as The Bahamas has been given the all clear and is fully out of the path of Hurricane Dorian. 
 
For further information, please contact:
 
Jan Knowles, Vice President, Marketing and Commercial Development
Nassau Airport Development Company
Lynden Pindling International Airport
Tel: 242 702-1000 
 
or 
 
Shonalee Johnson
Managing Partner
Windward Public Relations
#29 Windward Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Email: sjohnson@windward-pr.com
Office: 1-242-601-3743
Mobile: 1-242-456-4797
 

12:00 Noon

Monday, September 2, 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

 

The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the public that the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is open for operations today Monday, September 2, 2019. There have been significant flight cancellations and as such the traveling public is asked to contact their respective airlines for flight updates.  A listing of all airlines and their contacts can be found on LPIA’s website. Persons are asked to visit LPIA’s website at www.nassaulpia.com and social media channels for the latest information on airport operations.  

 

For further information, please contact:

Jan Knowles, Vice President, Marketing and Commercial Development

Nassau Airport Development Company

Lynden Pindling International Airport

Tel: 242 702-1000 

 

or 

 

Shonalee Johnson
Managing Partner
Windward Public Relations
#29 Windward Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Email: sjohnson@windward-pr.com
Office: 1-242-601-3743
Mobile: 1-242-456-4797

 

www.windward-pr.com 

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3:00 P.M.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

 

The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the public that the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is open and operating today.  It is anticipated that the airport will be open for operations on Monday, September 2, 2019 although airline schedules may vary. 

 

Nassau airport stakeholders continue to assess the movement and status of Hurricane Dorian.  In this regard, Air Traffic Services will be suspended at 10:00 P.M. this evening and resume at 7:00 A.M. on Monday morning due to visibility concerns as a result of heavy rainfall.   We will continue to monitor weather conditions closely and provide a further airport update at 7:00 A.M. on Monday, September 2, 2019. 

 

In the meantime, persons are asked to visit LPIA’s website www.nassaulpia.com and social media channels for the latest information on airport operations.  The traveling public is encouraged to contact their respective airlines for flight updates.  A listing of all airlines and their contacts can be found on LPIA’s website at http://nassaulpia.com/flight-info/airlines-serving-lpia/

 

For further information, please contact:

Jan Knowles, Vice President, Marketing and Commercial Development

Nassau Airport Development Company

Lynden Pindling International Airport

Tel: 242 702-1000 

 

or 

 

Shonalee Johnson
Managing Partner
Windward Public Relations
#29 Windward Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Email: sjohnson@windward-pr.com
Office: 1-242-601-3743
Mobile: 1-242-456-4797

 

www.windward-pr.com 

 

3:45 P.M.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Nassau, Bahamas

The Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the public that the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is operating as normal today and it is anticipated that the airport will be open for operations tomorrow, Saturday, August 31, 2019 although airline schedules may vary. 

Nassau airport stakeholders met with the Bahamas Meteorological Office on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 and again this afternoon at 2:30 P.M. to assess the movement and status of Hurricane Dorian and its potential impact on LPIA.

On its current track, it is not anticipated that Nassau will experience any storm conditions that would disrupt airport operations.  Notwithstanding, storm conditions could change, and all airport stakeholders are preparing in the event the storm shifts closer to Nassau.  We will continue to monitor weather conditions closely and will provide a further airport update at  3:00 P.M. on Saturday, August 31, 2019. 

In the meantime, persons are asked to visit LPIA’s website www.nassaulpia.com and social media channels for the latest information on airport operations.  The traveling public is encouraged to contact their respective airlines for flight updates.  A listing of all airlines and their contacts can be found on LPIA’s website at http://nassaulpia.com/flight-info/airlines-serving-lpia/

 

For further information, please contact:

Jan Knowles, Vice President, Marketing and Commercial Development

Nassau Airport Development Company

Lynden Pindling International Airport

Tel: 242 702-1000 

 

or 

 

Shonalee Johnson
Managing Partner
Windward Public Relations
#29 Windward Road
Nassau, Bahamas

Email: sjohnson@windward-pr.com
Office: 1-242-601-3743
Mobile: 1-242-456-4797

 

www.windward-pr.com