April 13, 2017
The Lynden Pindling International Airport. (File photo)
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The Bahamas’ top aviation gateway urgently needs “a serious overhaul” of key airside and terminal infrastructure to keep pace with increased flight traffic and tourism, industry operators said yesterday.
OFFICIALS at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) are urging international travellers to arrive nearly four hours ahead of departure time due to heavy traffic anticipated at the terminal for the remainder of this month.
LYNDEN Pindling International Airport officials anticipate a robust summer for airport activity.
The Government is eyeing a proposal to outsource Lynden Pindling International Airport's (LPIA) freight terminal to private sector developers and operators, it has been revealed.
Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd has released a statement on flooding in the arrivals corridor at Lynden Pindling International Airport on Sunday.
A Bahamian aviation operator yesterday said “excessive traffic volume” was to blame for weekend delays at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) that resulted in some travellers missing flights or their connections.
LYNDEN Pindling International Airport flight departures and arrivals were reportedly delayed due to system challenges at air traffic control.
THE chairman of the Airport Authority yesterday allayed fears of further flight delays in New Providence following delays at the airport last week and international reports of grounded flights in the United States due to computer outages.
ON Monday, almost 700 flights departing from Lynden Pindling International Airport were delayed due to system challenges at air traffic control.
LYNDEN Pindling International Airport will suspend aircraft operations for several hours on Wednesday due to anticipated tropical storm conditions.
Lynden Pindling International Airport’s (LPIA) operator “will not be bullied” over the award of its multi-million advertising concession, and said assertions that its selection breached the National Investment Policy are “simply untrue”.
An “immediate independent audit” into the award of Lynden Pindling International Airport’s (LPIA) multi-million dollar advertising contract is being urged amid allegations it did not follow the bid criteria and National Investment Policy.
Nassau airport’s top executive yesterday rejected concerns that the selection of its new advertising partner could run afoul of both the multi-million dollar contract’s bid requirements and the National Investment Policy.
The Government’s travel spending yesterday ignited further Opposition attacks after it was revealed that the total $11.8m outlay for the 2021-2022 fiscal year exceeded Budget allocations by 11.1 percent.
NASSAU Airport Development Company Ltd has announced that LPIA has achieved Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation, the gold standard for prepared facilities.
Some 75 percent of Airport Authority staff were yesterday said to have returned to work at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) following Monday’s strike action that the Supreme Court deemed illegal.
AN estimated 80 percent of airport workers in New Providence who engaged in a lightning strike on Monday did not return to work yesterday, despite a recent court ruling ordering them to report for duty.
AIRPORT operations in both New Providence and the Family Islands could be seriously impacted today, as Bahamas Airport Authority workers intend to take industrial action, The Tribune was told.
Total air arrivals to The Bahamas rebounded to 85 percent of pre-COVID numbers during April, more than doubling prior year numbers for a period that included the peak Easter holiday weekend.
Cargo scanning woes at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) have blocked frustrated Bahamian exporters from sending thousands of dollars in native products to Europe since last year, Tribune Business can reveal.
ON Wednesday at Lynden Pindling International Airport stakeholders will conduct a full-scale emergency exercise.
The private aviation industry yesterday hailed the Nassau Development Company’s (NAD) alterations to the new fees imposed on it as “a lot less onerous” compared to what was originally proposed.
WITH Lynden Pindling International Airport experiencing heavy traffic this holiday period, an airport representative said they are satisfied immigration officials have the manpower to process passengers quickly and safely disperse crowds.
SIR Lynden Pindling International Airport met its projected 6,000 passenger arrival for this past weekend and expects this to maintain this volume throughout the remainder of the holiday season, a top executive at the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) said yesterday.
The Nassau Airport Development Company’s (NAD) net loss rose more than eight-fold to $37.396m for the year to end-June 2021, exposing the full extent of COVID’s devastating travel impact.
The Bahamas’ major aviation gateway is confident it can escape another debt default waiver as it readies for “numbers we’ve not seen for two years” with 6,100 arrivals anticipated this Saturday.
Air arrivals to The Bahamas in July rebounded to over three-quarters of their pre-COVID levels, the Central Bank revealed yesterday, while the drop-off in vacation rental demand eased in August.
A prominent aviation executive is voicing fears that The Bahamas is placing the private plane “goose that has been laying the golden eggs on the menu” over the proposed fee rise at its main gateway.
An aviation industry executive yesterday warned the Nassau Airport Development Company’s (NAD) plan to levy a $28 fee on all arriving international private plane passengers was “a slippery slope”.
US pre-clearance at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) expects to be processing 70-75 percent of pre-COVID’s record passenger volumes “by the end of summer”, a top official revealed yesterday.
The government has pledged to “take whatever action is necessary” to prevent Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) defaulting on its $480m debt as it remains in breach of a key investor term.
STATE-of-the-art facial recognition comparison technology is now available at Lynden Pindling International Airport to ensure a more secure and safe travel experience.
THE government has agreed to pay all outstanding money owed to Airport Authority employees over a six-month period starting in the March pay period, the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation said last night.
STARTING today, US Customs and Border Protection Preclearance operations at Lynden Pindling International Airport in Nassau will introduce Simplified Arrival.
LYNDEN Pindling International Airport does not anticipate any uptick in visitors this week or in the immediate future given the upcoming United States presidential election, according to a Nassau Airport Development Company official.
The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is asking its bondholders to waive critical debt servicing conditions following its credit rating downgrade, its chairman confirmed yesterday.
AN American Airlines plane from Puerto Rico landed at the Lynden Pindling International Airport on Monday night to disembark an elderly man who died. According to government officials, the diversion took place after the 84-year-old man experienced a medical event and became unresponsive. He was given medical assistance but died.
SIX flights are due to arrive in the country from the United States when international commercial travels resumes tomorrow, according to officials at Lynden Pindling International Airport.
Major Nassau/Paradise Island resorts suffered a 28 percent room revenue fall for the 2020 first quarter just before COVID-19 unleashed its full fury with only 445 passengers exiting The Bahamas’ major airport during April. The Central Bank of The Ba
DOMESTIC travel will resume next Monday without the need for a COVID-19 travel card, the Office of the Prime Minister announced yesterday.
REGULATIONS on where Bahamians can exercise have been amended for the current lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
LYNDEN Pindling International Airport remains open and fully operational, the Nassau Airport Development Company has advised. “The airport is not closing in the foreseeable future,” NAD said in a brief statement yesterday. “We are continuing to moni
The Lynden Pindling International Airport’s (LPIA) operator has obtained 1,448 acres from the government for future runway expansion after recording its first-ever annual profit at $7.755m.The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), in its 2019 ann
Key Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) stakeholders will meet this week to finalise plans for ensuring 90,000 travellers enjoy a smooth customer experience over the Thanksgiving weekend. These passenger volumes are projected to move throug
Two men escaped injury after a plane crash landed at Lynden Pindling International Airport on Saturday afternoon.
Major rehabilitation work has begun on Runway 09/27 (soon to be Runway 10/28) and Taxiway India at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) has partnered with local firm Bahamas Hot Mix to complete the capital project valued at just under $20 million.
Air arrivals to New Providence achieved their highest quarterly growth for 28 years during the final three months of 2018, expanding by 20.6 percent to complete a strong year for Bahamian tourism.
Nassau airport’s managers are moving to secure “hundreds of acres” for potential future expansion of its runway and terminal “footprint”, a Cabinet Minister revealed yesterday.
MULTIPLE Bahamasair flights servicing Florida airports on Thursday were cancelled or delayed due to a “massive weather disturbance” and power failure, the airline confirmed Friday.
Nassau’s airport operator has slashed annual losses by almost 70 percent ahead of its upcoming $130m debt refinancing that is due to be placed before Christmas.
FLIGHTS in and out of Lynden Pindling International Airport were grounded Sunday after air traffic controllers were forced out of their tower by a malfunctioning air conditioning unit.
Nassau’s airport operator is exploring a $125-$130m debt refinancing that could produce “a win-win for everybody”, a Cabinet minister revealed yesterday.Dionisio D’Aguilar, minister of tourism and aviation, told Tribune Business that the move was des
Nassau’s airport operator says its latest $14.153m net loss, and $56.5m total deficit, is “not a significant concern” as it continues to meet all payments on its $500m-plus debt.The Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), in e-mailed replies to Tri
WITH heightened security measures set to take effect today, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar Monday said he is certain airport officials across the country are “ready” to administer new screening techniques, but admitted waiting times could be an issue.
THE Nassau Airport Development Company yesterday confirmed plans to implement enhanced security measures for all commercial flights to the United States as of Tuesday, July 18.
ENHANCED security screening measures announced by the United States for international flights heading to that country may increase screening time for passengers, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday.
THE Nassau Airport Development Company Ltd’s Board of Directors did not face interference from any politician nor was it compelled by political pressure under the former Christie administration to discount a Lynden Pindling International Airport tenant $1.2m in rental debt, according to former NAD Chairman Anthony McKinney, QC.
FRUSTRATED travellers suffered lengthy delays and cancellations at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) on Thursday after a number of air traffic controllers engaged in a "sick out".