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Our Partners

Working Together

Our partners work remarkably well together every day to ensure that tourism and aviation across the Bahamas is operational and responsive to the needs of our visitors and community.  Each day we review and strategically think about how we are doing and what we can do better to serve. By staying abreast with industry standards and the evolution of Aviation across the world, we continue to create value while keeping everyone safe.

Our Local Partners

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Airport Authority

Established in 2000 under the Airport Authority Act, the Airport Authority is responsible for the management of 30 Family island airports and security and fire crash rescue services at the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA).

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Air Accident Authority

Air Accident Authority (AAIA) is responsible for the investigation of aviation occurrences to identify deficiencies in the aviation system and make recommendations as necessary. This entity reports to the Ministry of Transport.

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Bahamasair was established in 1973 as a product of a newly independent Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Its mission is to provide a safe and reliable mode of transportation internationally and throughout the Archipelago of The Bahamas. It operates a fleet of ten aircraft, 5 Boeing 737s and 5 ATRs and is committed to being a safe and dependable airline, delivering quality service and excellent travel experiences to its customers.

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Bahamas Air Navigation Services Authority

Bahamas Air Navigational Services Authority (BANSA) is responsible for the provision of air traffic control services in those areas in The Bahamas where this service is not provided by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States and The Republic of Cuba.

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Civil Aviation Authority Bahamas

The Civil Aviation Authority Bahamas is responsible for safety and security oversight throughout The Bahamas and for all aviation matters, as outlined in the Civil Aviation Act. As the regulator of the country’s aviation industry, CAAB ensures that regulations are in place to manage the development and operation of a national aviation industry governed by legislation and in compliance with international standards, guidelines, and practices.

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Freeport Airport Development Company

The Freeport Airport Development Company is responsible for providing a conduit of trade and economic growth on Grand Bahama Island and The Bahamas at large. It acts as support for private and commercial aircraft, with extensive GSE and FBO fueling services and various other processes.

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Nassau Airport Development Company

Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) is responsible for the management of all aspects at LPIA except for security and fire crash rescue services. Civil Aviation Authority – Bahamas (CAA-B) is responsible for regulating, enforcement and safety oversight in the aviation sector, as well as the establishment of overflight fees for all aircraft traversing the sovereign airspace of The Bahamas.

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Nassau Flight Services

Nassau Flight Services (NFS) is responsible for all below the wing services (baggage, ground handling services, fueling, etc.) and ‘above the wing’ services (check-in, passenger movement, VIP services, etc.) requested by scheduled and unscheduled carriers at LPIA and San Salvador.

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Our International Partners

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)

The ICAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It changes the principles and techniques of international air navigation and fosters the planning and development of international air transport to ensure safe and orderly growth. ICAO is funded and directed by 193 national governments to support their diplomacy and cooperation in air transport as signatory states to the Chicago Convention (1944).

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Our International Partners

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

The IATA is a trade association of the world's airlines founded in 1945, representing some 290 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. Consisting in 2016 of 290 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, the IATA's member airlines account for carrying approximately 82% of total available seat miles air traffic. IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards.

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Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

The FAA is the largest transportation agency of the U.S. government and regulates all aspects of civil aviation in the country as well as over surrounding international waters. Its powers include air traffic management, certification of personnel and aircraft, setting standards for airports, and protection of U.S. assets during the launch or re-entry of commercial space vehicles.

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