News Listings for Nassau International

  • SkyWest plans Washington-Nassau flight for United

    News | 05 Feb 2014 15:43 | Edward Russell

    ​Utah-based SkyWest Airlines is seeking authority for a new nonstop between Washington Dulles International and Nassau International airports from June 2014.
  • Delta targets JetBlue markets in Boston

    News | 13 Nov 2013 17:21 | Edward Russell

    ​​Delta Air Lines is adding five new nonstop destinations from Boston Logan International in March 2014, targeting routes operated by JetBlue Airways.
  • Virgin 747 arrival inaugurates new Nassau runway

    News | 29 Jun 2005 16:54 | Victoria Moores

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Virgin Atlantic Airways’ inaugural service to <st1:City u1:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Nassau</st1:City></st1:City> in the <st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:country-region u1:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Bahamas</st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:country-region></st1:place> has also marked the first landing on the airport’s newly-renovated runway.<u2:p></u2:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>As part of a larger airside development programme costing some $35 million the main runway has been extended to 3,475m (11,400ft).<u2:p></u2:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Construction began in January and the runway was officially opened yesterday with the arrival of a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747-4
  • Canadian operator in line to manage Nassau Airport

    News | 11 Feb 2005 08:35 | David Kaminski-Morrow

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Nassau International Airport in the Bahamas has selected Canadian management firm Vancouver Airport Services as the preferred bidder for a long-term management contract to run the Caribbean facility.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Vancouver Airport Services had already said that it was potentially in line for the contract after being granted contracts to run four Honduran airports towards the end of last year. The company operates 20 airports including 14 in the Caribbean and Central America.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Four bidders had been shortlisted for the Nassau deal which will involve managing the airport for 15-25 years.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>If f
  • Bahamas awards ATC radar contract

    News | 28 Nov 2000 23:03 | Karen Walker

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal>The Bahamas Government<span style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </span>has today awarded a contract to Northrop Grumman for an air traffic control system to be installed at Nassau International Airport.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Sensors and Systems Sector division will supply the airport with an ASR-9 primary radar co-mounted with a monopulse secondary surveillance radar and an upgraded, automated airspace management system.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Initial operational capability is scheduled for August 2001. Contract terms are not being disclosed.</p> </div> </body>
  • Florida Air Cargo DC-3 collides with Nassau Airport fence

    News | 23 Feb 1999 00:28 | Chris Kjelgaard

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>A Douglas DC-3C operated by Florida Air Cargo ran off the runway and crashed into the airport perimeter fence at Nassau International Airport in the Bahamas on 17 February, substantially damaging the aircraft but not injuring the two pilots.</P> <P>The 1943-built DC-3, registered N15MA, was operating a cargo flight in visual meteorological conditions from Opa Locka to Nassau and touched down hard, according to the CEO of the airline in an interview with the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).</P> <P>This caused the aircraft to bounce and swerve slightly left, and according to the NTSB the pilot over-corrected the swerve by applying power to the port engine, causing the aircraft to veer off the right edge of the runway and collide with the airport's perimeter fence.</P> <P>The Bahamas Department of Civil Aviation is investigating the incident.</P></BODY>