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Grand Bahama International Airport
IATA: FPOICAO: MYGF
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Hutchison Port Holdings and the Grand Bahama Port Authority
Operator Grand Bahama Airport Company
Location Freeport, Bahamas
Hub for Vision Airlines
Elevation AMSL 7 ft / 2 m
Coordinates 26°33′31″N 078°41′44″W / 26.55861°N 78.69556°W / 26.55861; -78.69556Coordinates: 26°33′31″N 078°41′44″W / 26.55861°N 78.69556°W / 26.55861; -78.69556
Map

Location in the Bahamas

Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
06/24 3,359 11,020 Asphalt
Source: DAFIF

Grand Bahama International Airport (GBIA) (IATA: FPOICAO: MYGF) is a privately owned international airport. It is in Freeport, Bahamas. The airport is a joint venture between Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) and The Port Group (or the Grand Bahama Port Authority). It also has 741 acres (300 ha) of land. This adjoins it to the Freeport Harbour Company Limited. So, they work as one body, known as the Sea Air Business Centre (SABC).

Grand Bahama International Airport is one of two Bahamian airports that has US border preclearance facilities.

The airport has a 3,359 m × 46 m (11,020 ft × 151 ft) runway. It can handle the largest aircraft in service. It is quite close to all major cities of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.


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