Nassau X Bahamas International
Lynden Pindling International Airport (IATA: NAS, ICAO: MYNN) was formerly known as Nassau International Airport, and is the largest airport in the Bahamas and the largest international gateway into the country. It is a major hub for Bahamasair and is located in western New Providence Island near to the capital city of Nassau.
With more than 3 million passengers and over 80,000 takeoffs and landings, the airport had reached its capacity by 2011 and its facilities were outdated and insufficient. In 2006, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) entered a 10-year management agreement with YVR Airport Services Ltd. (YVRAS) to manage, operate and redevelop the airport.
The redevelopment updated the airport facilities to world-class standards and expanded terminal capacity. The work was carried out in three stages. The first stage included the design and construction of a new 247,000 sq ft (22,900 mē) U.S Departures Terminal. Stage 2 consisted of the complete renovation of the current U.S terminal, to serve as the new U.S/International Arrivals Terminal. Stage 3 involved the design and construction of a new 112,000 sq ft (10,400 mē) domestic arrivals and departures terminal, as well as an International Departures Terminal at the location of the existing International Arrivals Hall.