The Grand Bahama international and domestic airport terminals were both extensively damaged in 2019 by Hurricane Dorian.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investments and Aviation, the Hon. Chester Cooper was in Grand Bahama along with Minister For Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey, where he spoke to the progress being made in the rebuilding of the international and domestic airports.

Cooper says the Freeport Airport Development Company is down to two bidders for the international airport in Grand Bahama and that they will begin negotiations with those companies.

As to the investment government has made into the airports, Cooper said, “We’ve bought in some modular offices. We’ve put in new lights on the runways, new generators, new elevators for the towers. We’ve spent a lot of money in the interim period because we know to build an airport takes two years. In the meantime though we’re getting a lot of traffic coming into Grand Bahama. We’ve been promoting the island of Grand Bahama. We have Bahamasair from Raleigh. We have American from Charlotte. We have more flights coming from Fort Lauderdale by American as well as Bahamasair.”