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LPIA marks busiest season

An estimated 31,600 passengers traveled through Lynden Pindling International Airport December 15-17, heading home for the holidays or traveling to Nassau/Paradise Island to celebrate the festive season. 

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017

LPIAAn estimated 31,600 passengers traveled through Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) December 15-17, heading home for the holidays or traveling to Nassau/Paradise Island to celebrate the festive season.

US Departures averaged out at just over 9,500 travelers and International Arrivals, including travelers from destinations in the US, totaled more than 12,500 passengers over the three-day period.


Historically, the peak travel seasonal spans from mid-December through January 2. Last year, during the same two-week period, the airport processed 104,000-plus passengers through its three terminals.

Jan Knowles, vice president of marketing & communications at Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), outlined LPIA’s plans to manage passenger flow at the facility and offered helpful tips to travellers utilizing the airport between now and the New Year.

“Based on past travel patterns and the traffic we experienced over the weekend, we anticipate high volumes within all three of our terminals over the next two weeks,” Knowles said.

“As always, we are asking members of the traveling public to plan ahead. We are also encouraging LPIA users to plug in to the official social media channels for the airport and also for their specific carriers in order to stay connected and receive the latest terminal news and updates on their travel plans in real time.”

As part of the airport’s preparation for increased traffic, LPIA stakeholders have allocated the necessary resources to enhance passenger movement through the terminals.

Existing technology tools including Automated Passport Control (APC) kiosks in US Customs and Electronic Boarding Pass (EBP) for mobile device check-ins are allowing for a smoother travel experience for LPIA passengers.

Minister of State for Grand Bahama Kwasi Thompson addressed members of the official Tech Hub Steering Committee, which held two days of deliberations at the Grand Lucayan resort, December 14-15.

The Financial Secretary in the Ministry of Finance released December 29 Guidance Notes on the Common Reporting Standard for Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters. Read or download the notes here.

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