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Airport closures for The Department of Civil Aviation in conjunction with the Airport Authority of The Bahamas and following consultation with the Department of Meteorology, advises the public that the following airport closures will go into effect on Tuesday and Wednesday the 4th and 5th of October, 2016, as a result of tropical or hurricane force winds emanating from Hurricane Matthew:

Tuesday October 4th, 2016 at 7pm



George Town

Darby Island

Little Darby Island

Farmer’s Cay

Fowl Cay

Rudder Cut Cay

Hog Cay

Sampson Cay

Lee Stocking

Black Point

Norman’s Cay

Staniel Cay


Long Island

Stella Maris Long Island


Cat Island

The Bight

Arthur’s Town

Hawk’s Nest


Rock Sound

Governor’s Harbour

San Salvador Airport





Wednesday October 5th, 2016 at 11am

North Eleuthera


Berry Islands

Chub Cay

Great Harbour Cay

Little Whale Cay

Big Whale Cay

Rum Cay


San Andros

Fresh Creek

Mangrove Cay

Congo Town



Leonard M. Thompson (Marsh Harbour)

Treasure Cay

Sandy Point

Gorda Cay

Scotland Cay

Spanish Cay

Walker’s Cay


Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama International Airport

Deep Water Cay

West End



North Bimini

Cat Cay

Ocean Cay


New Providence

Lynden Pindling International Airport


The Department of Civil Aviation and the Airport Authority will advise the public of any changes to the afore-mentioned times, and on the airport reopenings, as necessary.

The public is advised that as of 11am on Wednesday, 5th October 2016, ALL airports in the Commonwealth of The Bahamas must be closed in the interest of the safety of the travelling public.