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BAHAMAS AIRPORT CLOSURES DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW

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

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Exumas

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

Eleuthera

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

Andros

San Andros

Fresh Creek

Mangrove Cay

Congo Town

 

Abacos

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

 

Bimini

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.