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The West End Airport, Grand Bahama Island Now Open

The West End Airport (MYGW) is a private airport which reopened for use on June 1, 2014. The airport opens Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour and the idyllic destination of West End, Grand Bahama Island to private pilots and charter operators. Just 55 miles from Palm Beach, Florida and with 6,000 feet of paved runway, the West End Airport is a pilot’s dream.

The airport is a daytime only, VFR only, operation. No instrument approaches are available and no night landings/takeoffs are permitted. The airport is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm. The ICAO code is MYGW and the IATA code is WTD.

Only aircraft which have been pre-approved by West End Airport Management and Bahamas ATC may land. This requires that the registration number of the aircraft be submitted and approved. To obtain approval, please contact Ashley Smith, Airport Manager, at AshleyJamesSmith1940@gmail.com or call (242-727-1335).

Airport fees and charges are being finalized at this time. The maximum aircraft landing weight limit is 18,000 lbs. No fuel, GPU or aircraft tug services are currently available.

“The reopened airport provides an attractive new way to visit Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour,” said James Culmer, General Manager of Old Bahama Bay. “It appeals to the private pilot market and a discerning traveler who values the ease and convenience of private air travel.”

Private pilots can take advantage of a special package from Old Bahama Bay:

Private Pilot Offer: $300 Instant Savings.

Offer Details: Book a 4-night stay or longer at Old Bahama Bay Resort and receive a $300 credit.

Booking window: Now through August 31st, 2014
Travel By Dates: Now through December 20th, 2014

The $300 instant savings offer is valid on minimum 4-night consecutive stay. Offer is valid on single or double occupancy. Offer is redeemable by a licensed private pilot only. Upon Check-in pilot must present a copy of the Bahamas Customs stamped C7A receipt in the name of the traveling party. Limit of one instant savings per pilot. Offer not combinable with any other offers.

Old Bahama Bay and West End Village are located approximately 25 miles west of the city of Freeport, Grand Bahama. With its 73 rooms, beachfront dining and 72 marina slips, Old Bahama Bay has a barefoot elegance ambiance with an out-island remote feel, but with the convenience of major destination amenities all just 26 miles away. For more information or reservations please call 1-888-983-6188, email sales@oldbahambay.com or visit www.oldbahamabay.com.

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