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Bahamas opens new airport terminal

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2012 | 12:00 AM

A new international terminal has opened at the largest airport in The Bahamas as part of a US$409 million project.

The 226,000-square-foot terminal at Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport opened Tuesday.

A new US departures terminal opened in March 2011, while a new domestic and international departures terminal and a domestic arrivals terminal is scheduled to open in late 2013.

The additions will allow the airport to handle five million passengers a year, up from three million. The airport also will be able to accommodate 12 US aircraft, compared to the current five. It also will have six new positions available for international aircraft.

Nearly 774,000 tourists visited The Bahamas through June of this year, a 4.3 per cent increase from the same period last year.

- AP