Lynden Pindling International Airport (IATA: NAS, ICAO: MYNN) (formerly known as Nassau International Airport)
is the largest airport in The Bahamas, and the largest international gateway into the Bahamas.
Nassau Airport is located 10 miles (16km) to the west of the capital
city of Nassau. The airport contains U.S. Border preclearance
facilities allowing all US flights to operate as domestic flights upon arrival within the United States.
The name of the airport was officially changed on July 6, 2006 in honor of The Right Honourable Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling
(22 March 1930 - 25 August 2000), first Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Sir Lynden, as he was
affectionately called, is hailed as the Father of the Nation, having led The Bahamas to Majority Rule in 1967 as
well as Independence from Great Britain in 1973.