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Posted by:Sep 19th 2002, 03:24:09 pm
KimberlyCaribbean Aviation's in the Nassau phone book, 242 377 3317 or e-mail carib.ltd@batelnet.bs. Their Freeport office is 242 457 5373.

Thanks, Enna, for the heads up!
Posted by:Sep 19th 2002, 01:04:21 pm
SavageEnna - Do you have the contact information for "Caribbean Aviation"....I couldn't find anything on the web.a
Posted by:Sep 18th 2002, 04:37:19 pm
dottyI was just able to book a seat on Gulfstream for 10/3 so I guess the airport is open again!
Posted by:Sep 17th 2002, 07:31:45 pm
Charlie MelotWe landed at North Eleuthera on Friday Sept. 14. There is now 4,000 feet of open runway. The rest is paved and should open soon. White Crown, the "jet center" is and has been open for more than a year. They have fuel and a nice air conditioned lounge as well as on site customs service. As for big jets we have had large corporate and private jets there for years. It was a marginal operation on the old rough runway. The new runway mostly makes it safer for existing traffic. We may see the a larger jet or two but I doubt we'll see any major influx. From a pilot's standpoint of view (landing there for 23 years) the new runway is absoultely gorgeous, a credit to the government for funding it and the company doing the work.
Posted by:Sep 17th 2002, 10:10:01 am
ennaCarribean Aviation also has flights out of Nassau to NE,scheduled charters,several times a day at 58$ a person one way.
Very convenient schedule for those flying out of Europe.No more overnight stays in Nassau required.
Posted by:Sep 16th 2002, 02:00:27 pm
ColinI'm sure I'll get hammered for this, and I know how important a better airport with a longer strip and gas on hand may be to tourism, but it seems to me North Eleuthera already benefits enought from the rich and famous. They already manage to get to the islands. Seems to me this will allow the true jet set to wing in without the hassles of changing planes in Nassau or Miami. But what will it mean for Brilanders and those who live in Spanish Wells and Eleuthera, I ask? Their flights won't change, will they?

Or am I an ignorant putz who is missing the point that this is mostly being done for safety's sake? If so, what benefit does doubling the runway length make, other than allowing much bigger, faster planes in? Night lights and gas make eminent sense. Please educate me!
Posted by:Sep 15th 2002, 10:38:11 pm
Fig Tree News TeamAs you've come to know, the airport at North Eleuthera is closed to commercial flights during improvements. The landing strip is being repaved and extended to 6,000 feet. It is expected that 3,000 feet will be available starting on Sept. 3rd, enough for Twin Air from Fort Lauderdale and small charter flights from Nassau. The full 6,000 feet will be available at the end of September. Also by the end of September, lights will be installed to permit night landings. Commercial flights will be re-instated when repairs are complete. During the closing, taxis are available to bring passengers from the airport at Governors Harbour. Watch our What's New page for a notice of the re-opening.

If you're coming to Harbour Island from Europe, you can fly to Nassau from London or Paris. From the United States, fly into Nassau, Miami, or Fort Lauderdale.

From any of these three cities make sure you are booked into the tiny airport at North Eleuthera (ELH); other airports on Eleuthera will require a very long taxi ride. ELH is served by these airlines.

From Fort Lauderdale
Twin Air 954-359-6266
US Airways 800-622-1015
Continental Air 800-231-0856

From Miami
US Air 800-622-1015
Continental Air 800-231-0856

From Nassau
Bahamas Air 800-222-4262
242-322-4727

North Eleuthera Airport is a Port of Entry for private flights with a 4,500 foot runway with no tower, and currently no gas. However, plans are afoot to provide gas and open a jet center.

For a real adventure, try the seaplane
Island Seaplanes is now bringing daytrippers to Harbour Island from Nassau. The plane pulls right up to Government Dock. Prices from $79 per person. Plans are afoot eventually to add a day trip from Harbour Island. Currently the schedule is:

Depart Nassau 10:00 a.m.
Depart Harbour Island 4:15 pm

Call 242 327 8130 or 242 340-5991.

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