Saturday, June 7, 2014

Grand Bahama's West End Private Airport Now Open

By Old Bahama Bay
Jun 6, 2014


West End, Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas (June 5, 2014) -- The West End Airport (MYGW) is a private airport available for use as of June 1, 2014 (with advance permission). The new 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, airport. No instrument approaches are available and no night landings/takeoffs permitted. The airport is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm but only if prior arrangements have been made. 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 determine if an aircraft is already approved or to get an aircraft pre-approved, the registration number must submit to Ashley Smith, Airport Manager, at or call (242-727-1335).

Airport fees and charges are being finalized at this time.Maximum aircraft landing weight limits also apply. No fuel, GPU or aircraft tug services currently available.

“This airport now gives West End a competitive edge in appealing to the private pilot market and the discerning luxury market,” states James Culmer, General Manager of Old Bahama Bay.

Private pilots can also take advantage of a special package from Old Bahama Bay. Click here for details.

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 or visit