Airport temporarily closed, should open soon

The airport within the development temporarily closed late last year, following the transfer of the property to the new owners Resort Holdings / Replay Resorts.

Replay has worked to secure a new operating agreement with the Bahamas government, and following an inspection of the runway and re-staffing they expect to open the airport to lot owners shortly.

Local staff is planned to be available "on-call", so pilots can expect more flexible hours of operations compared to the past.

If you plan to access the resort by plane, please notify Michael Guenter from Replay so he can add your tail number to the list of restricted users.

Airport to open to public, charter services

The Freeport News is reporting that the airport within the development will soon open to the public, in an effort to attract more business to Old Bahama Bay.

Derek Gape said "... we want to turn the airport into General Aviation use so that we can actually bring in charters to help the existing resort, Old Bahama Bay Resort so that we can sell more rooms, bring more people here and to create more of a marketing edge for Old Bahama Bay."

According to my sources the General Aviation permit has been issued, and they are now looking for additional staff to undergo the required training.

"This new application for the airport gives us the ability to open it for general aviation is going to be huge for us," said Mr. Gape, "because it means that anyone who gets into a plane in Florida can now say lets go to Old Bahama Bay for lunch. That's a great thing for us."

Further more, Paris Air out of Vero Beach is actively going to be promoting aircraft charters to and from the resort.

I think this is great news, as it will expand the staff and access to the airport for property owners.