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Bahamas Airports Public-Private Partnership

The Bahamas Airports Public-Private Partnership is a project designed to develop and operate a portfolio of nine airports across The Bahamas. The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation seeks to identify experienced and qualified private sector operator-developers to manage the operations, maintenance and future long-term development of the airport portfolio under a concessions agreement. To ensure this project aligns with the Ministry’s organisational framework, the airports have been parceled into three bundles.

  • Grand Bahama
  • Family Islands
  • Cat Island

Grand Bahama

International Airport Objectives
  • Plan and deliver replacement facilities to develop the airport’s potential, facilitate growth, enable sustainable and resilient outcomes, and comply with regulations and applicable law 
  • Undertake operations to meet safety standards, deliver user experiences in line with industry best practice levels of service, and operationalize efficiencies to optimize profitability 
  • Monetize potential upside in non-aeronautical revenues from commercial and complementary developments, including from extent of land holdings 
  • Submit and obtain Bahamas approval for adjustments to passenger, security, other fees for aeronautical/commercial operations to cover debt servicing and operating costs 
  • Transition in new facilities and demolish redundant and unutilized elements


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Family Islands

Six International Airports: 
  • Leonard M. Thompson International Airport (Abaco)
  • Exuma International Airport
  • North Eleuthera International Airport
  • Long Island International Airport
  • Great Harbour Cay International Airport
  • San Salvador International Airport

More information to come at a later date 

Cat Island

 Two International Airports  
  • New Bight Airport
  • Arthur's Town Airport

More information to come at a later date 


March 28
Request for Pre-Qualifications (RFpQ) Open

Operators and developers will be able to submit their request for qualifications.

May 13
Request for Pre-Qualifications (RFpQ) Closed

Request for Pre-Qualifications (RFpQ) submission portal will be closed at 11:59 pm. All submissions will be reviewed by the Evaluation Committee. Shortlist will be provided to the Deputy Prime Minister for approval. 

June 13
Shortlist Announcement & Release of Request for Proposals (RFP)

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and informed that they are eligible to advance to the RFP stage of the process. Department of Aviation will issue a statement to the market and bidders of the outcome. 

July 29
Request for Proposals (RFP) Submission Deadline

Deadline for shortlisted candidates to submit their proposals. All submissions will be reviewed by the Evaluation Committee. 

August 17
Preferred Proponent Selection Announcement

Department of Aviation will notify the successful and unsuccessful candidates. Additionally, they will issue a statement to the other shortlisted candidates and market of the outcome of the RFP.

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A government authority responsible for developing and maintaining the system, procedures and infrastructure to ensure safe, secure and efficient air transportation services.

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The Bahamas Department of Aviation 
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investments & Aviation 
British American Financial Building, 4th Floor
Nassau, New Providence
P.O. Box N3701 
Phone: 1-242-302-2000 Ext. 2783 
Email: p3airports@bahamas.com