The Bahamas: West End Airport, Grand Bahama Island Opens



The West End Airport (MYGW) is a private airport which reopened for use on June 1, 2014. The 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, operation. No instrument approaches are available and no night landings/takeoffs are permitted. The airport is open 7 days a week from 8 am to 5 pm. The ICAO code is MYGW and the IATA code is WTD.

“The reopened airport provides an attractive new way to visit Old Bahama Bay Resort & Yacht Harbour,” said James Culmer, General Manager of Old Bahama Bay. “It appeals to the private pilot market and a discerning traveler who values the ease and convenience of private air travel.”

Private pilots can take advantage of a special package from Old Bahama Bay:

Book a 4-night stay or longer at Old Bahama Bay Resort and receive a $300 credit.
Booking window: Now through August 31st, 2014
Travel By Dates: Now through December 20th, 2014
The $300 instant savings offer is valid on minimum 4-night consecutive stay. Offer is valid on single or double occupancy. Offer is redeemable by a licensed private pilot only. Upon Check-in pilot must present a copy of the Bahamas Customs stamped C7A receipt in the name of the traveling party. Limit of one instant savings per pilot.

Old Bahama Bay, www.oldbahamabay.com