National air transport system

number of registered air carriers: 5 (2020)

inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 35

annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers: 1,197,116 (2018)

annual freight traffic on registered air carriers: 160,000 (2018) mt-km

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix



54 (2021)

Airports - with paved runways


civil airports: 3

military airports: 0

joint use (civil-military) airports: 0

other airports: 21

note: paved runways have a concrete or asphalt surface but not all have facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control; the length of a runway required for aircraft to safely operate depends on a number of factors including the type of aircraft, the takeoff weight (including passengers, cargo, and fuel), engine types, flap settings, landing speed, elevation of the airport, and average maximum daily air temperature; paved runways can reach a length of 5,000 m (16,000 ft.), but the “typical” length of a commercial airline runway is between 2,500-4,000 m (8,000-13,000 ft.)

Airports - with unpaved runways


note: unpaved runways have a surface composition such as grass or packed earth and are most suited to the operation of light aircraft; unpaved runways are usually short, often less than 1,000 m (3,280 ft.) in length; airports with unpaved runways often lack facilities for refueling, maintenance, or air traffic control


1 (2021)


total: 2,700 km (2011)

paved: 1,620 km (2011)

unpaved: 1,080 km (2011)

Merchant marine

total: 1,307

by type: bulk carrier 337, container ship 40, general cargo 63, oil tanker 213, other 654 (2022)

Ports and terminals

major seaport(s): Freeport, Nassau, South Riding Point

cruise port(s): Freeport, Half Moon Cay, Nassau

container port(s) (TEUs): Freeport (1,642,780) (2021)