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Bahamas FBO Boosts Hangar, Ramp Space

 - September 12, 2018, 2:21 PM
The centerpiece of a nearly $6 million expansion project at its FBO at Nassau's Lynden Pindling International Airport, Odyssey Aviation's new 25,000 sq ft hangar and accompanying office space is already fully occupied, after the Bahamas experienced its busiest summer tourism season ever in 2018.

Odyssey Aviation Bahamas has completed a $5.75 million construction project at its Lynden Pindling International Airport (MYNN) facility in Nassau. It features a 25,000-sq-ft hangar with a 200-foot clear span and 28-foot-high door, allowing it to shelter aircraft up to a Gulfstream G650. The new structure, which also added 3,000 sq ft of fully leased office space for Odyssey’s tenants, brings the facility to 50,000 sq ft of hangar space. The project also included three acres of 12-inch reinforced concrete ramp space, giving the service provider space to park an additional 10 to 15 aircraft, and aiding traffic flow during peak season.

With the islands spared the devastation of last year’s hurricane season, this past summer was the busiest in the Caribbean country’s history. “Business is booming in the Bahamas and at all our Odyssey Aviation locations, and this trend is predicted to continue,” Odyssey CEO Steven Kelly told AIN.  “The new hangar is already fully occupied with long-term tenants.” 

The expansion of the 26.5-acre facility is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to provide the best in aviation services throughout the Bahamas. “Odyssey Aviation has always strived to ensure a quality customer experience, and we are constantly focused on training. We want all our guests to feel safe and secure and leave the Bahamas with a positive experience,” explained Kelly.

One of two FBOs at MYNN, Odyssey also operates Rubis Aviation-branded full-service facilities at Exuma International Airport and San Salvador International Airport, as well as two ground-handling stations at Governors Harbour and Rock Sound Airports. The company's U.S. affiliate operates Odyssey FBOs at Kissimmee Gateway Airport in Florida and at Detroit's Willow Run Airport.