In the latter half of 18th century, the growth of the destination started on modern lines. The reason behind this growth was coming over of thousands of enslaved Africans and Americans to the Bahamas. This happened after America gained its Independence. They chose this beautiful city to settle and consequently they outnumbered the native inhabitants of the place. The different culture of these people brought about a change in the way of living of the original inhabitants as well.
The main airport of this region is Lynden Pindling International Airport. It is situated just about 16 km away from the center of the city. The airport operates a wide array of scheduled flights to main cities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean. Earlier this airport was referred to as Nassau International Airport. Also, this airport is the largest airport in the region. These days, many flights to Nassau are readily available. To reach this country with spectacular scenic attractions, the airport acts as the largest international gateway. The IATA code of this airport is NAS. The airport also acts as a principal hub for Bahamas Air.
The airport also offers pre-clearance facilities to US Border thereby allowing operation of US flights as domestic flights after reaching this destination.In honor of The Right Honorable Sir Lynden Oscar Pindling, the name of the airport was changed from Nassau International Airport to Lynden Pindling International Airport. At present, the airport has more than 30 gates, 2 runways and terminal space of approximately 482,000 sq ft. In the year 2008, this airport handled more than 3 million passengers. About 92,000 take offs and landings took place here at this destination. Nowadays, many cheap tickets are also readily available. In the year 2006, with YVR Airport Services Ltd, NAD or Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) entered a 10-year management agreement for the purpose of management, operation and redevelopment of the airport.