The Marsh Harbour Airport has been renamed as the "Leonard M. Thompson International Airport." According to reports, a renaming ceremony is to take place on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Marsh Harbour.
Marsh Harbour Airport is one of the busiest airports in the Bahamas, and services perhaps the most popular cruiser destination – many cruising boaters use the airport for trips back home and to shuttle crew, family and friends.
The new International Terminal at the airport finally opened in 2014 after years of delays and cost overruns – and a lot of muddy travelers. The airport facility was redeveloped at a cost of over $30 million, with an array of shops and restaurants.
The airport is now named after Captain Leonard Thompson, who was born in Hope Town, Abaco, in 1917, and flew combat missions for the Royal Canadian Air Force in WWII. He also served as a Member of Parliament from 1949-1967.