The Bahamas is an archipelago that consists of 700 islands and over 2,000 rocks and cays that stretch across 5,359 square miles of the Atlantic Ocean. Only about 30 of these islands are inhabited. The Bahamas is located approximately 50 miles southeast of Florida, USA. Although the island chain has dozens of airports, there are international airports in Freeport, Exuma, and Nassau where the most frequent international flights land at Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). Flying between the islands requires inter-island air service. Flight time from Miami to Nassau is a short 52 minutes, making The Bahamas a convenient tropical destination to visit from the U.S.