Gainesville Regional Airport (GNV) is an excellent choice for visiting anglers heading to the Big Bend. With service from Atlanta (Delta), Charlotte (USAir) and Miami (American) and a good supply of rental cars, the airport is convenient to some great fishing spots. It’s only about an hour from Yankeetown and about an hour-and-a-half from Cedar Key, Suwannee, Horseshoe Beach and Steinhatchee. Conveniently located on the east side of town, the airport is a short hop from the University of Florida and some of Gainesville‘s best restaurants, night life and lodging. If you consider travel costs from some of the major airports in Florida to the Big Bend, the fares to GNV are pretty competitive, too!