Celebrating the arrival of bahamasair at Toussaint Louverture International Airport, Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Saturday 14 January were officials of bahamasair, Bahamas Ministry of Transport & Aviation, Ministry of Tourism, Diplomatic Corps, and Haiti’s Government: Phyllis Johnson; HE Godfrey Rolle; Rachelle Mortimer; Fred Donathan; Director Davis; Chairman Valentine Grimes; PS Lorraine Armbrister; Haiti’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pierrot Delienne; Tyrone Sawyer; and Haiti’s Minister of Tourism, Didier Hyppolite (Photo from Bahamas Information Services).
- bahamasair on 14 January began a new twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Saturdays) service between Nassau (NAS) and Port-au-Prince (PAP) in Haiti. The 893-kilometre sector will be flown by the carrier’s ATR 42s and faces no direct competition. The Caribbean carrier’s fleet currently comprises three 737-500s, three ATR 42s and two ATR 72s. The ATRs were all delivered to the airline in the last 18 months. Woody Wilson, Senior Manager for Marketing, bahamasair, said: “We expect to grow this flight from an ATR to a jet. There is a lot of culture in Haiti and we have Bahamians travelling back and forth as tourists and vice versa. We expect to have the Haitian population travelling to The Bahamas as tourists. We expect this to be a great revenue generator for us.” From Nassau bahamasair now serves 18 destinations non-stop including Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando in Florida. According to OAG data the airline accounts for 25% of seats and 20% of flights in Nassau. Its nearest rivals in terms of seat capacity are American Airlines (13%), JetBlue Airways (12%) and Delta Air Lines (11%).