In 1970, British Airways stopped flying to The Bahamas, and the Bahamian Government accurately predicted that some of the other major airlines flying to the country would follow British Airways" lead. Bahamasair was established in 1973 as a product of a newly established Independent Commonwealth of The Bahamas, in the oil crisis of the 1970s, by acquiring the operations of Flamingo Airlines and Out Island Airways. Bahamasair was met initially with a lot of problems, such as poor maintenance facilities, economic shape and company structure.
In spite of all these difficulties, the airline opened its first international service. Bahamasair grabbed a substantial part of the Bahamas air market when other major airlins left the market. Through the rest of the 1970s, Bahamasair kept adding flights to other cities in Florida and, domestically, the presence of the airline also grew at a large rate.
During the early 1980s, Bahamasair unsuccessfully tried to expand to the Northeast United States, opening flights to Philadelphia, Washington DC (Dulles) and Newark, New Jersey and had to cut them off in 1989.
About the airline
Bahamasair Holdings Limited, operating as Bahamasair, is an airline based in the Bahamasair House in Nassau, Bahamas. It is the national airline and operates domestic scheduled services to 15 destinations and regional scheduled services to Havana and four cities in Florida. Its main base is Lynden Pindling International Airport. It has the same logo as the Bahamas current logo.
Currently International routes include Florida â€“ Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando.Â Other current international routes include The Turks & Caicos and Havana, Cuba.
Current domestic routes out of Nassau include airlift into Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma, Crooked Island, Acklins, Mayaguana, Inagua, San Salvador, Long Island and Cat Island.
The Bahamasairâ€™s fleet includes the following aircrafts: 2 Boeing 737-200 and 5 Bombardier Dash 8 300.
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The cheapest flights offered by Bahamasair is for the route Flights from Nassau to Nassau, and the longest flight is on route Flights from New York to Nassau which takes 3h 8m.
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