Bahamasair is the national airline of the Bahamas with their headquarters located in the capital, Nassau. The airline was established in 1973 and the local airline offers scheduled flight services to 32 regional destinations around the US, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands and the Bahamas.
Current domestic routes out of Nassau include airlift into Grand Bahama, Abaco, Eleuthera, Exuma, Crooked Island, Acklins, Mayaguana, Inagua, San Salvador and Long Island in October 2016. Currently, International routes that are operated include Florida – Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando. Other international routes include The Turks & Caicos and Havana, Cuba.
The airline’s main purpose as the National Flag carrier is to provide an ‘Essential Service’ bridging Nassau, the nation’s capital and the remote Family of Islands. The national carrier was incorporated under the name Bahamasair Holdings Limited and resulted from the amalgamation of two privately-owned carriers, Out Island Airways and Flamingo Airways. The airline remains wholly owned by the Bahamas Government. In December 1975, Bahamasair inaugurated scheduled services to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Recently, in 2001, Bahamasair inaugurated scheduled service to Havana, Cuba and in 2004 started flights to Santo Domingo.
Bahamasair allows one personal item, for example, a handbag or camera case, alongside a carry-on bag. The two items combined must not exceed 22 x 14 x 9inches, and 20 lbs in weight. These two items apply for both international and domestic flights.
Bahamas Air allows passengers one checked a bag free of charge. This must be 62 inches or less when combining the length, width and height dimensions. It can not exceed 50 lbs in weight. Any additional bags to the one free bag is charged at the following rates:
Second bag – $35.00
Third Bag – $75.00
Fourth Bag – $125.00
Bahamasair offers online check-in for their flights.
If passengers wish to check-in at the airport for their flight, they must arrive and check-in at least two hours before scheduled departure time. This applies to both domestic and international flights.
The Bahamasair fleet includes three ATR 42-600, two ATR 72-600, three Boeing 737-500 and one Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
Economy Class is Bahamasair’s only cabin class.
Economy Class Facilities
The airline offers a warm and friendly service, carried out by the airline’s professionally trained cabin crew.
The airline doesn’t offer in-flight entertainment, but there may be a magazine to read onboard.
Economy Class Seats
Seats are set out in either a 2 x 2 or 3 x 3 configuration, with plenty of legroom and space for each passenger.