Bahamasair (Nassau), the national flag carrier of Bahamas, has placed a firm order for two ATR 72-600s and three ATR 42-600s, thus becoming a new ATR customer.
Bahamasair’s first ATRs will be delivered before the end of 2015.
The new generation ATRs will allow Bahamasair to upgrade its fleet allowing the airline to solidify excellent passenger experience on both domestic and regional routes from the airline’s main base at Nassau. The 70-seat ATR 72-600s are the perfect solution to bolster and complement the airline’s current Boeing 737 fleet, while the 50-seat ATR 42-600s are very well adapted to connect Bahamas Islands.
Bahamasair (Nassau) will again add the Freeport-Miami route on June 6, operating two days a week (on Fridays and Sundays). Additionally the carrier will start a route linking Nassau with Havana three days a week commencing on June 3.
In other news, Bahamasair has contracted with Xtra Airways (Boise, Idaho) to operate a summer seasonal charter service to Birmingham, Alabama. The first charter flight departed from Birmingham to Freeport, Grand Bahama Island on May 3. The seasonal charter flights will operate to Freeport through August 6 and is bookable through VacationExpress.com.
In addition, Bahamasair is back at Baltimore/Washington (BWI) and Richmond (RIC) for its summer charter program. Xtra Airways will again be operating the flights for Bahamasair. The first or second weekly charters will be operated with Xtra’s N43XA in Xtra colors. However N279AD is being painted at this time and will take over the BWI/RIC flights in a hybrid Bahamasair/Xtra Airways livery that N42XA carried last summer.
Copyright Photo: Tony Storck/AirlinersGallery.com. Xtra Airways has operated for Bahamasair in the past. Boeing 737-429 N42XA (msn 25729) is seen in the past at Baltimore/Washington with Bahamasair titles (currently the aircraft still displays Xtra Airways titles for the Birmingham flights).
Bahamasair (Nassau) as previously reported, started as planned nonstop flights between Freeport (Grand Bahama Island) and four U.S. cities including Richmond, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Baltimore/Washington on May 1, 2012. This new network from Freeport (FPO) replaced Vision Airlines-operated flights which ended on April 30.
The new routes are being operated with Boeing 737-400 aircraft operated by Xtra Airlines (Boise) configured with 138 coach seats and 12 first class seats.
Copyright Photo: Tony Storck. Xtra Airways’ Boeing 737-429 (msn 25729) now carries Bahamasair titles and made its first visit as such to Baltimore/Washington on May 17.
Bahamasair (Nassau) has announced it will start nonstop flights between Freeport (Grand Bahama Island) and four U.S. cities including Richmond, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and Baltimore/Washington. The new flights will start on May 1, 2012 in place of Vision Airlines’ previously operated service which ends on April 30.
The new routes will be operated with Boeing 737-400 aircraft operated by Xtra Airlines (Boise) configured with 138 coach seats and 12 first class seats.