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Watermakers Air becomes Makers Air today

Watermakers Air, the leading private flight charter based out of Fort Lauderdale, also with scheduled service to the Bahamian Islands, will debut a new name and brand at the start of the 2018 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which will take place this upcoming October 31st through November 4th.

The boutique airline is proud to announce they will now be known as Makers Air. The name change comes at the heels of the launch of a new brand look that reflects their unparalleled personalized service and prestige.

“With Watermakers Air we set out to create an island airline that provided top level service to more remote Bahamian destinations and eliminated the challenges of commercial flying. Now, with Makers Air, we’ve taken our brand promise to the next level by creating a tailored passenger experience that is focused on customer service and connecting our clients with the Out Islands of The Bahamas,” stated David Hocher, Makers Air’s Owner and CEO.

Makers Air

About Makers Air

Makers Air, based out of Fort Lauderdale Executive airport, is a charter operator with scheduled service to the Bahamian Islands. As a family-owned business founded in 1999, this boutique airline provides a personalized and upscale alternative to commercial flying. Offering multiple daily flights at competitive prices, Makers Air connects passengers to many of the most pristine and hard to reach destinations in the Bahamas. Makers Air delivers an experience made for the journey seeker, air travel that is both effortless and exciting.

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Watermakers Air to add a new Cessna Caravan EX to its fleet


Watermakers Air has announced it is adding a Cessna Caravan EX as the newest addition to their fleet of Cessna 208B Grand Caravans. Delivered direct from the Cessna factory, this state of the art Caravan EX will be the newest, most comfortable Caravan available in South Florida. The modern Caravan EX boasts a luxurious cabin our passengers are sure to enjoy, with executive leather seating, a wide aisle, and large windows to savor the beautiful views of the islands. Equipped with the most advanced technology in its class, the EX features the exceptional Garmin G1000 glass cockpit avionics suite. In addition, the larger engine and four-bladed prop allow for a faster cruising speed and provide an ultra-quiet and smooth ride.



Watermakers Air offers comfortable and reliable scheduled air service for both passengers and freight from Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport to 10 Out Island airstrips in the Bahamas. Watermakers Air also offers private charters to destinations of your choice.

Scheduled Passenger and Freight Service to:

Andros (San Andros, Fresh Creek, Congo Town)
Chub Cay
Great Harbour Cay
Eleuthera (North Eleuthera, Rock Sound)
Staniel Cay
Great Exuma
Cat Island (New Bight)
Private Charters to the destination of your choice

Anywhere in the Bahamas or within 500 miles of Ft. Lauderdale
(excluding Haiti and Cuba)

Watermakers Air operates from a private hangar at Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE).


All scheduled flights are operated by Exuma Cays Travel, Inc., a Public Charter Operator under the approved U.S. DOT 380 Public Charter Program, prospectus number PC-15-191.

Watermakers Air was formed in 2002 for the specific purpose of flying passengers, as well as freight and supplies. Although the name harkens back to the time when our operation was primarily a support division of Watermakers, Inc., we are now a stand-alone FAA certified public charter operator for both passengers and freight.

All images by Watermakers Air.

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