Writer: Macushla Pinder
Bahamasair today took off on the first of three days of relief flights to the United States; one day after the decision to suspend regularly scheduled flights to that top route.
Prime Minister the Most Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis made the announcement during his national address on Sunday amid increasing local COVID-19 cases. This figure has shot up exponentially in the days following the reopening of the country’s borders to commercial flights.
In light of its suspended services, Bahamasair will – until Wednesday – accommodate Bahamians, Bahamian residents and those with valid work permits wishing to return home.
The airline’s first flight was scheduled for 12:30pm to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A return flight was expected to leave at 3:00pm.
Bahamasair will leave again for Fort Lauderdale at 12:30pm on Tuesday. This flight will in turn leave Fort Lauderdale at 3:00pm for Freeport. At 5:00pm, a flight will take off from Freeport to Nassau.
On Wednesday, the airline will depart for Nassau to Fort Lauderdal at 12:30pm. A return flight is scheduled for 3:00pm.