LPIA stakeholders close out spring break travel and plan ahead for heavy Easter traffic

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As a busy spring break travel period comes to a close, key stakeholders at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) will continue operational measures to manage heavy traffic anticipated over the Easter holiday weekend. In February of this year, 322,596 passengers moved through LPIA, up 21.9% year-over-year with similar growth trends expected when March […]

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Exuma investor: We’re “busting out” of airport

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The largest shareowner of one of Exuma’s principal properties is looking forward to a follow-through on promises of a new airport, with thousands of guests now “busting out” of the current facility. Grand Isle investor Peter Nicholson said if the island were to accommodate the visitor arrival growth of its current trajectory, […]

Bahamasair, Air Canada and United Airlines top LPIA passenger surveys

NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – Today, March 25, 2019, Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) officials revealed the top Airport Service Quality (ASQ) performers at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). During the final quarter of 2018, airline partners Bahamasair (Domestic Sector), Air Canada (International Sector) and United Airlines (US Sector) earned high marks on passenger survey scores. Every […]

Bahamas receives record-breaking number of visitors in 2018

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas received far more visitors to its shores in 2018 than in any previous year in its “entire history of being engaged” in the tourism business, Minister of Tourism and Aviation Dionisio D’Aguilar said Wednesday. The increase in tourism business in 2018 was experienced nationwide — Nassau/ Paradise Island, Grand Bahama and […]

LPIA sees busiest day on record

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) recorded its highest traffic day on record last month, with Tourism officials calling visitor arrivals to The Bahamas a “banner” start to the year. Speaking at the Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) tourism trade fair in Berlin, Tourism’s Director General Joy Jibrilu revealed that while LPIA hit a record […]

Cruise lines have no issue with govt.’s selection for port

Royal Caribbean CEO excited and prepared to work with new developer   NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Although it missed out on the Nassau’ cruise port project, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) President and CEO Michael Bayley said yesterday that the cruise lines are not bothered, and are instead “exited, and willing” to work with the selected […]

Despite failed Fyre Fest, occupancy rates at Grand Isle in Exuma skyrocket

NASSAU, BAHAMAS –  The largest shareowner of Exuma’s luxurious Grand Isle property is noting one upside of the doomed Fyre Festival documentary which shed a negative light on the island of Exuma: higher occupancy rates. Initially worried that the island’s tourism product would take a hit from the popularity of the Netflix and Hulu documentaries […]

Nearly $800 million in FDI projected

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Nearly $800 million in Foreign Direct Investment is projected to bolster the country’s economy in the short to medium terms, the government revealed yesterday. In his mid-year budget statement, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Peter Turnquest said the economy benefitted from the completion of a number of FDI projects last […]

LPIA sees 3.7M passengers in 2018, up 11% overall

Airport expected to maintain traffic levels in 2019    NASSAU, BAHAMAS  – Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) on Wednesday released its CY2018 passenger figures, revealing a significant jump in traffic at Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). Last year, the airport served 3.7 million (3,693,146) passengers, an increase of 11 per cent over the calendar year […]

Bahamasair commissions new 138-seater jet

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The national flag carrier, Bahamasair, on Thursday commissioned a 138-seater jet, which completes its 125-million-dollar acquisition of nine aircraft for an improved fleet. Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar assured that the new jet is expected to ease the load for the airline that has had its share of operational challenges in […]

TripAdvisor Award Winner boosts ad budget amidst new Lenny Kravitz ad

CAT ISLAND, BAHAMAS – Seeking to boost occupancy by 10 per cent, one Cat-Island based 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award winner has ramped up advertising to maximize exposure from the newest Ministry of Tourism ad featuring rock star Lenny Kravitz. Rollezz Villas Beach Resort proprietor Carl Rolle said the ad’s highlights of the family islands […]

Stopover arrivals prove promising for 2019

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On the heels of experiencing double-digit stopover visitor arrivals in 2018, Ministry of Tourism officials are confident that 2019 figures will prove just as successful. While The Bahamas finished 2018 with stopover visitor arrivals at 18 per cent, Dionisio D’Aguilar, Minister of Tourism and Aviation revealed that 2019 is shaping up to […]

Lenny Kravitz stars in new tourism campaign

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism (MOT) has teamed up with Rock ‘n Roll, Grammy Award-Winning star Lenny Kravitz for its new multi-million-dollar brand campaign, ‘Fly Away.’ Fly Away, a mirrored name of Kravitz’s 1998 hit, was released in New York City (NYC) on Thursday at the eccentric Public Hotels to an audience […]