New direct flight to New York

American Airlines (AA) has a new one way non-stop flight services to New York City from New Providence according, to a statement released Thursday.

The release highlighted the government’s plans to enhance the country’s tourism sector.

The newly added flight will originate from LaGuardia International Airport (LIA) in New York City to Nassau.

“This will allow for additional arrivals from one of the largest tourism markets in the world, as well as providing Bahamians with additional options while they make their own travel plans,” the release said.

“This new service which will begin in December would provide another non-stop option for travelers looking to beat the winter blues by coming to soak up our sunshine, enjoy our beaches and the hospitality of the great Bahamian people.

“The Free National Movement (FNM) Government has been hard at work diversifying our economy, the tourism industry being a critical component of that overall strategy.  We have worked with the key tourism officials while ensuring that we continue to show the world why they should come to The Bahamas, and we are seeing the results of that effort.