Bahamasair likely to resume international flights in two weeks, says D’Aguilar

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamasair is likely to resume service on its international routes in two weeks, according to Tourism Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar. D’Aguilar told Eyewitness News: “We are looking at it right now, to begin recommencement of operations. “We certainly wanted to ensure there was sufficient demand in place before we got the airline back up […]

Bahamasair economic woes mount, chairman says airline can’t cover fuel

Airline misses payroll ahead of the holiday weekend NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamasair’s chairman Tommy Turnquest has confirmed the delay in salary payments last week was directly linked to the airline’s dire financial situation. Turnquest said the airline has to rely heavily on the government to maintain its operations and keep its nearly 600 employees on […]

Late deposit delays Bahamasair salaries

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamasair yesterday announced delays in the payment of salaries for all employees at several banking institutions. In a memo to all staff, the airline said outstanding payments are expected to be completed by Tuesday, October 13. “Please be aware that monies were received late yesterday afternoon and as a result, this affected […]

Bahamasair chairman says COVID-19 testing requirements may keep demand for domestic flights low

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Bahamasair Chairman Tommy Turnquest said yesterday that he is confident the airline is prepared to resume its domestic flight schedule today. “I’ve been told that we are ready to go,” Turnquest told Eyewitness News. “We’re only flying the ATRs because we are only going to the Family Islands.” Turnquest advised that the airline currently […]

Bahamasair to resume flights on Thursday

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamasair will resume its domestic flight schedule on Thursday. The airline announced the resumption of services in a statement yesterday, and advised that flights are presently available for purchase. All passengers leaving Nassau are reminded that they must be in possession of a negative PCR COVID-19 test – taken within 5 days […]

Airport chaos amid GB border closure

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — As the borders to Grand Bahama closed yesterday amidst a surge in new COVID-19 cases, several flights entering and departing the island were delayed, turned around or deboarded. Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced that Grand Bahama will be placed on a two-week lockdown and all international and domestic flights will be stopped, […]

Former Bahamasair minister calls for explanation on recent delays

Progressive Liberal Party Leader (PLP) Phillip Davis called on the minister with responsibility for Bahamasair Dionisio D’Aguilar to explain what led to the breakdown of services at the national flag carrier this past weekend. Company officials earlier cited electrical issues with one of the state-run company’s jets, which left flights backed up for hours and […]