WINTER AIRLIFT: United Airlines to resume flights to Nassau this December

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas is expected to benefit from some additional airlift this winter as United Airlines will be adding new, weekly service between Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and Nassau. According to the airline, the new route will run on Saturdays only, starting December 18. The route will use a 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft. […]

SOVEREIGNTY PAYS OFF: Bahamas to receive near $2 mil from airspace agreement by month’s end

D’Aguilar touts airspace agreement as 1 of 3 accomplishments he’s most proud of during his tenure “I have thoroughly enjoyed serving the Bahamian people as the minister of tourism and aviation” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar confirmed yesterday that this nation will receive “just shy of $2 million” by month’s end […]

CRUISE BUSINESS BOOMING: More liners add Bahamas itineraries; Carnival and MSC announce sailings

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Carnival Cruise Line has announced that it will restart its Carnival Pride cruise line from Baltimore, with seven-day cruises to The Bahamas and stops in Nassau, Freeport and Carnival’s private-island destination, Half Moon Cay.  Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said: “We’re thrilled to be back in Baltimore, providing our guests […]

TAKING FLIGHT: Berry Islands get new airline service

Twice weekly flights between Ft Lauderdale and Berry Islands  BERRY ISLANDS, BAHAMAS — Within weeks of launching its inaugural flights between Nassau and Fort Lauderdale on Cessna Caravan EX planes, Tropic Ocean Airways has hit another milestone. On Thursday, September 2, the airline relaunched weekly scheduled service between Fort Lauderdale and Great Harbour Cay in the Berry […]

Captains Valerie Talbot and Eric Larson inducted as Bahamas flying ambassadors

BMOTA looking at launching a Women’s Bahamas Pilots program FREEPORT, GRAND BAHAMA — Captains Valerie Talbot and Eric Larson of Delray Beach, Florida, have officially been inducted as flying ambassadors for The Islands of The Bahamas. The historic induction ceremony, complete with an airplane water salute and issuance of certificates, credentials and Bahamas-branded gift items, […]

FOR PROTECTION: Bahamas taking “additional precautions” as country joins CDC’s highest-risk destinations list

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas is taking additional precautions to ensure that “safety remains of the utmost importance” with stringent protocols in place to enter the country, the Ministry of Tourism said yesterday. The statement followed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) increasing its travel recommendations to “Level 4: Very High Level of COVID-19 […]

ONLY A MATTER OF TIME: US travel advisory against The Bahamas was “inevitable”, says D’Aguilar

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The recent US Department of State Level 4 travel advisory on The Bahamas was “inevitable” given the tremendous surge in COVID-19 cases, Tourism and Aviation Minister Dionisio D’Aguilar said yesterday. The minister noted that this nation continues to walk a “fine line” in balancing economic and health concerns amid the pandemic. The […]

MORE SAILINGS AHEAD: Crystal Cruises to add more Bahamas voyages in fall and through winter

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The Bahamas will add three new Crystal Cruises voyages starting this fall and into the peak winter season, with the cruise line announcing a new series of sailings aboard the Crystal Symphony. The first addition is a seven-night, Bound for Paradise voyage, which commences November 26 from New York City to Nassau, calling […]

“WE HAVE TO BE MORE CAUTIOUS”: Govt hopes to mitigate virus spread with new cruise regulations, says minister

“If you want to come to The Bahamas (by cruise), you have to be vaccinated” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The government is hoping to mitigate any potential spread of the COVID-19 virus from cruise passengers with its latest regulations calling for all passengers 12 and older to be fully vaccinated, according to Tourism and Aviation Minister […]

BATED BREATH: Bahamas officials await pending COVID-related changes to US policy for international travelers

Biden administration reportedly considering barring non-vaccinated international travelers from entering the USA “The state department and White House have not yet finalized the policy” NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamas Ambassador to the United States Sidney Collie said yesterday Bahamian officials are monitoring and awaiting a change in policy for the US to require proof of vaccination […]

MORE TRAVELERS INCOMING: Virgin Atlantic to introduce twice-weekly flights to Bahamas this winter

Virgin rep says company looks forward to expanding Caribbean portfolio  NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Virgin Atlantic has added a twice-weekly service from London’s Heathrow airport to The Bahamas beginning this winter, the airline has announced. According to the airline, the new services are aimed at responding to the pent-up demand for Caribbean destinations. The twice-weekly services […]