Bahamasair

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Bahamasair, the National Flag Carrier of the Bahamas came about as a result of the discontinuation of service by British Airways in 1970 and Pan American Airlines in 1973 due to the fuel crisis. These occurrences left an unacceptable void in the Bahamian transportation industry, and thus negatively impacted the tourism industry and the lives of persons living in the Family Islands.


The Bahamas relied very heavily on tourism, so Bahamasair was perceived to be part of the solution to the air transport problem, and as such was slated to provide essential transportation infrastructure and some insurance against the total disruption of the Tourism Industry. Thus in October 1970, Bahamasair was formed under the Companies Act as a wholly owned Government entity. The Bahamian people welcomed this.

The foundation on which the airline started out was a weak one with difficulties such as under-capitalization, inherited industrial problems, inadequate maintenance facilities, and poorly trained staff in some technical areas. However with the passage of time and the purchase of newer aircraft, many of the deficiencies were rectified along with improvements made in the organization itself. Despite the many improvements to the airline, it still faced financial difficulties and continues to do so today.

On December 1989, Bahamasair announced that they were changing its image with a new colour scheme for the planes, new uniforms that depicted the tranquil blue waters and pastels of the islands to bring about a sense of warmth and beauty of the Bahamas. This change was to coincide with the two new Boeing 727's that were brought in to foster a new attitude towards service.

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Bahamasair
Bahamasair Holdings Limited
P.O. Box N4881 Nassau
Bahamas

Telephone: 
377-8451
Fax: 
377-7409

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