An upward trend in arrivals is ushering in added airlift
from major U.S. gateways to the Bahamas this coming winter.
American Airlines will add five new flights with a total of
453 seats to multiple islands beginning in December 2018. The carrier will
introduce nonstop weekly flights from Chicago O'Hare to Nassau, two weekly
seasonal flights from Miami to Freeport, Grand Bahama, and year-round service
from Charlotte to North Eleuthera Airport and Marsh Harbour Airport in Abaco.
Delta is adding a second daily flight from JFK to Nassau,
effective Oct. 1.
Bahamasair launched new service from Miami to South Bimini
four times a week earlier this month.
On the attractions side, Bahamas Ride, the
Bahamas' first ride-hailing mobile app, puts visitors in contact with licensed
and vetted taxi drivers in Nassau. The app features automatic payment with
debit or credit card, GPS tracking, a driver-rating system and a choice of
three vehicles from standard (up to four riders) to large (six riders) and
extra-large (10 or more riders).
Bahamas Ride plans to expand to Grand Bahama, Eleuthera,
Abaco and the Exumas.
Upcoming events in
the Bahamas include the 43rd Regatta Time in the Abacos June 24-July 3 and the
Blue Freediving Competition on Long Island July 16-26