Ba­hama­sair launches daily flights from Mi­ami to Bi­mini

South Florida Times - - METRO -

MI­AMI— For the more than half a mil­lion pas­sen­gers trav­el­ing be­tween Mi­ami International Air­port and the Ba­hamas an­nu­ally, there are now an ad­di­tional four sched­ul­ing op­tions. On May 3, of­fi­cials from the Mi­ami-Dade Avi­a­tion De­part­ment and Ba­hama­sair cel­e­brated the air­line’s launch of four weekly flights be­tween Mi­ami and Bi­mini with a rib­bon-cut­ting cer­e­mony and gate re­cep­tion at Mi­ami International Air­port for the route’s first pas­sen­gers. The in­au­gu­ral de­par­ture flight to Bi­mini was sent off to the rhythm of a Junkanoo band and re­ceived a wa­ter can­non sa­lute from Mi­ami-Dade Fire Res­cue.

Ba­hama­sair cur­rently flies to Nassau from Mi­ami daily. The new route, served by ATR-42 air­craft that seats 50 pas­sen­gers, will be MIA’s only ser­vice to Bi­mini and its sev­enth des­ti­na­tion in the Ba­hamas.

“We are thrilled by Ba­hama­sair’s de­ci­sion to ex­pand its ser­vice at MIA and of­fer our pas­sen­gers yet another des­ti­na­tion to choose from when they travel be­tween Mi­ami and the Ba­hamas,” said Mi­ami-Dade Avi­a­tion Di­rec­tor Lester Sola. “The Ba­hamas con­tin­ues to be one of our busiest mar­kets in the Caribbean, and we look for­ward to see­ing travel in­crease with these four new weekly flights.”

Ba­hama­sair is the lat­est air­line to launch new ser­vice at MIA this year, fol­low­ing LATAM Air­lines be­gin­ning a weekly flight to Sal­vador, Brazil – MIA’s ninth Brazil­ian des­ti­na­tion - on April 29.

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