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SkyBahamas Airlines refocuses on Grand Bahama
Dec 13, 2010 - 2:32:17 AM

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Captain Randy Butler, CEO of SkyBahamas Airlines. Photo: Derek Carroll

Freeport, Grand Bahama - SkyBahamas Airlines is expending its presence in Freport by hosting a series of Corporate and Public events set to give the company the competitive edge it has been enjoying throughout all of its other destinations.

The team will be in Freeport over the next several days and will be led by Company President and CEO, Captain Randy Butler and Mr. Peter Turnquest, Chairman of The Board and also the local Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce President.

According to Mr. Kenneth Romer, a Senior Company Executive the aim of the Freeport visit is two-fold: firstly, to reinforce the company's brand in Grand Bahama, and to  secondly reaffirm the company's commitment  to delivering safe and reliable airline service while giving customer's value for their money.

Captain Randy Butler gives remarks at a SkyBahamas Mix & Mingle held on December 9th at the Radisson. Some of the Sky team look on. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

"SkyBahamas is proud of its very rich legacy of giving back to and supporting the communities which have embraced our services." Romer adds, "It is now surprise that the Grand Bahama economy has been dealt a harsh economic blow in recent times, and so we felt it our civic and corporate duty to answer the call to do significantly more for the wonderful people of Grand Bahama."

To provide immediate relief to its local clients the company reduced base round trip fares between Freeport and Nassau to $119.99,  introduced special rates for school aged children, groups and the religious community and also recently announced a reduced rate  of $99.99 for persons traveling round trip within the same day.

SkyBahamas Airlines CEO, Captain Butler reaffirms his company's commitment to expanding the menu services available to Grand Bahama. According to Butler the company which is a finalist for the 2010 National Cacique Awards for Transportation, has the required authorizations to commence flights between Freeport and Ft. Lauderdale and West Palm, Florida.  Butler feels that "SkyBahamas is so confident with its Freeport brand that it is in its final stages of launching its international  route to Florida. SkyBahamas first launched its international scheduled flights between Freeport and Turks & Caicos on year ago.  We see Freeport pregnant with opportunities that will  give our company and this community the economic boost it so badly needs."  Chairman of The Board and local Chamber President affirms Butler's view. Noting that he has consistently championed the cause of local businesses Mr. Turnquest states that he is enormously proud of his affiliation with the SkyBahamas organization, and calls upon other companies to be bold in investing in the future of Grand Bahama during this challenging but potential-filled times.

1st officer and pilot Darcy Butler gives remarks while his father, Captain Butler, President and CEO of SkyBahamas looks on. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

SkyBahamas began operations in September 2006.  Two years later it was acquired by  a new leadership team with Butler and Turnquest at the helm.  Since 2008, the company has experienced unprecedented growth seeing company assets triple, routes expanded to thirteen domestic and international destinations, staff compliment reach almost 100 employees, seeing its fleet increase to five aircraft, sponsoring numerous community events and festivals and giving back almost one quarter of a million dollars to support charitable causes.

According to Romer, "SkyBahamas Airlines has been leading the domestic travel industry and has  a level of superior service unmatched by any other competitor.  We have the technical competence, personnel commitment, and a quality product that makes us the airline of choice for Freeport and The Bahamas".

Read a related Freeport News Article

The SkyBahamas Team: Back row (left to right): Kenneth Romer, Vonya Saunders, Patreka Romer, Jamal Evans, Deidree McEwan Front row: (left to right) D'Arcy Butler, Rita Ramsay, Phillipa Reckley, Capt. Randy Butler, Sherwaine Ferguson, Mary Culmer. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

John Swain, 1st Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce gives remarks at the SkyBahamas Mix & Mingle on December 9th. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

The Mix and Mingle was assisted by the Grand Bahama Chamber of Commerce. Left to right: Captain Randy Butler, President and CEO SkyBahamas; Mercynth Ferguson, GB Chamber; John Swain, GB Chamber; and Kenneth Romer,Senior Company Executive SkyBhaamas. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

Local Grand Bahama business persons enjoy the SkyBahamas Mix & Mingle held at the Radisson on December 9th. Photo: Derek Carroll

SkyBahamas President and CEO, Captain Randy Butler (left) with the President of the Grand Bahama Port Authority, Ian Rolle. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

SLIDE SHOW: Grand Bahamian students performed at the SkyBahamas Mix and Mingle at the Radisson on December 9th. Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

Part of the SkyBahamas Team. (Left to right) Rita Ramsay, Jamal Evans, Phillipa Reckley, Vonya Saunders, Patreka Romer, Deidree McEwan, Sherwaine Ferguson, and Mary Culmer Photo: The Bahamas Weekly

2 Winners of a Round Trip on SkyBahamas Airlines after the drawing at the Freeport Mix and Mingle. Photos: The Bahamas Weekly

SLIDE SHOW: Guests of the SkyBahamas Mix & Mingle enjoyed music by young Grand Bahamian musicians accompanied by Tyrone Greene on keyboards. Almost everyone there went home with a raffle prize and a bag of Bahamian made treats. Photos: The Bahamas Weekly

Raquel Hart, the 2nd 'Subscribe and Win' winner is presented her Round Trip Flight by Sky Bahamas Kenneth Romer: Left to right: Dave Mackey, Kenneth Romer, Raquel Hart, Captain Butler, and Robbin Whachell The Bahamas Weekly and SkyBahamas continue to give 1 flight per month to a lucky subscriber of TheBahamasWeekly.com See the site for details. Photo: Derek Carroll

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