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Vision Airlines Restores Low Fare Non-Stop Air Service to Grand Bahama
Jun 17, 2011 - 9:21:45 AM

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Minister of Tourism and Aviation, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace- Photo by The Bahamas Weekly

( June 14, 2011) Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Vision Airlines will reconnect Grand Bahama Island with direct air service to at least five (5) US cities beginning in November, the Grand Bahama Tourist Office announced today.

Beginning November 11, 2011, Vision Airlines will provide non-stop jet service to Grand Bahama Island from a number of US cities, including Richmond, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Greensboro, North Carolina, Baltimore, Maryland and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Using a 136 seat Boeing 737-300 aircraft, Vison Airlines will add some 100,000 available seats annually to Grand Bahama Island in its first phase of operations.

David Meers, CEO Vision Airlines - Photo by The Bahamas Weekly

As a result, Grand Bahama Island will once again be available to these familiar gateways offering 5 day/4 night packages ranging from $449.00 to $549.00, including air.  This resumption of non-stop jet service ends a seven-year break in service previously provided by Grand Bahama Vacations, via the former Laker Airways.

Established in 1994, Vision Airlines, is the US' newest big jet, low-cost carrier.  It has flights to five Florida vacation destinations from 15 southern US cities and Niagara Falls, New York.



Director General of Tourism David Johnson - Photo by The Bahamas Weekly

Government Ministers (l-R); Neko C. Grant Minister of Public Works and Transport, Zhivargo S. Laing Minister of State for Finance, Kenneth Russell Minister of Housing, Graham R. Torode, President & CEO of the Grand Bahama Development Company and Senator David Thompson were among those in attendance in support of the good news for Grand Bahama Island. Photo by The Bahamas Weekly

CEO of Freeport Container Port, Gary Gilbert- Photo by The Bahamas Weekly

Listening intently as Minister Vanderpool Wallace speaks of bringing the magic back to Freeport - Photo by The Bahamas Weekly

Promoinant stakeholders in the Grand Bahama community including James Turner of Freeport Container Port and Carmeta Miller of GBMOT attended the special press conference event. - Photo by The Bahamas Weekly

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