Grand Bahama Welcomes First International Flight Since Hurricane Dorian

Grand Bahama International Flight
The GBPA says international travel is critical to Grand Bahama’s recovery following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in early September. (Photo: GBPA)

NASSAU, The Bahamas, Wednesday December 4, 2019 – Grand Bahama recently welcomed its first international flight since the devastation of Hurricane Dorian in early September, and the Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) said opening the island’s skies to international travel is critical to the post-hurricane recovery.

The Bahamasair flight from Bristol, Tennessee landed at the Grand Bahama International Airport last week and all 138 passengers, comprised of youth athletes, coaches and staff in Grand Bahama to participate in the 20th Annual Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament, cleared Bahamas Immigration and Bahamas Customs through the reconstructed airport terminal.

“The return of international travel to Grand Bahama is an important milestone in our recovery following the devastation of Hurricane Dorian,” said Sarah St George, Acting Chairman of the GBPA.

“Last week the TSA, or the Transportation Security Administration, conducted an audit of Bahamasair’s temporary facility and provided approval for Bahamasair international flights, setting the stage for Tuesday’s inaugural landing.”

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