FORT LAUDERDALE, FL—JANUARY 19, 2015— Owners of iJet Charters and Wildcat Touring today announced the launch of scheduled charter flights from Fort Lauderdale to Freeport Grand Bahama starting Thursday, April 2nd.
The service will also fly to two other Bahamas locations and Key West from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International and a flight from New York to Marsh Harbour in Great Abaco.
“With the approval of the Department of Transportation (DOT) today we will begin bookings for the start of scheduled service on April 2nd,” said Jim Swieter, founder of iJet Charters in Fort Lauderdale, which is providing marketing and reservations for Director of Carrier Meregrass, Inc., DBA Wildcat Touring.
Swieter said flights aboard Meregrass, Inc’s new Saab 2000 aircraft, which features all premium class seating and high-speed travel, are now booking for
Freeport, Bahamas - In an effort to continue ongoing recovery in the nation’s second city, the government this week announced that two new ships will be heading to Grand Bahama’s cruise port come 2015.
During a special press conference at Grand Lucayan, Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that the Bahamas Celebration, which was destroyed by an accident on October 31, will be replaced with the Grand Celebration.
“The new “Grand Celebration” replacement ship comes with 50 percent more capacity and projects some 280,000 year round passengers with not less than 100,000 electing to purchase a two or more night stay in GBI combination with the cruise boosting room nights sold from just under 50,000 versus full year 2014 to 125,000 minimum 2015,” he said.
The ownership has also committed to create new job opportunities for not less than 300 Bahamians in the first phase of their