Grand Bahama Island sunset with Palm Trees

Posted by: admin | February 19th, 2020


Carmel Churchill, Marketing Consultant GBITB, Ian Rolle, Acting Chairman, GBITB & President, Grand Bahama Port Authority, Chief Pilot Ashlie Gomez, Robert Lee (pink shirt) Caroline Hollingsworth (American Airlines Country Manager for The Bahamas) Tamara Johnson (Envoy Air General Manager) Thomas Hart (First Officer) Steven Johnson, BMOT, Jorge Ramirez (Envoy Air VP International Operations)

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, February 13, 2020….The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board (GBITB) is pleased and excited to announce the return of service to Freeport,  Grand Bahama by American Airlines.  American Airlines will resume its daily service from Miami as of Thursday, February 13, 2020.

 This much-needed service will go a long way towards facilitating the recovery of our destination and the return of visitors to Grand Bahama Island,” said Ian Rolle, Acting Chairman, GBITB. “This represents a major milestone in our recovery efforts, and augurs well for the future of our industry.”

“American has proudly served the Bahamas for more than 30 years and we are thrilled to be able to once again connect Freeport and Marsh Harbour to the world,” said Richard Elieson, American’s Vice President of International Operations and President of Cargo. “Air connectivity is critical to ongoing recovery efforts.”

Junkanoo Group greets arriving passengers at Grand Bahama Airport (FPO) on departure from the airport terminal

A festive Junkanoo welcome greeted passengers as they disembarked from the airport terminal. Caroline Hollingsworth, American Airlines’ Country Manager for the Bahamas, along with senior representatives from the GBITB were at the airport to meet the inaugural flight, and the moment was captured in a photo of the Pilot and Crew with the aircraft on landing.