In the near future, they will take to the sky, expanding appreciatively the available seats for passengers who require travel options between Grand Bahama and New Providence. With a 100-plus passengers capacity, the jets will be ideal for holiday weekends and special events occasions.
Grand Bahama/New Providence is the primary route offered by Western Air at the moment, but according to Vice President of Operations Rexy Rolle, Abaco and Exuma destinations are on the horizon. The Western Air operation is a Bahamian “feel-good” story. With so much emphasis being placed on foreign investors to drive the island’s economy, very often, established businesses, owned and operated by Bahamians are under-recognized and not sufficiently appreciated.
Western air is the high standard of Bahamian success in business and is due full credit for playing a very important role in Grand Bahama. The airline takes a great deal of the burden away from the National Flag Carrier Bahamasair. Its presence in Grand Bahama is indeed significant. The state of the art terminal compares favorably to those which belong to Hutchison Whampoa, at the domestic and international sections.
Of particular importance with the expansion plan by Western Air, is being able to airlift many more passengers by the day and affording prospective travelers more flexibility when planning flights.
Although it is understandable that private businesses operate to generate revenue,
Western Air has always appeared to be equally as passionate about providing better options and comfort for passengers. At Western Air, the passengers are embraced.
“I think our passengers have been waiting patiently for the jets to get on stream. We want to open the doors for more people to experience flights from the two islands,” Rolle was quoted in a recent Freeport News article.
It is heart-warming to see a Bahamian business concern functioning on such a meaningful level. More Bahamians ought to emulate the proactiveness demonstrated at Western Air.
An exact time line for the jets to start taking on passengers has not been yet announced by Western Air, but it is a safe bet that the airline’s faithful clients and others are looking forward to the experience.
It is likely that the jets will be fully operational in time for the fast-approaching Yuletide Holiday season.
The new jets cement Western Air as a prime model of consistency, and efficiency.