July 2, 2020
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Bahamian airlines yesterday suggested they may be better off remaining grounded with COVID-19 restrictions transforming the return of inter-island travel into "a loss leader".
BAHAMASAIR chairman Tommy Turnquest yesterday described the national airline’s current financial state of affairs due to the COVID-19 pandemic as being “very rough,” adding that officials are anxiously awaiting the government’s greenlight on the resumption of domestic and international travel.
BAHAMASAIR suspended all scheduled flights on their route network for Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26, due to the weekend lockdown.
Bahamasair’s chairman yesterday said that while there had been no formal discussions with government on staff salary deferrals, “nothing is off the table” as the airline seeks to drastically cut costs.Tommy Turnquest confirmed to Tribune Business tha
PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said the government may have to defer a portion of salaries for Bahamasair employees as the COVID-19 crisis continues to hit government coffers. “As government we have some very difficult decisions to make,” he said i
Bahamasair’s chairman yesterday warned the airline will “close down” without an increase in taxpayer subsidies after its top-line was cut by $22m due to Hurricane Dorian and COVID-19.Tommy Turnquest, pictured, speaking after the national flag carrier