February 15, 2021
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Bahamasair’s peak summer revenues were down by 35 percent compared to pre-COVID19 figures, its chairman has revealed, although passenger occupancy on its US routes averaged around 80 percent.
Bahamasair’s $52m-and-counting subsidy “is too much for taxpayers to bear”, its chairman admitted yesterday, while adding that it has “got to make” the next fiscal year’s $30m allocation work.
AFTER Bahamasair was fined for a third time for allowing passengers to travel without a travel health visa, the national flag carrier’s chairman Tommy Turnquest said the infractions happened at Cuba and Haitian ports.
Bahamian taxpayers have spent $40m “and counting” to prop up Bahamasair over the past seven months, its chairman has revealed, while confirming the airline was late meeting payroll last week.