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The Bahamas is an independent state in the West Indies and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. The Bahamas comprise an archipelago of about 700 islands and islets and nearly 2400 cays and rocks, extending for about 1200 km (about 750 mi) from a point southeast of Palm Beach, Florida, to a point off the eastern tip of Cuba. The Biminis, the westernmost of the group, are about 97 km (about 60 mi) east of Miami, Florida. Only about 40 of the islands are inhabited. New Providence is economically the most important of the group and contains more than half of the Bahamas' total population. The other chief islands, all of which are low-lying, include Acklins, Andros, Cat, Crooked, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, Abaco, Great Inagua, Harbour, Long, Mayaguana, and San Salvador (Watling). The capital of the islands is Nassau, on New Providence. The only other large town is Freeport, on Grand Bahama.

Latest updates

 

12Sep2016

Junkanoo Air commenced commercial freight operations on 30Aug2016 [status change]

June 20, 2014

Destination Airlink Bahamas status changed to Began? as airline does not expect to launch [update]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

Abaco Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1975* - date
Airline Code : -- : MHH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Abaco Air was formed in 1975. Scheduled and charter airline of the Bahamas

Air Bahama   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1974 - 1981
Airline Code : IW : ---
Genealogy : International Air Bahama >Air Bahama
Comments : Air Bahama started operations as International Air Bahama on 20Jul1968 & ceased on 18May1981

Air Hibiscus*   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1976 - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Airstream Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2000* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bahamas Air Ferries   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 1998*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bahamas Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1949* - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Bahamas World Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971 - 1982
Airline Code : WQ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bahamas World Airways was founded in 1968. Nassau based carrier

Bahamasair   

Status : Active

Dates :

1973 - date
Airline Code : UP : BHS
Genealogy : Flamingo Airlines + Out Island Airways (OIA) +>Bahamasair
Comments : Bahamasair was established by the Bahamas Goverment and started operations on 17Jun1973, by acquiring the routes of Flamingo Airlines and the operations of Out Island Airways

Caribbean Air Charters   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Caribbean International Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1953* - 1953*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Cat Island Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997^ - 2011*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Cherokee Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

1987* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Cherokee Air was formed in 1987

Colony Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1969* - 1969*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Congo Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Destination Airlink Bahamas   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2014)
Airline Code : AL : DLB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

EFS Bahamas   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1976* - 1977*
Airline Code : EJ : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Flamingo Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Flamingo Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1971* - 1973
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Flamingo Airlines + Out Island Airways (OIA) +>Bahamasair
Comments : Bahamasair was established by the Bahamas Goverment and started operations on 17Jun1973, by acquiring the routes of Flamingo Airlines and the operations of Out Island Airways

Golden Wings Charter   

Status : Active

Dates :

2000^ - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Grand Bahama Island (Airlines)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Helda Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1981* - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

International Air Bahama   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1968 - 1974
Airline Code : IW : ---
Genealogy : International Air Bahama >Air Bahama
Comments : Air Bahama started operations as International Air Bahama on 20Jul1968 & ceased on 18May1981

Junkanoo Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Junkanoo Air plans to connect Bahamas with destinations across South Florida using a pair of Piper PA-31 Navajo freighters. Commenced commercial freight operations on 30Aug2016

Kwin Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973* - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Laker Airways Bahamas   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992* - 2004
Airline Code : 7Z : LBH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Laker Airways Bahamas was founded in 1992

Leair Charter   

Status : Active

Dates :

1995^ - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Lucaya Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1986* - 1986*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : >Unknown
Comments : No further information at this time

Lucaya Beach Air Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1973* - 1983*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Major's Air Services (Major's Air Charters)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1994* - 2007*
Airline Code : -- : FPO
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

MD Air Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1986* - 1988
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : MD Air Services >Reliable Air Services
Comments : No further information at this time

Nixon's   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007* - 2007*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Out Island Airways (OIA)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1971* - 1973
Airline Code : OE : ---
Genealogy : Flamingo Airlines + Out Island Airways (OIA) +>Bahamasair
Comments : Bahamasair was established by the Bahamas Government and started operations on 17Jun1973, by acquiring the routes of Flamingo Airlines and the operations of Out Island Airways

Package Delivery Express   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Performance Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2007* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pinders Charter Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2007* - 2007*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pineapple Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2003 - date
Airline Code : -- : PNP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Regal Bahamas International Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1998* - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Regional Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : -- : RGB
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Reliable Air Services   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1988 - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : MD Air Services >Reliable Air Services
Comments : No further information at this time

Sandpiper Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990^ - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Seair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sky Bahamas (SkyBahamas)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : Q7 : SBM
Genealogy : Sky Unlimited >Sky Bahamas
Comments : Sky Bahamas was formed in Apr1988 & started operations as Sky Unlimited on 05Sep1988

Sky Unlimited   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1988 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Sky Unlimited >Sky Bahamas
Comments : Sky Bahamas was formed in Apr1988 & started operations as Sky Unlimited on 05Sep1988

Southern Air Charter   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998^ - date
Airline Code : PL : SOA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Stella Maris Resort Air Service   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992^ - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sunair Bahamas   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1975*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sunbird Aviation   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Taino Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1959* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Take Flight Charter   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2007* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

TIA (Trans Island Airways)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978* - 1992
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Transair Bahama   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1975
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Trans-Oceanic Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(1973*)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Trinity Air Bahamas   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1992 - 1994
Airline Code : T6 : TBH
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Vision Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Western Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001* - date
Airline Code : -- : WST
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Western Air was founded in 2001 by husband and wife Rex & Shandrice Rolle. Operations started on 30Jun2001
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