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Sustainable Business Magazine speaks to Tracy Cooper, Managing Director of Bahamasair, about efficient aircraft and facilities, quality of care, and providing quick, accessible transport for all Bahamians and visitors alike. Bahamasair, based in Nassau, New Providence, is the national airline of the Bahamas. Wholly owned by the government of the Bahamas, Bahamasair was founded in 1973 with a mandate to support transportation between the islands of the archipelago and to foster new routes into the Bahamas for the tourism industry. Today, Bahamasair has over five hundred employees and a fleet of five
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ATR aircraft and three Boeing 737 Classics flying over sixteen national destinations and international routes, including four routes into the United States, to Orlando, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and Miami, as well as to Havana, Providenciales, and destinations in Haiti (Port-au-Prince and Cape Hatien). Scheduled services into Houston and Chicago are planned for the 4th quarter of 2017.