NASSAU, BAHAMAS- Cat Island will soon benefit from direct daily flights from a Bahamian and a US based airline, with one local resort operator yesterday citing airlift as the number one challenge impeding the island’s tourism sector’s growth.

Ricardo Wilson, Western Air’s general manager while addressing the Cat Island Business Outlook conference yesterday, “We are proud to one again introduce daily flights to Cat Island effective June 1.”  Wilson explained that the service is due to demand for additional airlift, with many visitors seeking direct access to the island without having to connect through Nassau.

Wilson said that the airline is seeking stakeholder input on which days would be preferable for twice daily service. 

According to Wilson, the airline is looking to invest in a robust multi-solution fleet to cover various destinations. “I think the work is underway now to maybe acquire smaller aircraft in some cases because we want to be able to go back to when we covered most family islands and did it twice daily.”



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