JetBlue will launch the first-ever nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Nassau, The Bahamas this fall, the Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board confirmed on Tuesday.
Debuting November 4, the once-weekly Saturday service will connect Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS). Just in time for the busy holiday travel period.
The new route is a convenient one for West Coast travelers eager for a quick tropical getaway. NAS is the first airport outside of the U.S. to implement TSA PreCheck and one of the few offering U.S. Customs and Immigration Pre-clearance in addition to U.S. Global Entry.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Aviation and Investments, Chester Cooper said Team Tourism’s mission has been to expand airlift to The Bahamas.
“We met with JetBlue in New York late last year about expansion of its routes to the Bahamas and into to the west coast, in particular,” said Cooper. “This is a value add for a huge market whose appetite for direct access to The Bahamas has gone unsatisfied.”
Cooper said it’s one of many developments that have come out of increased tourism missions to our global partners that have strengthened tourism and aviation.
He noted that the Los Angeles/Nassau direct route will allow for more connectivity to major markets in Asia and the Pacific, putting The Bahamas’ 16 destinations in easier reach for new visitors.