Company To Expand Airlift To Family Islands

Wednesday 25th, August 2010 / 20:43 Published by

US-based AvStar Aviation’s newly-appointed chief executive told Tribune Business yesterday that his company is hoping to open up airlift to Eleuthera and Abaco from West Palm Beach by year-end, in a bid to expand the operations of recently-acquired Twin Air Calypso, which has serviced the Bahamas from Fort Lauderdale for more than 50 years.

Clayton Gamber added that the new service could deliver 100 individuals to those islands four days per week through scheduled service. He said the route is as marketable today as it has been in the past, since it is frequently travelled by West Palm and Abaco residents.

Mr Gamber added that as AvStar Aviation grows Twin Air, they will eventually expand their fleet of aircraft and routes in the Bahamas.

“Most of the work we do is between Eleuthera and Abaco, and these are the destinations where we want to make service better,” he said. “Eventually we will look further into the Bahamas.”

Twin Air currently services Eleuthera and Abaco with six aircraft, consisting of Piper Navjos and Cessna 402s.

By CHESTER ROBARDS

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