Triangle residents will be able to fly nonstop to The Bahamas starting this fall.
Bahamasair, the national airline of The Bahamas, will begin twice-weekly flights in November between Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Freeport, the main city on Grand Bahama island.
The airline will use 138-seat Boeing 737-700 aircraft and fly from RDU on Thursdays and Sundays. The flight takes less than two hours, according to Michael Landguth, RDU’s president and CEO.
“We are excited about offering travelers nonstop service on Bahamasair to one of their favorite Caribbean destinations,” Landguth said in a written statement.
The flights begin Nov. 17 out of Terminal 2 and will operate year-round.
Bahamasair will become the 14th airline to fly from RDU, after Icelandair and Avelo began service from the Triangle earlier this year. The Bahamas become the seventh international destination from RDU, after London, Paris, Toronto, Montreal, Cancun and Reykjavik.
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