September 16, 2007

Low-cost carrier Skybus Airlines could end up serving two destinations in the Bahamas when it begins service.

Following approval from the US Department of Transportation in July, the airline is to commence operations "on or about" October 1, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

The original Skybus service bid was for a service from Port Columbus to the Grand Bahama Island city of Freeport. However, Skybus Spokesman Bob Tenenbaum said that this service was mooted "as a result of a specific request from the government of the Bahamas".

It is thought that the carrier would prefer to alternate between flights to Freeport, and service to the Bahamian capital Nassau.

Robin Schneider of Twin Horizons Travel commented: "Freeport has a couple of neat hotels and casinos, but Nassau is clearly the more desirable location."

He added: "I don't think people would be crowding the planes to go to Freeport."

American Airlines and Delta Air Lines currently serve Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport.

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