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Bahamas: B’Air chairman warns over money bleed as airline down to 23 flights per week

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Bahamasair’s chairman Tommy Turnquest warned yesterday the airline cannot continue to “bleed money” having seen its operational capacity slashed by 90 percent.

Turnquest told Eyewitness News that the airline is awaiting the government’s directive on whether it will be allowed to resume international flights.

“Domestically the numbers are still very low,” he said.

“We are at about 20 percent capacity on the planes. Internationally we have to determine what we do. Bahamasair is the preferred carrier for Bahamians going into South Florida.

“If the government wants to discourage Bahamians from going into South Florida they will probably tell us they don’t want us going there. Nothing is concrete at this point though. We expect to hear from the Ministry of Tourism shortly on what the new protocols will be.”

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