Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Statement on Airport Delays

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NASSAU, Bahamas — The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is aware of the situation at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, which has affected numerous visitors to The Bahamas.

The Ministry deeply regrets that guests to our country have been inconvenienced by the flight delays.

The delays were reportedly caused by unofficial industrial action by air traffic controllers who called in sick. The incident has affected both domestic and international flights including Bahamasair, Southern Air, Delta Airlines, United Airlines, Jet Blue and American Airlines.

Unfortunately, American Airlines had to cancel three of its flights to Miami, which, again, is regrettable. A Jet Blue fight to Fort Lauderdale was also canceled. Those cancelations affected about 328 guests.

The Ministry apologizes to all of our guests affected by these delays and cancelations. We are committed to ensuring visitor satisfaction and invite you to come back to enjoy our beautiful islands in the near future.

Millions of visitors enjoy travelling to The Islands of The Bahamas each year. As a result, The Bahamas saw a marked increase in airlift in 2016 with additional flights from American, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, Delta and Air Caraibes.

The expansion of airlift to The Bahamas and the satisfaction of guests are among the main goals at the Ministry of Tourism.