Cleared for Takeoff ... Locair Set to Fly to the Bahamas

Nov 17, 2009, 16:32 ET from Locair

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Locair, a fast growing Air Taxi Airline based in Ft. Lauderdale, is pleased to announce receipt of Bahamian Scheduled Authority to offer passenger & cargo service from South Florida & Tampa Bay to the Out Islands of The Bahamas. Locair will be linking Ft. Lauderdale to the islands of Abaco and Long Island, and out of St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport to the Abacos, providing the ONLY true nonstop service between Tampa Bay and The Bahamas. Flights from Ft. Lauderdale to Long Island will be the first nonstop, regular flights between Stella Maris, Long Island and the United States.

"We're grateful to our Bahamian staff that has worked diligently on our Scheduled Authority that will allow Locair to bring new nonstop service to Family Islands that have limited & expensive air lift. The tremendous support of the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation is appreciated, as our company plans on serving Bahamians and tourists for years to come," says Nathan Vallier, General Manager of Locair. "Add to that our ability to carry over 2,000 pounds of luggage & cargo, travelers can rest assured their bags WILL arrive with them in The Bahamas. Cargo will finally get to fly when you need it to go, not when the airline has room. All flights will be operated in our comfortable, pressurized U.S. built Fairchild Metro III turboprops, with two pilots, offering the fastest flights to The Bahamas."

Service to Stella Maris, Long Island, begins tomorrow with a sold out flight, Abaco flights commence this Friday, November 20th, and St. Petersburg-Tampa Bay flights start December 18th. Locair is also planning on adding more new flights, starting in April, linking more islands to the United States, providing much needed lift for Bahamians and cargo.

To launch these services, Locair is offering an Introductory fare of $79* each way, plus taxes from Ft. Lauderdale to Abaco. These discounted tickets must be purchased by November 30, 2009 and require roundtrip purchase. Passengers on Locair will enjoy pressurized aircraft, allowed 3 bags up to 70 pounds total, and simple change fees as low as $25.

Fare is one way based on roundtrip. Fare is nonrefundable, any voluntary changes (including name change) is $25 USD plus applicable taxes when completed 24 hours or more before departure and $80 for all changes within 24 hours of travel. Fare does not include all international taxes & fees, including 9/11 Security fees, U.S. International & Departure taxes, customs & immigration fees, and airport user fees totaling up to $60 on some itineraries. Locair requires all passengers pay a $15 Bahamian Departure tax at their Bahamian departure point.

LOCAIR, INC. operates under FAA authority as an air-taxi, providing on demand passenger & cargo service to United States and Caribbean destinations. Locair flights are operated with a 9 & 19 seat pressurized, twin engine turboprop, US manufactured Fairchild Metro III commercial aircraft with 2 pilots out of Florida, Baltimore & Washington D.C., Kentucky, and West Virginia. Customers interested in purchasing travel or charter can log-on to 24 hours a day for instant bookings or call 877 FLY 4160 in the US and 800 205 0730 in the Bahamas, between 7:00AM and 10:00PM Eastern during the week and reduced hours on the weekend. We accept American Express, Discover, Mastercard, and Visa payments.