The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Investment and Aviation (BMOTIA) today announced the resumption of its popular non-stop flight from Raleigh-Durham International Airport ( RDU) North Carolina in Freeport Bahamas, Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO). The direct flight, operated by Bahamasair, will allow North Carolinians to fly from the pines to the palms and land in Freeport in less than two hours, starting November 12.
Flights will depart and return to RDU year-round on Thursdays and Sundays - ideal for a long weekend or long vacation. Freeport, the second largest city in the Bahamas, is a tropical playground where environmental wonders rub shoulders with idyllic beaches, historic sites, waterfront restaurants and shops filled with Bahamian-made crafts and souvenirs.
“We are pleased to resume direct flights from RDU Bahamasair, particularly as we head into the holiday season and winter months,” said the Rt Hon I Chester Cooper, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Tourism, Investment and Aviation. “In a short two-hour flight time, North Carolinians can easily escape into the warmth of the tropics. To top it off, Freeport and Nassau have activities to suit every taste and budget, from family-friendly outdoor excursions and all-inclusive hotels with pools and playgrounds to world-class luxury resorts. We can't wait to welcome you all to our sunny shores of the Bahamas!"
Travelers looking to explore more of the islands can continue from Freeport to Nassau's Linden Pindling International Airport (LPIA). There, step beyond the beach and experience an island metropolis where tropical ease meets a big city filled with history, art, nightlife and culture.
Bahamasair is the national airline of the Bahamas, owned by the Government of the Bahamas. It is known for its strong commitment to safety and access to 13 popular destinations in the island chain.
Round-trip airfares from RDU to FPO start at $375 per person, with all-inclusive packages including airfare and a hotel stay cost only $789.