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Odyssey Aviation Bahamas completes new facility in Exuma

Private aviation service provider headquartered in Nassau officially opened a new, full-service, fixed-based operator facility at the Exuma International Airport. Odyssey also opened two new handling locations in Eleuthera just in time for busy spring traffic. 

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Odyssey Airlines facilities in Exuma Odyssey Aviation Bahamas officially opened a new, full-service, fixed-based operator (FBO) facility at the Exuma International Airport (MYEF) in The Bahamas on February 20, 2012.

The private aviation services provider also began offering handling services on November 14, 2011, at two new Bahamian locations–Governor’s Harbour Airport and Rock Sound Airport–both located on the island of Eleuthera.

Odyssey Aviation Exuma’s new 2,500 sq ft facility, which commenced construction mid-May 2011 on the southeast side of the field, is the first private terminal at Exuma International.

The new facility operates independently from the main terminal with its own customs and immigration clearance area located within the building. It features a new spacious pilots’ lounge, flight planning room, refreshment bar, passenger lounge, private fuel farm and two acres of adjoining apron for aircraft parking.


“We have seen constant growth in private aviation traffic at the Exuma International Airport since we started our operation in December 2009,” says Steven K Kelly, president of Odyssey Aviation Bahamas.

“Along with the general interest in the Exumas as a destination location, the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort has played a key role in attracting private aviation customers,” said Kelly.

With growing interest in The Bahamas from world travelers and the holiday and spring break season upon us, Odyssey’s expansion of handling services on the island of Eleuthera come at the perfect time.

“Holiday traffic can create significant chaos for small islands,” said Kelly. “Flight departments, more than ever, desire good service and trusted representation for their passengers on arrival. Through its handling services, Odyssey Aviation Governor’s Harbour (MYEM) and Odyssey Aviation Rock Sound (MYER) bring what no one else has to this market–reliability, consistency and a high level of safety and quality service.”

Eleuthera is 60 miles east of Nassau and is best known for its tiny coastal islands and secluded beaches, the most famous being Harbour Island.

More than 15,000 people turned out February 25 to be a part of the official opening of the new Thomas A Robinson National Stadium, a gift to The Bahamas from the Government of the People's Republic of China. The audience was treated to cultural performances and a firework display. (BIS Photos/Derek Smith and Patrick Hanna)

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard met the chief executive officer and president of Globals Inc, Suhas Gopinath, who is an entrepreneurial CEO still in his 20s. Pictured: (from left) Executive vice chairperson of the board of directors and executive director of We The People Foundation, Philip Simon; chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of JA Bahamas and managing partner of Deloitte, Raymond Winder; Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard; chief executive officer and president of Globals Inc Suhas Gopinath; and executive director of Junior Achievement Bahamas and chairman of the conference secretariat John Darville. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)

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