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Sunwing’s inaugural flight to GB touches down – photos

Minister for Grand Bahama Michael Darville, was on hand May 27, to welcome some 189 visitors on the Sunwing inaugural flight to Grand Bahama from Houston, Texas. 

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ALT TAG HEREMinister for Grand Bahama Michael Darville, was on hand May 27, to welcome some 189 visitors on the Sunwing inaugural flight to Grand Bahama from Houston, Texas.

Accompanied by Senator Tanesha Tynes, and officials of the Ministry of Tourism, the Minister greeted the guests as they disembarked from Sunwing.

Minister Darville thanked Minister of Tourism Obie Wilchcombe and the staff of the Ministry of Tourism in Grand Bahama for the summer programme which is expected to bring flights to the island from eight US cities.


With this being the first flight scheduled for this year, Minister Darville said that he was pleased that the flight was full, and for the airlift programme by Vacation Express.

According to Carmel Churchill, director of marketing at the Grand Bahama Tourism Board, Texas is a state with a growing market for The Bahamas, and Grand Bahama in particular. It is hoped, she said, that this success will continue into 2017.

Sunwing Grand Bahama

(BIS Photos/Vandyke Hepburn)

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