Delta Airlines’ Airbus 319 VIP jetliner arrived at the Marsh Harbour International Airport from White Plains, NY on Feb.14 with members of Baker’s Bay’s Private Air Pursuits Program on board.
The A319 jetliner is spaciously designed and equipped with 54 first-class seats.
Known to provide service for professional sports teams as well, the airline accommodated approximately 56 passengers for Valentine’s Day on an unforgettable travel experience to The Bahamas complete with Wi-Fi and video-on-demand in-flight entertainment.
Bahamas Customs and Immigration officers went inside the aircraft to assist passengers – some of whom were travelling with family members and pets. The passengers stopped briefly to greet Tourism and Civil Aviation officials before being whisked through the new airport terminal and transported to the Club residence on Guana Cay.
In December of 2012, Delta and Baker’s Bay representatives toured the new airport terminal. At that time Bill Wernecke, director of Delta’s Charter Department, said they were looking at Marsh Harbour as an opportunity to primarily conduct charter operations. He had been impressed with the new terminal, and commented that Marsh Harbour airport could become a new commercial service location.
Although Wernecke was not on this particular trip, Craig Blumenthal of the Discovery Land Company, was and he had also shared his impression of the facility during an earlier interview. Blumenthal stated at the time that they wanted to determine if flights could be connected through Marsh Harbour because of its proximity to the Baker’s Bay property, and because of its attractiveness to airline services like Delta, whose charter services they already benefit from.
Delta Airlines is the proud operator of Baker’s Bay inaugural Shuttle season, which includes eight round trip flights to Abaco – five of which have already been completed.