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According to IJet Charter CEO, Jim Swieter, government inaction has grounded the company’s sea plane venture. The sea plane, billed as a direct flight from Ft Lauderdale to the Abaco Inn harbour in Elbow Cay, had already run its inaugural flight and received international publicity. Despite receiving verbal confirmation from government officials, IJet was never able to get the paperwork signed to proceed fully.

Gov’t Inaction Grounds Sea Plane Venture

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According to IJet Charter CEO, Jim Swieter, government inaction has grounded the company’s sea plane venture. The sea plane, billed as a direct flight from Ft Lauderdale to the Abaco Inn harbour in Elbow Cay, had already run its inaugural flight and received international publicity. Despite receiving verbal confirmation from government officials, IJet was never able to get the paperwork signed to proceed fully.

“I was taking all the risk financially. All they had to do was sign a piece of paper backing up what was verbally approved to me,” Mr. Swieter said.

IJet had additional plans to move land-based aircraft in and start flying to the out islands. However, according to Mr. Swieter, now he and the company “have no drive to make that happen.”

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3 comments

  1. We had been hoping the formal paperwork would be forthcoming. On behalf of Coastal Angler Magazine, Gary and I, the co-publishers of the Bahamas and Treasure Coast editions, are very disappointed. So many people were excited and looked forward to traveling to and from Abaco from Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach with IJets.

  2. how do the Bahamas expect to promote tourism when they listen to the cabdrivers

  3. This is so unfortunate for all of us who work hard to promote the Abacos as a destination spot and bring in more tax dollars to the Bahamian government. I hope you get this worked out.

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