Abaco’s tourism sector is showing growth and resilience with 47,000 stopover visitors year-to-date and airlift capacity for international arrivals increasing for the third straight year according to deputy director-general of tourism Ellison Thompson.
Delta Air Lines will begin direct flights into Marsh Harbour from Atlanta on Dec 19, 2015. Tickets are currently on sale.
American Eagle has upgraded their air service into Marsh Harbour out of Miami now offering a larger 76 seat jet which includes first-class seating with service daily beginning on June 4.
On Friday, May 8 Wildcat Touring introduced its service to Abaco with a promotional flight. The flight currently serves the Marsh Harbour and Ft. Lauderdale route.
While countrywide The Bahamas saw a slight improvement of 1.1 percent in visitor arrivals by air and seas during the first four months of 2014, Abaco has not fared as well, seeing a decline of 3.9 percent in the same period.
A proposed seaplane service looking to offer direct flights to Hope Town made a test run to the island on October 19 with a view to starting regular service in the new year. IJet Charters partnered with Tropic Ocean Airways to bring a new direct service to Hope Town hoping to add a new level of convenience to travelling to Abaco’s cays.