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.
Making their maiden voyage, a full Delta flight carrying 65 people, landed at Marsh Harbour International Airport on Saturday, December 19 bringing a new connection that is hoped will expand Abaco’s tourism market.
With the prospect of a twice weekly flight of Delta Airlines from the regional hub of Atlanta, Georgia, Abaco hoteliers and tourism professionals were urged to “fix product issues” so they can be ready to enjoy the full benefit of the additional 7,200 additional annual visitors.
Delta Air Lines will begin direct flights into Marsh Harbour from Atlanta on Dec 19, 2015. Tickets are currently on sale.
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.