jetjeanes
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Laker Airways Bahamas

Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:47 pm

I noticed one another thread something about Laker airways,has suspended flying for 60 days due to 3rd party circumstances...wonder what that is all about...I flew them mem to freeport bahamas and both 727s were old american airlines planes...701 702, There is very little about this airline but they provided decent service. anyone know what is up.
i can see for 80 miles
 
flyCMH
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RE: Laker Airways Bahamas

Thu Nov 04, 2004 12:52 pm

Laker Airways had been flying their 727-200s for some time on behalf of a large resort in the Bahamas whose name presently escapes me. Recently they separated from flying strictly for the resort to pursue scheduled operations to Nassau. They began with service from NAS to Ft. Lauderdale and then expanded up to Columbus Rickenbacker and Lansing. They had plans to start service to other cities in the Midwest and Northeast, such as Louisville, Indianapolis, and Portsmouth, but the airline suspended operations a month or so ago. I'm not sure what will become of them, but my gut feeling is they won't be flying again. Their website is still up at:

http://www.lakerbahamas.com
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luv2fly
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RE: Laker Airways Bahamas

Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:00 pm

Actually the service to LCK started and LAN was scheduled for late October and never made it, they stopped flying prior to the start of service from LAN. They use to fly for a Company called Grand Bahama Vacations, Grand Bahama Vacations owned the biggest hotel on the Island, the Crowne Plaza/Royal Oasis. They also offered a handful of other hotels on the Island though there main focus was to fill there hotel up. IMHO - I believe the shut down has something to do with there falling out with Grand Bahama Vacations, it was not a pleasant split......
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jetjeanes
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RE: Laker Airways Bahamas

Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:02 pm

Yeah i flew to that resort last year it was one holiday inn crown plaza and another holiday inn property but i cant think of the name right now,,but it had casinos in it as well...I noticed during the week the flight attendants worked in the hotel lobby. i found that very strange..but spotting around all i could find were two planes they had,,,
i can see for 80 miles
 
luv2fly
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RE: Laker Airways Bahamas

Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:04 pm

They only have the two planes.
You can cut the irony with a knife

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