Bahamasair’s ageing fleet is currently being reviewed as management at the national airline continues to mull proposals from three aircraft manufacturers for replacement aircraft.
Managing Director at Bahamasair Henry Woods told the Bahama Journal, however, that acquiring new aircraft would likely not take place in the short term.
"We have recently been in talks with three aircraft manufacturers; the Brazilian Embria Air, the Canadian Bombardier and Boeing aircraft company," he said.
"We have had formal presentations from these manufacturers for replacement aircraft for our fleet down the road. We could not put a date to it but we are presently doing a fleet review for the purpose of replacement aircraft for the existing fleet."
Interesting that they don´t consider any airbus, even though that might simply not have been mentioned. Might be an interesting decision, given their current main stage lenghts the Q400 and the possible Q400X might be very suitable for the Bahamas-Florida missions with a small number of either A319/B37G or Embraer 190s/CRJ900/1000s doing the longer routes.