The airline will develop connectivity and provide travel packages to the destination
Dubai-based carrier Emirates has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Public Service of The Bahamas.
As part of the agreement, both parties will participate in initiatives to boost inbound tourism to the island nation, which is a sought-after tourist destination in the Caribbean.
Emirates will promote The Bahamas to passengers across its global network, including developing increased connectivity to Nassau Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) in the Bahamian capital of Nassau from American gateways through its codeshare and interline partners.
The airline will also seek to drive bookings through travel packages offering hotels and flights to customers and travel retail partners across its markets via Emirates Holidays.
Emirates customers can currently connect to Nassau airport on codeshare flights with JetBlue from four US airports, including Boston (BOS), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK) and Orlando (MCO).
Emirates group chairman and chief executive Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said: “Across the world, Emirates plays a key role in boosting tourism to various destinations by providing travellers with reliable, convenient and comfortable flight options for travel. We’re delighted to work with The Bahamas to strengthen transport links and to support the country to welcome tourists from around the world.”
Frederick A Mitchell MP, The Bahamas Minister of Foreign Affairs and Public Service, added: “We’re happy to be working together with Emirates to promote The Bahamas as a destination of choice for travellers from across the world. We’re grateful to the support offered by Emirates and we look forward to welcoming tourists from the UAE and other global markets to The Bahamas.”
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