SOURCE: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

July 10, 2015 16:15 ET

Bahamas Even Easier to Get to With Expanded Delta Flights

Airline Adds New Non-Stop Flights From Atlanta Hub

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 10, 2015) - The Islands of The Bahamas are now even easier to get to, for visitors in the US. Delta Air Lines recently announced an increase in their offerings of non-stop flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport to The Bahamas, with direct flights to Eleuthera and Marsh Harbour, Abaco, and daily flights to Georgetown, Exuma starting in December.

Delta, a member of the SkyTeam Alliance, is the world's second largest airline carrying over 120.6 million passengers each year. Atlanta is the airline's largest hub, and the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic -- a natural feeder airport for much of Delta's network that includes 333 destinations in 64 countries on 6 continents. This means that the new flights will bring The Bahamas much closer for even those passengers originating beyond the greater Atlanta area.

The flights to Eleuthera and Abaco will be operated on 65-seat EV-CJ7 aircraft, offering both Economy and Business Class service.

Delta's Atlanta to Eleuthera schedule:


Flight Number
Departs Arrives Frequency  Effective

DL 5605
Atlanta (ATL) at 11:00 a.m. Eleuthera (ELH) at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday  Dec. 19, 2015

DL 5562
Eleuthera (ELH) at 1:40 p.m. Atlanta (ATL) at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday, Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 
     

Delta's Atlanta to Marsh Harbour schedule:


Flight Number
Departs Arrives Frequency  Effective

DL 5493
Atlanta (ATL) at 11:15 a.m. Marsh Harbour (MHH) at 1:05 p.m. Tuesday, Saturday Dec. 19, 2015 

DL5369
Marsh Harbour (MHH) at 1:45 p.m. Atlanta (ATL) at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Saturday  Dec. 19, 2015
     

Georgetown's New Schedule:

Delta's Atlanta to Georgetown schedule:


Flight Number
Departs Arrives Frequency Effective 

DL 5607
Atlanta (ATL) at 10:15 a.m. Georgetown (GGT) at 12:35 p.m. Daily Dec. 19, 2015 

DL 5606
Georgetown (GGT) at 1:24 p.m. Atlanta (ATL) at 3:55 p.m. Daily Dec. 19, 2015 
     

"The Bahamas is one of the world's most popular destinations, and Delta is one of the world's most popular airlines, so we are very happy that they will be expanding their service to The Bahamas. While Nassau is our capital, Exuma… known for its unique swimming pigs, Eleuthera… known for its famous Glass Window Bridge, and Abaco… a boaters' paradise… are very popular destinations within the Islands. Of course, we are also very excited that the service to Exuma will now be operated daily, at more than double the current capacity. In a time when the airline industry is generally cutting back on frequencies and capacity, Delta's latest announcement is proof positive that The Bahamas is and will continue to be a top destination worldwide for visitors. As we like to say, 'It's Better in the Bahamas!'" said Joy Jibrilu, Director General, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.

For inspiration and to find out more about Eleuthera, Abaco, and Exuma, and why they're unique and exciting destinations, visit Bahamas.com today. Tickets can already be booked by visiting delta.com, Bahamas.com/delta or by contacting your trusted travel agent.

About The Islands Of The Bahamas
The Islands of The Bahamas have a place in the sun for everyone from Nassau and Paradise Island to Grand Bahama to The Abaco Islands, the Exuma Islands, Harbour Island, Long Island and others. Each island has its own personality and attractions for a variety of vacation styles, with some of the world's best golf, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, and boating, as well as shopping and dining. The destination offers an easily accessible tropical getaway, and the Bahamian dollar is at par with the U.S. dollar. Do everything or do nothing, just remember It's Better in The Bahamas. For more information on travel packages, activities and accommodations, call 1-800-Bahamas or visit www.Bahamas.com. Look for The Bahamas on the web on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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