The Bahamas has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai’s Emirates Group.
The agreement was signed by Emirates Chief Executive Officer Sheikh Ahmed bin Said Al Maktoum and Bahamas Foreign Minister Frederick Mitchell at Emirates Headquarters in Dubai.
As part of the agreement, Emirates will promote The Bahamas as a tourism destination across its global network, including developing increased connectivity to Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport from American gateways through its codeshare and interline partners.
“I am pleased to see increased promotion of our destination in global markets,” said Bahamas Tourism Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Chester Cooper. “Emirates will make The Bahamas more accessible to the UAE and neighboring nations, inviting new visitors to our country. The Bahamas continues to rebound and will surely exceed all previous records.”
The MoU will also include travel packages including flights and hotels through Emirates Holidays, the Dubai-based tour company affiliate of the airline.
Emirates passengers can currently travel to Nassau through connecting flights in Toronto, Newark, New York and Boston.
“We are delighted to work with The Bahamas to strengthen transport links and to support
the country as it continues to welcome tourists from around the world,” Sheikh Ahmed bin Said Al Maktoum said.