There’s a New Way to Fly to Nassau

Tropic Ocean Airways

Tropic Ocean Airways, the fast-expanding Fort Lauderdale-based air carrier, is launching scheduled service to Nassau.

The new flights, which launch Aug. 12, will operate four times per week, with service on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays.

Most notably, travelers on the Nassau route depart from the Sheltair private aviation terminal — not from the main FLL airport.

That means it’s effectively a private flight, with expedited boarding and arrival experiences at the Sheltair FBO in Fort Lauderdale and Odyssey Aviation in Nassau.

Notably, travelers only need to arrive 45 minutes before their flights.

“Tropic Ocean Airways has been flying to The Bahamas and Odyssey Aviation since 2009, guided by a philosophy we at Odyssey Aviation also follow,” said Steven K. Kelly Principal at Odyssey

Tropic is flying the service on Cessna Caravan EX aircraft with nine seats; the flight takes about an hour.

“As we continue to welcome many of our Baha Mar guests from the South Florida region, having additional airlift with seamless departure and arrival experiences is more valued than ever,” said Graeme Davis, President of the Baha Mar resort. “We are thrilled to participate in debuting Tropic Ocean Airways’ new scheduled services, a much appreciated and needed benefit for our tourism industry and overall enhancement of our guest experience. Tourism continues to be one of the strongest driving economic factors for The Bahamas and this additional airlift will be significant for the destination and the future of travel to Nassau. Tropic Ocean Airways’ new service not only offers our guests ease of access, but also provides them with an almost private plane, which we are noticing a growing desire for.”

Base rates start at $350 one-way, according to the company, excluding taxes and landing fees.

Tropic says that as demand continues to grow, the company plans to add “additional airlift to support tourism and international travel needs.”

The airline operates scheduled and charter service to destinations across The Bahamas out of Fort Lauderdale.