Bahamassair has made the decision to acquire a Boeing 737-700 from leasing company AerCap, as confirmed by Tracy Cooper, the Chief Executive of the carrier.
The decision has been followed by a financial deposit and expectations are that the delivery of the aircraft will take place during December 2018. Payments for the airplane will be made in cash by the airline.
Boeing’s 737-700 has formerly been under the possession of Lucky Air and Alaska Airlines. The aircraft was produced in 2003 and will be the maiden 737NG in the fleet of the carrier. Currently, Bahamassair has a fleet of three 737-500s and five ATR turboprops.
With a seating capacity of 144 seats, the 737-700 will be employed on services from Florida to the Bahamas to provide more capacity as demand is increasing thanks to Nassau’s new Baha Mar resort.
Bahamassair operates flight services to Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, and West Palm Beach in Florida. The carrier’s future plans involve the acquisition of two more 737NGs.
Source: Flight Global