Bahamasair Airlines: Aircraft Fleet
Bahamasair Airlines is the national flag carrier of the Bahamas, operating scheduled flights to various destinations in the Caribbean and the United States. The airline has a modest fleet of aircraft that cater to its domestic and international routes.
The airline's fleet consists of three aircraft types: the ATR 42-600, the Boeing 737-500, and the Saab 340B. The ATR 42-600 is a twin-turboprop regional airliner manufactured by ATR, a joint venture between Airbus and Leonardo. Bahamasair operates two ATR 42-600 aircraft, which can accommodate up to 48 passengers. The Boeing 737-500 is a narrow-body airliner produced by Boeing, with a seating capacity of up to 126 passengers. Bahamasair has two Boeing 737-500 aircraft in its fleet. The Saab 340B is a regional turboprop aircraft manufactured by Saab AB, a Swedish aerospace company. Bahamasair operates one Saab 340B aircraft, which can carry up to 34 passengers.
In recent years, Bahamasair has not made any significant deals regarding its aircraft fleet. However, the airline has been exploring the possibility of acquiring new aircraft to replace its aging fleet. In 2019, Bahamasair's chairman, Tommy Turnquest, announced that the airline was in talks with several aircraft manufacturers, including Embraer and Bombardier, to acquire new planes. However, no concrete plans have been announced yet.