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Bahamasair Adding Twice Weekly Flights From Freeport to Raleigh

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Bahamasair is adding a new route from Freeport, one of the main cities on Grand Bahama, to Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh, a major hub city for several Fortune 500 companies and the epi-center for commerce in North Carolina, will now have access to the warm and sunny weather in The Bahamas several times a week.

Timing of the New Route

The new flight will operate twice per week year-round on Thursdays and Sundays. It will depart Freeport, arrive in Raleigh, and then immediately turn around back to Freeport, allowing the aircraft to not have to sit for an extended period of time in Raleigh.

The route will be operated by a 138-seat Boeing 737-700, in an all-economy class configuration. Freeport to Raleigh is 642 miles and is blocked at 2 hours exactly.

  • Depart Freeport (FPO) 11:00 a.m. — Arrive Raleigh (RDU) at 1:00 p.m.
  • Depart Raleigh (RDU) 2:15 p.m. — Arrive Freeport (FPO) at 4:15 p.m.

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Bahamasair is starting new flights to Raleigh. Image Credit: Bahamasair

It’s clear from the Thursday and Sunday departures that Bahamasair is trying to capture customers from Raleigh willing to go down to Freeport for a long weekend, and then return on Sunday in time for the work week. The Bahamas is home to a number of cultural locations, as well as year-round warm weather and wonderful beaches.

For customers in The Bahamas wanting to go to Raleigh for work, they’ll have 1 business day available to conduct business.

Raleigh has a limited amount of international destinations from this relatively smaller airport, and Freeport will be the seventh international city served from there. In addition, Bahamasair is the 14th airline to serve Raleigh. From the recently expanded Grand Bahama International Airport in Freeport, Bahamasair also serves Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) and Orlando (MCO).

Hot Tip: Redeeming miles on Bahamasair is only possible when using miles to pay yourself back or cover your cash ticket purchase. If you’re looking to redeem miles to Freeport, consider American Airlines, the largest American airline to fly into Freeport, which has a route from Charlotte (CLT). 

Final Thoughts

If you’re a Raleigh local, you’ll likely find these new Bahamasair flights to The Bahamas useful for grabbing some sunshine during the cold winter! Raleigh has very few international flights, so this new addition will be a nice option for those looking to explore outside of the border.

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About James Larounis

James (Jamie) started The Forward Cabin blog to educate readers about points, miles, and loyalty programs. He’s spoken at Princeton University and The New York Times Travel Show and has been quoted in dozens of travel publications.

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