Gulfstream International Airlines is launching daily scheduled service linking Orlando International Airport (MCO) with Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH) on Great Abaco island in The Bahamas on November 10.
The carrier is also expanding its service to Grand Bahama Island International Airport serving Freeport on Grand Bahama Island (FPO) with the launch of a new daily flight from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), beginning November 8.
Gulfstream International Airlines’ Orlando-Marsh Harbour schedule will see flight 3M 4053 (3M is Gulfstream International’s IATA flight code) departing MCO from Mondays to Fridays at 6:40 a.m. and arriving at MHH at 8:00 a.m. On Saturdays, the same flight number will leave MCO at 8:05 a.m. and reach MHH at 9:20 a.m., while on Sundays the flight will depart MCO at 7:30 a.m. and touch down at MHH at 8:45 a.m.
In the other direction, Gulfstream International Airlines flight 3M 4054 is timed to leave MHH at 8:10 p.m. and get to MCO at 9:30 p.m. On Saturdays the flight will depart MHH at 7:15 p.m. in order to make an 8:30 p.m. arrival at MCO and on Sundays the flight will begin taxiing at MHH at 8:10 p.m. in order to land at MCO at 9:25 p.m.
“This new service underscores our commitment to offer the highest-quality service and flexible flight options in the Florida-Bahamas market,” says Darrell Richardson, CEO of Gulfstream International Airlines. “To help accommodate the leisure travelers who we largely serve to destinations like The Bahamas, we developed a schedule that allows our customers to maximize their vacation time through the convenience of early morning departures to their destination and late evening returns.”
Marsh Harbour, a small town in the heart of Great Abaco, is a well-known boating, fishing and sailing destination. Several protected underwater areas also make for excellent diving and snorkeling. Shopping and restaurant options are varied and plentiful, while the island’s idyllic weather and wealth of water sports activities – boating, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking and more – form the main attractions.
Gulfstream International Airlines’ new service between West Palm Beach and Grand Bahama Island International Airport calls for flight 3M 4034 to leave PBI at 11:55 a.m. and arrive at FPO at 12:30 p.m. In the other direction, the flight (still using the same flight number, 3M 4034) is timed to depart FPO at 12:50 p.m. and touch down at PBI at 1:25 p.m.
With the expanded service, Gulfstream will offer six daily weekday flights to Grand Bahama Island – five from Fort Lauderdale and one from West Palm Beach. Weekend service will expand to seven flights, six from Fort Lauderdale and one from West Palm Beach.
“Gulfstream continues to offer service to more destinations in The Bahamas than any other U.S. carrier,” says Richardson. “This new daily flight provides an attractive option for tourists – especially now, as we get closer to the winter season, people begin to plan warm-weather getaways.”
Grand Bahama Island offers lesiure travelers everything from large, sprawling resorts, lively attractions and casinos to secluded beaches, boating, fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling and more.
“We are pleased to be able to offer our Palm Beach County residents and the surrounding communities the opportunity to now fly direct from Palm Beach International Airport to Freeport daily on Gulfstream, and we look forward to future opportunities to partner with Gulfstream,” remarks Palm Beach County Airports Director Bruce Pelly.
The new Gulfstream flights between West Palm Beach and Grand Bahama Island and between Orlando and Marsh Harbour are available for booking. For reservations and more information, call 1-800-231-0856.