New nonstop air service from Pittsburgh to Bahamas coming soon
As Pittsburgh summer winds to an end, locals might be seeking some ways to chase the sun.
A nonstop flight to Grand Bahama island might do the trick — but you have to act fast.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, in partnership with The Grand Bahama Island Tourism Board and Vacation Express, is offering weekly direct jet service from Pittsburgh to Grand Bahama for one month starting Oct. 1. The trip usually requires a layover in Charlotte or Atlanta.
Pittsburgh is one of 10 cities participating in the program, which, if successful, will be extended, says Jeannie Gibson of the Bahamas Tourist office.
“Because of all the new development, we want to reintroduce Grand Bahama to the American public,” says Gibson.
All-inclusive options include the new Memories Grand Bahama Beach & Casino Resort, located outside Freeport and featuring a casino, health complex and pool.
The four-night/five-day packages start at $659 and include flight, ground transportation, hotel accommodation and taxes. All-inclusive packages include all meals and drinks.
Either end of the island features rustic fishing villages offering resorts run by families as well as water and eco-adventures, such as shark diving and underwater caves, says Brooke Sherman, of the ministry of tourism.
Freeport offers the Port Lucaya Marketplace, with an array of shops and dining options.
And of course, the island's beaches offer plenty of places to soak up some rays.
Rachel Weaver is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-320-7948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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