Flexjet Helicopter extends service area to the Bahamas

Flexjet Helicopter, after launching South Florida service earlier this year is now offering flights to the Bahamas, including on-demand.

By Doug Gollan, November 7, 2023

Flexjet, Inc., has extended the service area for its Flexjet Helicopter to the Bahamas.

Earlier this year the flight provider extended its helicopter service to South Florida in addition to London and New York City areas.

It features a fleet of Sikorsky S-76s.

The helicopter division is part of Flexjet’s last-mile strategy.

“As people move their residences to Florida for the season, demand for our Florida helicopter service will increase, including travel from Florida to The Bahamas. With our authorization in place, those trips to The Bahamas can happen in privacy, luxury, and on their schedule,” said Eli Flint, president of Flexjet’s helicopter division.

He added, “We have already identified tailored landing zones in areas important to our customers.”

Flexjet was authorized to fly to the Bahamas and conducting proving runs in August, well ahead of the winter peak travel season, which begins around Thanksgiving.

The utility of helicopters enables direct travel to many of The Bahamas’ islands and cays.

That means you can fly from Miami to the Bimini islands of the Bahamas in approximately 25 minutes or from Palm Beach to Baker’s Bay, home to an exclusive Bahamian members-only residential community, in about 80 minutes.

Sikorsky S-76 helicopter

The Sikorsky S-76 has a maximum travel range of 150 minutes with reserves and 38 cubic feet of baggage capacity.

Flexjet uses by two highly experienced, certified pilots who conduct a thorough checklist of safety measures.

Pilots and its operations team utilize Baldwin Safety Management Systems (SMS), weather monitoring, preflight risk assessment programs, hazard-reporting systems, and customized landing zone surveys.

The design features and operation of this helicopter include multiple safety redundancies, including dual autopilot systems, two engines, a four-blade main rotor system, and emergency floatation gear built into the aircraft.

Flint added, “Now that our clientele has grown accustomed to accessing off-airport destinations, they expect it wherever the helicopter can take them – and now that includes from Florida to the Bahamas and the Florida Keys.”

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