The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism recently visited Banyan to provide updated information on flying to the islands. Three representatives for the Ministry of Tourism presented including Leonard Stuart, Jeannie Gibson and Donna Isadore. They provided an in-depth presentation going over all the information that customers might need to know about flying to the Bahamas, including general information, regulations, guidelines, hotels and more.

In addition to the seminar, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and Aviation also organizes a yearly Fixed Base Operator Familiarization & Seminar Multi-island (FAM) trip. The goal of the FAM trip is to educate the Gateway FBOs on the ease of flying to and around the Islands. Banyan’s Andrea Bahr, customer support manager, and Pablo Garcia, customer support representative, will be attending from Banyan. They will experience Nassau; Treasure Cay, Abaco; Harbour Island, Eleuthera and North Bimini.

“Attending this trip is not only fun, but it helps our team understand the process that pilots go through when flying to the Bahamas. It also offers our team a chance to experience first- hand what the different islands are like. We are then able to help pilots with their questions as well as suggest islands that match their interests,” says Nancy Bouvier, Banyan’s marketing director.

Banyan is designated as an Official Gateway FBO to the Bahamas. Learn more at You can order a free Bahamas Kit, sign up for our Bahamas Pilot eNewsletter or sign up for one of the great Group Fly-ins to the Islands.