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5/18/1981: International Air Bahama Ceases Operations

DALLAS – Today in Aviation, The independent passenger carrier International Air Bahama ceased operations in 1981.

Founded as Air Bahama in 1966 by Major Norman Ricketts, Brigadier General OD Lassiter and Mr Tommie Thompson, the trio decided to set up an airline after Sir Lynden Pindling, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas, looked at developing tourism in the archipelago.

The airline’s Chief Executive was Alexander Mailis. Mailis helped source a Boeing 707-300 (N525EJ), leased from Executive Jet Aviation. Operations then commenced on July 20, 1968.

Scheduled flights were offered from Nassau (NAS) to Luxembourg (LUX). LUX offered a useful and affordable entry point read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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