Thursday, June 9, 2011

2011 Destination Bahamas

Northeast Florida Regional Airport has record attendance at “Destination…Bahamas”.

Saint Augustine, Florida / June 6, 2011: Northeast Florida Regional Airport and Galaxy Aviation announced that attendance was record setting for Destination…Bahamas held on June 4, 2011 from 10AM – 2PM. The event, free to the public, drew close to a thousand people interested in learning about travel to and from the Islands of the Bahamas from Saint Augustine.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism along with 23 exhibitors promoted all the wonderful things offered in the Islands. 4 air charter companies were on hand showcasing their aircraft for travel to and from the Bahamas. Aircraft on display were a Pilatus PC-12, a Citation and Eclipse Jet.

The Junkanoo performance and Bahamian lunch was a hit with all who attended. There was standing room only for the seminars on flight planning, customs procedures and safety for "over water flight" that was conducted by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, FAA, Department of Homeland Security,, and Bahamas Habitat.

Senator Tony Hill was in attendance discussing how to enhance relations between Florida and the Ministry of Tourism. Local Mayor of Saint Augustine Beach, Rich O’ Brien attended as well.

Visit us on Facebook for photos of the event.

For more information about being a part of Destination…Bahamas 2012 please contact Elliot Mintzer at 904.333.8949 or

About Northeast Florida Airport

Northeast Florida Regional Airport is located just a few miles from historic downtown Saint Augustine and serves as a focal point for the Northeast Florida region. The airport is centered in a gateway market of 4.4 million passengers within a 2-hour drive. US Customs is right on airport property in a new facility.

About Galaxy Aviation

A 24-hour, full-service FBO with locations in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Stuart, Orlando, and Saint Augustine, Florida. Galaxy Aviation can help coordinate Bahamas travel with “over flight” permits, eAPIS manifest, life rafts, supplies along with flight planning. Contact Galaxy Aviation directly at 904-824-1995.