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Odyssey Aviation completes $6 mil. expansion of its airport facility

Odyssey Aviation has completed an expansion of its Lynden Pindling International Airport facility at a cost of almost $6 million, a article on explained, adding that, like the rest of The Bahamas, Odyssey has been having an exceptional 2018.

According to the article, Odyssey completed a 25,000-square-foot hangar with a 200-foot clear span and 28-foot-high door. The new hangar allows for Odyssey to shelter aircraft up to the size of a Gulfstream G650.

“The new structure, which also added 3,000 square [feet] of fully leased office space for Odyssey’s tenants, brings the facility to 50,000 square [feet] of hangar space,” the article states.

“The project also included three acres of 12-inch reinforced concrete ramp space, giving the service provider space to park an additional ten to 15 aircraft, and aiding traffic flow during peak season.”

The company’s CEO Steven Kelly said in the article that $5.75 million investment in the expanded space is already paying dividends with the hangar space being already “fully occupied with long-term tenants”.

“Business is booming in The Bahamas and at all our Odyssey Aviation locations, and this trend is predicted to continue,” he said.

The Bahamas has seen one of its busiest years in history in terms of tourist arrivals. And, according to Kelly, fixed-base operators (FBO) aren’t being left out of the mix.

Marketing campaigns, airline capacity increases and a 30 percent spike in arrivals from Canada have contributed to a record summer for the Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA), the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) revealed recently. According to NAD, this summer was the busiest in the airport’s history.

Odyssey also operates FBOs in Exuma, San Salvador, “as well as two ground-handling stations at Governor’s Harbour and Rock Sound airports”, the article explains.

Kelly said in the article that Odyssey wants to give its clients the best experience in The Bahamas.

“Odyssey Aviation has always strived to ensure a quality customer experience, and we are constantly focused on training. We want all our guests to feel safe and secure and leave the Bahamas with a positive experience,” explained Kelly.

Chester Robards

Senior Business Reporter at The Nassau Guardian
Chester Robards rejoined The Nassau Guardian in November 2017 as a senior business reporter. He has covered myriad topics and events for The Nassau Guardian.
Education: Florida International University, BS in Journalism
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