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Bahamasair waiving change fees in response to COVID-19

Bahamasair has decided to waive change fees across all of its fares to all destinations until May 31, 2020, in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, according to a press statement sent out by the airline yesterday.

However, the airline said new travel will have to take place within one year of the original ticket issue date in compliance with Bahamasair’s fare policy.

The airline noted in its statement that it is continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and has implemented health and safety policies for airline crew.

“Bahamasair wishes to notify the traveling public that our airline continues to monitor and respond to the growing situation regarding coronavirus,” the statement noted.

“The airline is committed to preserving the health and safety of both passengers and staff, by working closely with Ministry of Health officials, as well as industry leaders for updates and best practices.

“As part of our daily routine, all aircraft are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized in accordance with global travel industry best practices. We are applying disinfectants that are effective against the coronavirus across aircraft interiors, including the places travelers touch most – the tray tables, seat covers, armrests and seatbelts. Additionally, flight crew have been apprised with updated travel industry practices, in relation to the handling of potentially sick passengers.”

The airline said it continues to operate its regularly scheduled flights, as it has not “received any information of any travel advisory, from any of the international authorities at the destinations to which we fly”.

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Chester Robards

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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