Cape Air said it has partnered with Resorts World Bimini (RWB) to bring regularly scheduled commercial seaplane service back to North Bimini, a service that has not been available since 2005.
Under the new partnership between Cape Air and RWB, scheduled flights will begin December 21, 2015 with two daily flights between Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Bimini´s North Seaplane Base (NSB) at Resorts World Bimini.
Beginning January 18, 2016, four daily flights will operate between Fort Lauderdale and North Bimini. In addition, two daily flights will operate between Watson Island Seaplane Base in Miami and Bimini.
RWB President Ed Farrell said the resort is pleased to be able to offer such an important service to the people of Bimini and to those wishing to visit the island.
Cape Air will be flying Cessna Caravan Amphibians on this route. The Cessna Caravan Amphibian is a nine-passenger, high wing, turboprop aircraft with the capability to land either on water or on the ground.
Now in its 26th year, Cape Air is one of the largest regional airlines in the United States annually flying over 750,000 passengers to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean, the Midwest, Micronesia, Florida, and the Bahamas.
Located just in The Bahamas just 50 miles east of Miami, Resorts World Bimini is a 750-acre luxury Caribbean beachfront resort and home to turquoise waters, miles of white sand beaches, a world-class casino and six restaurants and bars.