Cocco Bahama Seaplanes (COCO), founded in February 2021, is a new domestic airline based in the Bahamas, a country in the Caribbean which consists of over 700 islands. COCO provides access to the stunning islands of the Bahamas, allowing travellers to experience the secluded paradise that the islands have to offer.
The airline is established by Kamalame Cay, a high-end private island resort off the central coast of Andros Island. The airline works closely with both independent and multinational hotels and resorts to create a route network that benefits tourists.
Coco Bahama Seaplanes is the first year-round airline to operate in the Bahamas in over half a century. The airline uses seaplanes so that COCO can fly directly to island harbours.
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The airline flies to a variety of popular tourist spots within the Bahamas, including Nassau, Andros Island, Rose Island, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Staniel Cay & The Exumas, Berry Islands, Inagua and Cat Island.
The airline is in an early stage of the startup and has yet to announce what the baggage allowance will be for passengers.
This information is not yet available.
It is not yet known whether online check-in is available.
The airline has yet to publish an announcement regarding recommended check-in times.
More information regarding the onboard experience has yet to be announced. It is likely that the airline provides standard seating. COCO hopes to bring glamour, classic style and quality service to travellers exploring the islands of The Bahamas.
The airline operates the Cessna Caravan Amphibian for all of its routes around the Bahamas. The capacity for this aircraft is 2 pilots and 8 passengers.
It is not yet known where the airline will base its operations. Coco is a private seaplane operator, and may operate to tourist resorts.
Bahamasair is the national airline of the Bahamas, with a particular focus on internal flights within the Bahamas — the airline flies to several destinations within the country.
Other seaplane operators in the Bahamas include Seabird Air Seaplane Services and Trans Island Airways, among others private charter operators.
The following airlines operate flights to the Bahamas from other Caribbean islands:
22nd January 2021
Despite the challenging times that the tourism industry has faced in the Bahamas following the global COVID-19 pandemic, a new airline is set to launch and invest in the future of tourism in The Bahamas. This new airline hopes to commence operations before demand takes-off again, as borders begin to reopen following the pandemic and travellers begin to search for quieter islands to explore.