Odyssey Aviation Bahamas nears completion of new facility in Exuma
Moss Town, Exuma, The Bahamas
On May 16, 2011, Odyssey Aviation Bahamas commenced construction of a new FBO facility at the Exuma International Airport (MYEF). The facility is located on the southeast side of the field and is scheduled for completion in November 2011. Once complete, the 2500 square foot facility will be the first FBO building at Exuma International.
Odyssey Aviation Exuma has been operating out of a rented office adjacent to the main airport terminal since December 2009. An Odyssey professional meets every arriving aircraft, escorts visitors through the airport’s Customs and Immigration area and leads them to their on-island transportation. Pilots are then able to relax in the Odyssey FBO office which offers standard FBO amenities, a pilots’ lounge and refreshment bar.
The new facility will be separate from the main airport terminal and will feature the standard FBO amenities as well as convenient Bahamas Customs and Immigration clearance available inside the facility, a pilots’ lounge and flight planning room, a refreshment bar, a passenger lounge, a private fuel farm, and two acres of adjoining apron for aircraft parking. Steven K. Kelly, President of Odyssey Aviation Bahamas met with a local architectural firm and used his knowledge of the Bahamas and the requirements for an Island FBO facility to design the project. The construction has been managed in house by Odyssey staff that have years of experience in the general construction industry.
The new Odyssey facility has already withstood the test of Hurricane Irene, a category 3 hurricane that passed through the Bahamas earlier this year. “We are extremely fortunate to have suffered no damage to the new construction site,” says Steven K. Kelly, President of Odyssey Aviation Bahamas.
The decision to open an operation in Exuma was made due to the growing interest of world travelers to the popular destination and the demand for good representation of general aviation-specific services at this airport. Over the years, Odyssey Aviation Nassau, the company’s headquarters, has been the leading FBO in the Bahamas, and is consistently rated by the general aviation industry as one of the top FBOs in the Bahamas and Caribbean. Odyssey brings what no one else has to this new location – reliability, consistency and a high quality level of service and safety.