Vision Airlines, a low-cost carrier recently evicted from an Arkansas airport for unpaid bills, will launch twice-weekly nonstop service Friday from Raleigh-Durham International Airport to Grand Bahama Island.
The Monday and Friday evening flights to the Freeport airport will use Boeing 737 jets.
Vision, based in Suwanee, Ga., was forced to halt service from Little Rock National Airport in Arkansas last month in a dispute over more than $50,000 in unpaid fees. John C. Brantley, the RDU airport director, said he has taken steps to minimize RDU’s risk in dealing with Vision Airlines.
“They were in three or four airports where they pulled out fairly quickly,” Brantley said. “Their track record certainly is not the best in the world, so we have gone to the extreme to make sure we were protected from any potential default on their part.”
He said Vision will operate through a contract with Raleigh-based Charter Express, an established tenant at RDU. ... [MORE]