Paradise Island Airlines Captain Wing 1st Issue

Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1989-1999

Paradise Island Airlines served Paradise Island, The Bahamas. Merv Griffin Enterprises' Resorts International owned hotels and other resort amenities on Paradise Island, as well as Chalk's Ocean Airways, which carried tourists to the island. However, Chalk's seaplanes were restricted to daylight operations due to the difficulty of landing on water at night. Accordingly, in March 1989 Resorts launched another airline, Paradise Island Airlines, to handle increased vacation traffic from Florida to the Bahamas. After financial difficulties and a series of ownership changes for the two airlines, Paradise Island Airlines was closed May 1999.

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