Bahamas Airways Limited Government Correspondence

Scope and Content

File of letters between John Swire & Sons, Bahama Airways and Bahama Islands Government relating to the Government's potential participation in the airline. Papers include financial estimates of liabilities; minutes of Bahama Airways Directors' meetings; reports on the future of the airline; Bahama Airways chairman's report given to Bahama Islands Government

Administrative / Biographical History

John Swire & Sons took a controlling interest of 85% in Bahamas Airways Ltd in 1968, taking control from the British Oversears Airways Corporation. The airline closed two years later in 1970 when Swire liquidated it following a lack of interest in investment from the government in the Bahamas, led by Pindling.

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Copyright is owned by John Swire & Sons, Ltd, 59 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AJ