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Customers want to be treated well and they want to trust who they’re dealing with – the latter being something many companies were neglecting.
Kenya believed there was space for another charter company to service The Bahamas, but one that focused solely on exceptional service and building long-lasting relationships with its customers. She believed that if you went that extra mile for them then they would always come back and with that blueprint, she would build a business, thus Elite Travel 242 LLC was born.
Elite Travel 242 LLC was formed in February 2013 by Kenya Barnett and Fabron Stuart a young couple eager to service the island of Bimini. At that time there were limited carriers that serviced Bimini. We started sharing a small hanger on the east side of the field at Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport. Soon we outgrew the shared space and required more staff and space, and upgraded to a small office with storage space across the field at the Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE) we were able to rent and start our Cargo and shipping business which Fabron managed and took that part of the business under his wing. We started with a single engine aircraft (Cherokee 6) doing cargo into Bimini 3 or more times a week. We knew that Elite Travel 242 would expand and by the grace of God we did. A truly blessed company, but that small, family mentality is still at the heart of our operations. With Kenya's expertise and wonderful personality and Fabron’s connection to the island of Bimini, this was a perfect opportunity for us to expand and spread our wings. We expanded to do shared charters with passengers. We then chartered 402’s Aztecs and Navajos to accommodate the demand. All aircraft we charter are certified by the FAA. We were able to do 3 or more unscheduled flights a week. We then got the contract to transport groups every week to swim with the dolphins with Dolphin Expedition. We also carry many of the homeowners which we accommodate with their grocery and other needs. This was our second business venture together with many more under our belts. We have had our fair share of trials and tribulations but we are still standing strong. We are a great team with an Elite status.
Whether a client is entrusting us to fly just them, other passengers or important cargo, we promise a level of personal service that goes beyond their highest expectations, while ensuring complete peace of mind throughout the entire experience.
Despite this rags to riches story, our commitment to customer service has not faltered and remains the foundation of our business to this day.
Whether heading to the Bahamas for a family vacation, dream wedding, swim with the dolphin retreat, fishing, scuba adventure or just getting away to the islands for some much-needed rest and relaxation, you’ll find our concierge charter service is the perfect match for your vacation needs.
And as our slogan says you will experience an Elite service with a smile.