Bahamas: 29 year old black woman runs 90 million dollar private airline

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Generally, the aviation sector is dominated by men, but in recent years, women have been rising up as managers, pilots and owners.

Sherrexcia “Rexy” Rolle is one of the youngest, Vice President of Western Air Bahamas, at the age of 29. She started out as a baggage handler.

The airline was founded by her parents Rexy and Shandrice Rolle in 2001.

It is one of the largest privately owned airline company in Bahamas having the net worth of $90 million.

In its initial stage, the company was facing the issues of delays and time management.

The company with the help of Rexy found out favorable solutions and solved the issue.

They fine-tuned the arrival and departure timings.

She handled all the strategic acquisitions for making Western Air successful.

She even opened a 28,000-sq. ft. private passenger terminal and look after the maintenance facility. It was the first of such kind in Bahamas.

Rexy wants the airlines to be noticed internationally, so she is increasing the social presence, and have more expansion plans for the year 2018.




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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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