Our Airline. Our Family.
First Flight took off November 17 2001.
Captain Rex Rolle & Shandrice Woodside- Rolle
Western Air Limited was established in September of 2000 by husband & wife team Captain Rex & Shandrice Rolle.
Western Air Limited was established by husband and wife team, Rex and Shandrice Rolle in 2000.
The couple fused their knowledge, experience and passion for aviation to provide an alternative, reliable air transportation service.
Captain Rex Rolle serves as President & CEO of Western Air and has a United States FAA and Bahamian certified Airline Transport Pilot license with a type rating in the Metro III. Captain Rolle is also a US FAA certified Flight Instructor, Certified Instruments Flight Instructor, and Certified Multi-Engine Instructor with more than 30 years of experience as a professional pilot, aviation executive and consultant. Captain Rolle is known for his sharp, unconventional leadership, often setting industry trends throughout the region.
Mrs. Shandrice Woodside-Rolle serves as Vice-President & COO of the Western Air. Woodside- Rolle graduated valedictorian of her university class, majoring in International Business. With an undeniable entrepreneurial spirit since childhood, Woodside- Rolle had the idea to start an airline after a trip back to her hometown where she noticed the limited air service. The couple returned to Andros and began building the airline.
Today, Western Air is the largest privately owned airline in the Bahamas offering daily scheduled flights between Nassau, Freeport, Congo Town, Bimini and San Andros, as well as on- demand charter flights throughout the greater Bahamas, Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs over 140 employees.
The Rolle's daughter Sherrexcia Rolle, also known as Rexy, serves as Vice President of Operations & General Counsel. Rolle is a business and aviation lawyer by trade and has made international waves by expanding the family’s airline. Rolle received her BS at the University of Ottawa with Joint Honors in Political Science & Communications and her MA at Lynn University in Mass Media & Communications, summa cum laude. Rolle obtained her Juris Doctorate at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and is an active member of State of California Bar. Collectively, the family credits GOD, consistent hard work, its multifaceted team and long standing passengers for the airline's continuous growth.
Sherrexcia "Rexy" Rolle, Esq.
FLEET GROWTH & EXPANSION
Metro IIIs & Beech 1900s
Western Air began operations with a small fleet of Fairchild Metro IIIs and quickly added Beechcraft 1900s. The aircrafts were fast and perfect for the short distance routes. However, as occupancy demands grew the airline pursued a larger aircraft solution.
Western Air currently operates a fleet of Saab340 As. The 33 seaters offer passenger comfort, fuel efficiency, speed and the agility for both short distance island hopping and longer range travel.
Embraer 145 LRs
Western Air has signed a mutli-aircraft deal to acquire Embraer 145LR jets, slated for delivery in Summer of 2018. These long range jets will provide a new level of luxury, comfort and convenience for passengers. The jets will be used on the new international flights schedule.
Our mission is to provide safe, reliable and affordable air transport services to the flying public.