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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Meet the 29-Year Old Woman Who is Running the Largest Black-Owned Airline in the Bahamas

Sherrexcia Rolle, Vice President of Western Air Bahamas
The aviation sector is known to be generally dominated by men, but women in recent years have been slowly rising up as pilots, managers, and owners. Sherrexcia 'Rexy' Rolle, the 29-year old Vice President of Western Air Bahamas, is one of the youngest that has taken up the role. Starting out as a baggage handler, Rexy is now taking the Vice President of Western Air Bahamas.
The airline, founded in 2001 by her parents Rex and Shandrice Rolle, is now one of the largest privately owned airline company in the Bahamas with over $90 million net worth. Most of its success is credited to Rexy.

Without a doubt, Rexy is taking good care of the company her parents have persistently and dedicatedly established. Some of the challenges the company faced since it started operations are time management and delays. The company, with the help of Rexy, delved into the issue and eventually found favorable solutions.

"Once my team and I began fine-tuning arrival and departure times, our performance began to improve. Our ticket sales increased also," Rexy said.

Furthermore, Rexy is the one responsible for many of Western Air's successful strategic acquisitions. She was greatly involved in the opening of the 28,000 sq. ft. private passenger terminal and maintenance facility in Freeport, the first of its kind in the Bahamas.

Rexy is up to even more expansion plans for this year 2018 as they plan to increase their online and social media presence to be able to be noticed internationally.

"Be confident in what you know and I say that over again," she said as an inspiration to every woman. "Trust your staff, partners, and most importantly yourself."

For more information about Western Air Bahamas or to book a flight online, visit

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