BermudAir makes history today, launching as the first Bermuda-based airline with year-round service and catering to business and tourism needs with advanced comfort, convenience and connectivity.
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Tickets go on sale today for BermudAir's first three direct routes between Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Westchester County Airport (HPN), conveniently located near New York City. Service connecting BDA to BOS and HPN commences on 31st August 2023, with service to FLL beginning on 22nd September 20223.
These new direct services offer travellers from these popular East Coast cities and surrounding areas greater access to Bermuda, providing a premium travel option with average flight times of around two hours.
BermudAir Founder and CEO Adam Scott (above) said: "We are excited to launch BermudAir as Bermuda's first carrier, maintaining our commitment to start filling seasonal service gaps and establish frequency of service to and from the island this fall.
"Our mission to elevate the travel experience for everyone and provide well-timed, traveller-centric, stress-free flights on these new routes is just the beginning. Establishing this year-round service is a first step in our journey to redefine the travel experience and we look forward to rolling out our phased introduction of BermudAir's Aisle Class."
The phased introduction will see BermudAir's Embraer E175 aircraft begin service with a standard 88-seat configuration. Only 44 seats will be sold for each flight – all with both window and aisle access and plenty of space for carry-on bags – ensuring a comfortable and spacious in-flight experience for travellers. All flights include free Wi-Fi and entertainment, and at least one complimentary checked bag (or more, depending on fare). BermudAir will provide a distinguished level of onboard service, offering travellers freshly prepared light meals and beverage selections from local partners on the Island.
Following delivery of highly customised seating suites on 1st November 2023, a first for a short-haul airline, BermudAir will usher in a new era of business class air travel with the introduction of Aisle Class, a seating concept that eliminates the aisle vs. window seat dilemma. From November, BermudAir's E175s will be configured with just 30 seats to feature unmatched privacy and ample workspace, with only two spacious seats across from each other in each row.
BermudAir is additionally committed to the local community through its dedication to sourcing services and partnerships within Bermuda, including the hiring of local crew, collaborating with Bermuda service providers for onboard food and beverage services, and sourcing local ingredients. The goal is to ensure the inflight experience reflects the Island's renowned hospitality with premium on-board menu offerings and attentive, friendly cabin crew.
Wayne Furbert, JP, MP, Minister of Transport said: "We are very happy to welcome BermudAir as Bermuda's first carrier, as they work toward setting a new standard for travel.
"This partnership represents an exciting milestone for our island, as it enhances connectivity and strengthens our position as a premier destination. With BermudAir's commitment to providing convenient connections, we anticipate a significant boost to our tourism market."
Tracy Berkeley, CEO of Bermuda Tourism Authority, said: "With the launch of a new airline in Bermuda, there's a sense of anticipation and opportunity in the air. The increased air capacity aims to enhance the island's connectivity and aligns with the National Tourism Plan's "Year-Round" objective. By providing year-round flights, BermudAir offers new opportunities for us on the US East Coast, paving the way for potential partnerships and market growth. It's an exciting step towards sustained growth for Tourism in Bermuda."
The executive team at BermudAir brings decades of commercial airline experience, including with United Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Silverjet.