BermudAir, the first airline based out of Bermuda and offering year-round, all-business class seats, has launched. Flights are now available for booking, and service will begin on Aug. 31.
To start, BermudAir will fly from Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA) to Westchester County Airport (HPN), Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Trips to Westchester and Boston will begin Aug. 31, and trips to Hollywood will begin Sept. 15.
“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," said BermudAir founder and CEO Adam Scott. "Our mission to elevate the travel experience for everyone and provide well-timed, traveler-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."
Considered a boutique airline, BermudAir will offer spacious seating – at first with a total of only 44 passengers booked per 88-passenger flight, and then with the rollout of BermudAir’s Aisle Class, which is expected to launch in November 2023.
BermudAir will also have free in-flight Wifi and entertainment, as well as at least one free checked bag per flight. Customers can also expect light, fresh, local meals and beverages on board.
The new airline, which is now adding more options for U.S. East Coasters to travel to and from Bermuda, marks a milestone for the British overseas territory in the western Atlantic Ocean. Wayne Furbert, JP, MP, Bermuda’s minister of transport, says that Bermuda anticipates “a significant boost to our tourism market” with the launch of the BermudAir.
"With the launch of a new airline in Bermuda, there's a sense of anticipation and opportunity in the air,” said Tracy Berkeley, CEO of Bermuda Tourism Authority. “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 U.S. East Coast, paving the way for potential partnerships and market growth,” she added. “It's an exciting step towards sustained growth for tourism in Bermuda.”