BermudAir, Bermuda’s first carrier, has just launched and promises an exclusively business class service on all its flights. The airline’s inaugural flight is bound to head to Westchester County Airport, near New York City, today, after being delayed from yesterday due to Hurricane Franklin.
To begin with, the airline will only operate flights from Bermuda to Westchester County Airport, Boston and Fort Lauderdale. Starting today, the plan is to have 6 return flights per week, all days except Tuesdays, between the island and Westchester County and Boston. As of 15 September, the service to Westchester County is supposed to increase to one return flight on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and two daily return flights on the other days of the week. The route to Fort Lauderdale will only be added on 22 September, with one daily return flight on all days except Wednesdays.
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.Adam Scott, BermudAir Founder and CEO
“This marks a pivotal step forward for expanding our island’s aviation sector and symbolises the potential for growth, progress and self-sufficiency within our borders. As a Bermuda-based airline, BermudAir will enhance connectivity, bolster economic growth and promote travel to our beautiful island. This will also fuel demand for ancillary services such as hotels, restaurants, and transportation, providing essential support to local businesses”, Bermuda’s Minister of Transport, Wayne Furbert, said at the airline’s official launch and ribbon cutting ceremony in July.
The airline currently operates two Embraer 175 aircraft, fitted with 88 seats in a 2+2 per row configuration. However, to ensure the ultimate comfort of its passengers, BermudAir is only selling half of the available tickets, so each guest can have access to both window and aisle.
From 1 November, however, the airline is bound to receive its customised cabins, fitted with only 30 seats in a 1+1 per row configuration over 15 rows. The tailored seats promise to offer unparalleled freedom‚ ease of movement‚ privacy and comfort. To further increase the spaciousness of the cabin, BermudAir will remove overhead compartments, but guarantees the suites will have plenty of space for passengers to store one carry-on and one personal item.
Included in the all business class service, which the airline calls Aisle Class, are food, drinks, on board entertainment and free Wi-Fi. The menu is developed in partnership with local establishments in Bermuda, the food and beverage options showcasing “the vibrant flavours of Bermuda, allowing passengers to savour the renowned hospitality of the island while soaring through the sky”. Among the highlights are Bermuda’s Rum Swizzle, a specially crafted Dark ‘n Stormy aimed at enhancing the in-flight experience.
BermudAir offers three ticket options, depending on the number of checked-in bags and rebooking and refund flexibility. Until the customised cabins are delivered, tickets start at $199, while after 1 November, tickets will be starting at $999.