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Emirates has no plans for Bermuda service

Emirates Airlines said it has no plans to offer service to Bermuda.

Government had announced in the Throne Speech last week there’s a possibility the Dubai-based airline could fly to Bermuda. However, currently, Emirates schedules don’t even show any flights to the Caribbean.

And spokeswoman for Emirates, Elizabeth Opalka, said: “I can confirm that Emirates has no plans to launch services to Bermuda at this time.”

After stating plans were afoot to market Bermuda as an Islamic finance centre, it was announced in the Throne Speech last week: “There is now the possibility of new air links with Emirates Airlines connecting Bermuda to dynamic and wealthy states in the Middle East including Dubai, Bahrain and Qatar.”

Government declined yesterday to provide us with more information on the statement.

Travel experts were sceptical of any Persian Gulf-Bermuda links, though they said they would welcome Emirates airlines to the island if it wanted to come.

“I find it extremely unlikely that Emirates Airline will have a direct service from Bermuda to the various destinations mention in the Throne Speech,” said Carl Paiva, CEO of C-Travel.

Mr Paiva added: “Carriers in order to make a route viable must anticipate that both inbound and outbound flights will be profitable. Emirates is a great asset to the Indian and other ethnic population here but do we seriously have hundreds of travellers a week?

“Maybe Emirates is planning seasonal travel or service one or two days a week. C Travel has not been advised of any talks or asked for any statistics. As an agency, we’d be delighted to have them here and would guarantee they are fully supported. I have travelled on them and they are a superior product.”

Emirates is known for its in-flight services, including 1,000 channels of entertainment, private first-class suites and the airline’s new Airbus A380’s have two showers on board with spa features.

No plans for Bermuda service: Crowds at the Dubai Air Show watch an Emirates Airlines Airbus A380 flight. The Middle Eastern carrier has no plans to launch a Bermuda service, despite mention of the possibility in the Throne Speech

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Published November 08, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated November 08, 2011 at 7:17 am)

Emirates has no plans for Bermuda service

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