Flight numbers take off as airlines boost services
The number of flights to and from Bermuda is to increase by more than 20 per cent next month after the return of services to Miami and Philadelphia.
The June flight schedule, released today by airport operators Skyport, showed a surge in the number of flights from 36 a week to 46 by the end of the month.
The increase came through increased flights by American Airlines, British Airways, United Airlines and JetBlue.
The schedule also included the first Sata Azores flights between Bermuda and Ponta Delgada, with flights scheduled for June 13 and June 27.
The American Airline service to Miami and Philadelphia is scheduled to return on June 5, although the flights will be limited to Saturdays only for the month.
The airline will also increase service to Charlotte from five days a week to seven on June 3 and resume weekly service to New York’s LaGuardia airport on June 26.
The changes double the number of American Airlines flights from five to ten for the month.
JetBlue will also increase service to the island with daily services to New York’s JFK airport to start on June 1 and daily services to Boston from June 9 – an additional JetBlue flight a week to both destinations.
British Airways will more than double its service to London Heathrow from June 22.
The airline last week scheduled flights from London to Bermuda on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the return flights scheduled for Wednesdays and Fridays.
The airline will offer flights to and from London on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday from June 22.
United Airlines will offer a daily service to Newark next month with the addition of two flights a week.
But Delta is expected to slightly cut back on service between New York and Atlanta next month, dropping both from five flights a week to four.
Delta is also scheduled to drop Sunday and Thursday flights to New York, but add a Saturday flight.
The airline will halt its Monday and Friday flights between Bermuda and Atlanta, but add a Tuesday flight.
David Burt, the Premier, said the increased airlift would help rebuild the island’s tourism industry.
Mr Burt said: “There is pent-up demand for leisure travel, and Bermuda’s Covid-19 safety approach will make us a destination of choice.
“We are striking the right balance in tourism. The successful start to the home-porting initiative, the opening of the St Regis and now this increased airlift come as the result of the hard work of many public and private sector stakeholders.
“Tourism’s recovery will be steady, and all our efforts are trained on getting our tourism workers back to full employment and Bermuda growing in relevance and appeal for leisure travellers.”
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