Video: “Taking Off” Highlights Airport Interior

October 11, 2017

Skyport has released the second episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this week’s video highlighting the interior of the new terminal.

Speaking in the second episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “The new airport redevelopment project includes a new taxiway, a new aircraft parking apron, a refurbished cargo facility and we’ll talk more about those, but this week, I’m going to take you through the details of the interior of the new terminal. The ground floor will be approximately one hundred eighty two thousand square feet.

“It will house the new departures hall where passengers check in, baggage and passenger screening and the arrivals concourse with the Bermuda Immigration Customs area, retail facilities and restrooms.

“The second floor will be approximately one hundred twenty-seven thousand square feet with airy and spacious seating areas, business class lounges, retail shops and dining areas with great views.

“One of the biggest changes will be passenger bridges. Currently, every time you fly, you have to board or deplane on the tarmac whether it’s warm and sunny or cold and rainy.

“At the new terminal, you won’t have to do any of that! That’s right, passenger bridges will be in place to take departing passengers to the airplanes and arriving passengers to the arrivals concourse.

“Next time, we’ll take a look at the exterior of the new terminal.”

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  1. David says:

    Looks good. Just wish we weren’t getting passenger bridges. I like feeling the sun and warm air when you’re stepping off a plane in Bermy, and don’t mind the stairs. Can we make passenger bridges with a retractable roofs? :)

    • wildcat says:

      1. Where is long term parking?
      2. What are they doing with the old terminal once the new terminal goes into service?

  2. sage says:

    Will the kite tails be attached to the head sticks like in the video? Is our airport ever as busy as that either?

  3. Bermudian Patriot says:

    Did Minister Roban approve this? There’s no advertising billboards for the golden minibuses!

  4. Real Onion says:

    where’s the US Section gonna be?

  5. Baileys Bay says:

    What about US Immigration and Customs pre clearance at the new airport? Maybe I missed it but there seems to be no mention of it in this promotional video

  6. ConcernedBermudian says:

    Some ideas for the airport:
    1. Faster security lines? In some airports they have extremely well designed lines where the storage bins are given to you further down the line making it extremely efficient and also ones that have an RFID system that takes bins down a conveyor belt from whomever is ready first, they use them in ATL and extremely fast.
    2. Immigration/customs speed line. In some airports/countries you can fill out forms (pre travel) and get preapproved so that you go through an electronic gate. I know of tons of people that would pay extra for a yearly pass. There is nothing worse than arriving in Bermuda and having to wait an hour in the immigration line.
    3. Boat dock. What better way to arrive in Bermuda and be picked up by boat, or even get dropped off by boat.
    4. The views around the airport are breathtaking. It would be a shame to not be able to view ferry reach or Castle Harbour when waiting to take off. Hopefully lots of nice views in the waiting area.
    5. American immigration before boarding in Bermuda is amazing, thank you for having this service and hopefully you continue it.

    • Athena says:

      Good suggestions.

      Hope someone at Skyport is taking note of these to bring to the correct individuals attention; especially one through three.

      Also agree that views should be maximized to encourage repeat visits. Our own Immigration and Customs would do well to emulate the U.S. Immigration and Customs at the airport as well given its more professional presentation.

  7. marcusbmco says:

    It’s a shame. Mikaela seems like a nice spokeswoman but working for the wrong people with the wrong message. “That’s right folks!” How absolutely condescending!
    You’ll never “sell” that airport to the majority of Bermudians that were against it including me..

    My suggestion is she gets the same job with PTB. Now there’s a group that needs good PR.

  8. cant wait says:

    What new airport, aren’t the PLP reviewing the ting!

  9. Free Thinker ( The real one) says:

    Nice Hub. Next time my roof leaks, I’m building a hotel.