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Former BIOS Student Killed In Plane Crash

Former BIOS Student Killed In Plane Crash

Among the 157 people killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday [March 10] was Canadian Danielle Moore, a former student at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS]. The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board. The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on the flight... Read more of this article

Bermuda Blocks Use Of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Bermuda Blocks Use Of Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft

Following the tragic crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight, the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority [BCAA] said they have “temporarily suspended the operation of all variants of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft into and out of Bermuda airspace.” A spokesperson said, “Following the tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 involving... Read more of this article

Condolence Book Opens For Paul Njoroge

Condolence Book Opens For Paul Njoroge

A condolence book has opened for people to express their sympathies to Paul Njoroge whose family were tragically killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, with Mr Njoroge’s wife, three small children and mother in law all on the flight that crashed on Sunday. In a tragedy of indescribable proportions, the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly... Read more of this article

Condolences Expressed After Tragic Plane Crash

Condolences Expressed After Tragic Plane Crash

Condolences are being expressed for local resident Paul Njoroge whose family were tragically killed in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash, with Mr Njoroge’s wife, three small children and mother in law all on the flight that crashed on Sunday. The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board. The... Read more of this article

Skyport President On Flights, Seat Capacity

Skyport President On Flights, Seat Capacity

[Written by Don Burgess] Even though American Airlines has cut one of its New York flights to Bermuda, air visitor arrivals were up in 2018. This from Skyport president Aaron Adderley. He pointed out that the reduction from AA was likely a response to JetBlue who had increased seats from both Boston and New York. However, he declined to discuss whether... Read more of this article

‘Airlines Seats Flying To Bermuda Down 4%’

‘Airlines Seats Flying To Bermuda Down 4%’

Airlines seats flying to Bermuda are down 4 percent compared to 2018, however since 2015, airline seat capacity is up 21 percent and leisure air arrivals are up 46 percent, the BTA said. In correspondence sent to stakeholders, the BTA said, “In case you missed the 2019 Tourism Outlook Forum on February 20 or would like to have a closer look at... Read more of this article

WestJet Passengers Wait For Rescheduled Flight

WestJet Passengers Wait For Rescheduled Flight

Passengers on board last night’s [March 3] WestJet Airlines flight 2711 scheduled to depart Bermuda have been delayed 24-hours, with passengers having to disembark the plane after boarding.Bernews reached out to Skyport for a statement and were referred to WestJet, and a WestJet spokesperson said, “Flight 2711 was cancelled earlier today... Read more of this article

Passenger Suffers Heart Attack, Flight Diverts

Passenger Suffers Heart Attack, Flight Diverts

An airline — traveling from Cuba to Italy — diverted to Bermuda earlier this week as 50-year-old female passenger suffered from a suspected heart attack. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “At 2:04am, BMOC received a call from New York ATC Centre reporting that a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 357 persons on-board was... Read more of this article

49-Year-Old Airline Passenger Hospitalized

49-Year-Old Airline Passenger Hospitalized

A 49-year-old Jamaican woman who took ill on a JetBlue flight that diverted to Bermuda is recovering on a general ward at the hospital. A police spokesperson said, “At last check this morning [January 25th] the 49-year-old Jamaican woman residing in New York who took ill on a JetBlue flight en route between Antigua and New York U.S.A. that diverted... Read more of this article

JetBlue Flight Diverts With Sick Passenger

JetBlue Flight Diverts With Sick Passenger

[Updated] A JetBlue Airways plane has landed at L.F. Wade International Airport tonight [Jan 24] after a passenger on board took ill and the pilot diverted the aircraft to Bermuda. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel and airport officials are meeting the plane at the main terminal where the sick passenger is due to be transported by ambulance... Read more of this article

Videos: Gulfstream IV Arrives & Departs Island

Videos: Gulfstream IV Arrives & Departs Island

A pair of videos shared on the YouTube channel Corporate Pilot Life showcase a cockpit view from within a Gulfstream IV aircraft as it flies into and out of Bermuda, with the videos obtaining tens of thousands of views since being uploaded to the popular channel earlier this month. The videos offer multiple cockpit views, including both the window and... Read more of this article

Tonight’s British Airways Flight Is On Schedule

Tonight’s British Airways Flight Is On Schedule

Following the recent closure of Gatwick Airport’s runway, British Airways flight 2233 from London departed as scheduled today [Dec 21] and is due to arrive in Bermuda shortly, with the airline saying “all customers are advised to please check the status of their flight”. A spokesperson said, “British Airways knows how important... Read more of this article

Gatwick Runways Closed Due To Drone Activity

Gatwick Runways Closed Due To Drone Activity

[Updated] All flights to and from Gatwick are currently suspended due to drone sightings in and around their airfield resulting in tonight’s [Dec 20] British Airways flight to Bermuda being cancelled, according to online flight tracking, and last night’s flight to London being diverted to Amsterdam. A Gatwick Airport statement says, “Gatwick... Read more of this article