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Flight Diverts After ‘Possible Lightning Strike’

Flight Diverts After ‘Possible Lightning Strike’

[Updated] A “possible lightning strike” resulted in a JetBlue flight scheduled to travel from New York to Bermuda diverting to Logan Airport in Boston today [Sept 19]. An NECN story said, “JetBlue Flight 1731 had left John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City on Monday morning when the pilot reported a possible lightning strike after... Read more of this article

Transport Minister Meets With Azores Airline

Transport Minister Meets With Azores Airline

Tourism, Transport & Municipalities Minister Michael Fahy met with Azores airline SATA to “explore opportunities that might help increase airlift to Bermuda,” with Minister Fahy saying the “discussions were fruitful and we shall continue to dialogue.” Minister Fahy met with Duarte Carreiro, the international managing director... Read more of this article

First Commercial Flight From U.S. Lands In Cuba

First Commercial Flight From U.S. Lands In Cuba

The first commercial flight in more than 50 years from the United States landed in Cuba today, with JetBlue Flight 387 touching down about an hour after leaving Fort Lauderdale, Florida with 150 passengers on board. JetBlue is the first U.S. airline to resume regularly scheduled airline service under new rules allowing Americans greater access to Cuba.... Read more of this article

Video: Russian Airline Diverts To Bermuda

Video: Russian Airline Diverts To Bermuda

A Russian Airline — which was enroute from the Dominican Republic to Moscow — diverted to Bermuda at just past 6.00pm this evening [August 24] due to a sick passenger.Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson Sergeant Russann Francis said, “At 5:04pm this afternoon, 911 Emergency Dispatch Center received a call regarding a flight... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: British Airways i360 Tower

Photos & Video: British Airways i360 Tower

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda residents will be able to use British Airways’ new arrival and departure areas at Gatwick starting on January 24. That is the day BA will move from the North Terminal to the South Terminal and offer up a better travel experience for fliers. Colm Lacy, head of Commercial British Airways Gatwick, told Bernews “This... Read more of this article

Longtail Aviation Adds 2nd Boeing Business Jet

Longtail Aviation Adds 2nd Boeing Business Jet

Longtail Aviation announced the addition of a second Boeing Business Jet to its managed fleet, saying “clients will enjoy all the same comforts in the air as on the land: two private state rooms, each with a private bath/shower; a fully equipped service galley; private office space and an over-abundance of space to relax in total privacy or conduct... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host Aviation Conference In October

Bermuda To Host Aviation Conference In October

Bermuda will host the island’s first aviation industry conference later this year, attracting air-finance and aircraft registration experts from around the world, the Bermuda Business Development Agency announced today. The sixth annual Offshore Aircraft Registration event, hosted by aviation summit organiser AeroPodium at the Hamilton Princess &... Read more of this article

British Airways Offers Special Fares To London

British Airways Offers Special Fares To London

British Airways has launched a special fare sale for those flying to London, allowing travellers to “travel in style”. A spokesperson said, “Roundtrip fares in World Traveller Plus begin from $1644USD from Bermuda to London for travel Dec. 15, 2016 – Dec. 24, 2016 and Mar. 25, 2017 – May 25, 2017. “Roundtrip fares begin from... Read more of this article

Government House Following Up Aviation Report

Government House Following Up Aviation Report

[Updated] Government House confirmed that a French naval ship was granted diplomatic clearance for its visit to Bermuda, however said they did not receive an application for the naval jet aircraft, adding that they received a report from the Department of Civil Aviation about the aircraft and are “following this up in consultation with the Ministry... Read more of this article

Video: Airplane Flying Close To Cruise Ship

Video: Airplane Flying Close To Cruise Ship

[Updated] Following our report of two military jets flying low altitude circuits over Bermuda on Friday, a video has been posted online said to show a jet flying past the Norwegian Breakaway on the same day, with the person who uploaded the video saying “it wasn’t normal” and “most were completely terrified.” A Cruise... Read more of this article

Commuters Pause To View Visiting Charter Plane

Commuters Pause To View Visiting Charter Plane

Many commuters travelling along Kindley Field Road this afternoon [June 28] pulled over to the side of the road to look at a visiting charter plane — which appears to be part way through an around the world journey — parked at the LF Wade International Airport. The Boeing 757 is owned by TAG Aviation and appears to be being operated by TCS... Read more of this article

Smoke Issuing From American Airlines Plane

Smoke Issuing From American Airlines Plane

The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service responded to the airport late this morning [May 14] following a report of smoke issuing from the rear wheels of a stationary American Airlines plane. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service Media Relations Officer Sergeant Russann Francis said that at 11:37am this morning, 911 Emergency Dispatch Center received a call stating... Read more of this article

BTA: Airline Seat Capacity Increased 22% In Q1

BTA: Airline Seat Capacity Increased 22% In Q1

The number of commercial airline seats available on routes to Bermuda increased 22 percent in the first quarter of 2016 when compared to the same period in 2015 and capacity jumped 19,085 seats during the three-month period, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said today. The BTA said, “Declining airlift had a negative impact on visitor arrivals last... Read more of this article