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Video: Airport Presentation At OBA Meeting

Video: Airport Presentation At OBA Meeting

The OBA have posted a 42-minute video of Finance Minister Bob Richards’ presentation on the airport redevelopment project, with the video showing the Minister’s slide presentation delivered to OBA members at a meeting last week. The meeting was held on May 19th at the Bermuda National Gallery at City Hall, and there were protests outside... 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

PLP: ‘Termination Appears To Be Retribution’

PLP: ‘Termination Appears To Be Retribution’

[Updated with video + OBA response] The PLP held a press conference today where they addressed the termination of MP Lawrence Scott from his private sector job, saying “it appears to be retribution for his public stance against the OBA’s plan to privatise our airport to Canadian company Aecon.” Mr Scott — who serves as the Shadow... Read more of this article

‘All Clear’ After Airport Fire Alarm Activated

‘All Clear’ After Airport Fire Alarm Activated

[Updated] As of 7.55pm this evening [May 6] police can be seen at the airport, and traffic is being restricted in the area. We are awaiting an official statement, however we unofficially understand that emergency personnel are on scene as the fire alarm was activated again. This is second time this has happened in recent days, following after the fire... Read more of this article

Fire Alarm Activated At Airport, Protocols In Place

Fire Alarm Activated At Airport, Protocols In Place

Emergency personnel can be seen at the airport this afternoon [April 28] and traffic is being restricted in the area, with the protocols being put into place in the “abundance of caution” following the activation of a fire alarm. Police Media Manager Dwayne Caines confirmed that a fire alarm was activated at the airport, and said in the... 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

Video: Minister Richards On Airport Development

Video: Minister Richards On Airport Development

[Updated] “The Bermudian public should not be deceived by innuendo, false accusations, and political rhetoric over the airport development project,” Finance Minister Bob Richards said yesterday [April 21]. Speaking at a press conference, Minister Richards said, “I want to speak about some matters that have taken place over the last... Read more of this article

Video: RAF Tornado Plane Returns After Take Off

Video: RAF Tornado Plane Returns After Take Off

A Royal Air Force tornado military aircraft with an accompanying tanker made their way to the runway at the LF Wade International Airport this afternoon [April 9] with the tornado taking flight shortly after.The tanker took its place on the runway for take off but some time later maneuvered to the nearby taxiway. A gathered crowd watched as the tornado... Read more of this article

Bermuda Airport Smoking Lounge Closed Down

Bermuda Airport Smoking Lounge Closed Down

The smoking lounge at the airport has been closed effective April 1st, with the Ministry saying the lounge has now “been decommissioned” however “smoking continues to be permitted at designated outdoor areas.” In explaining why it was closed, the Ministry of Tourism Development and Transport told Bernews, “In 2005, legislation... Read more of this article

Bermuda Bound Air Canada Flight Diverts To NY

Bermuda Bound Air Canada Flight Diverts To NY

Air Canada flight 942 from Toronto to Bermuda has been delayed after it reportedly had to make an emergency landing earlier today [Mar 2] at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York due to an engine issue. CityNews Toronto reported on its Twitter account that an “engine issue forced #AC942 Toronto-Bermuda flight to make emergency landing... Read more of this article

Ukrainian Based Cargo Plane Makes A Fuel Stop

Ukrainian Based Cargo Plane Makes A Fuel Stop

Joining the recent visits by Royal Air Force [RAF] military aircraft, a Ukrainian operated cargo plane landed at LF Wade International Airport this afternoon [Feb 24] for a fuel stop. Flight CVK7132 was en-route from Opa-locka, Florida on its way to Santa Maria, Azores. The Antonov An-12 is a four-engine turboprop transport aircraft designed in the... Read more of this article

Video/Photos: RAF Voyager & Typhoons Leave

Video/Photos: RAF Voyager & Typhoons Leave

Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport saw extra activity today after three military aircraft paid the island a visit, taking off earlier this afternoon.The aircraft visiting the island included a Royal Air Force [RAF] A330 Voyager Tanker accompanying two Typhoon fighter jets, with the jets having arrived earlier this week. It is understood that... Read more of this article

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