Tag: Airport

Passenger’s Brother: Family Are ‘A Bit Ashamed’

Passenger’s Brother: Family Are ‘A Bit Ashamed’

Following the recent incident which saw a Cuban bound airline divert to Bermuda due a passenger’s unruly behaviour onboard, the passenger’s brother Minhaz Khelya said while he thinks it was “blown out of proportion,” his family are a “bit ashamed because of issues this has caused.” The Thomas Cook flight — which... Read more of this article

Passenger Fined $3,000 After Plane Fracas

Passenger Fined $3,000 After Plane Fracas

22-year-old Mohammed Khelya appeared in Magistrates Court today [Nov 25] where he admitted behaving in a threatening manner towards flight attendants on a Cuba-bound flight yesterday, causing it to be diverted to the island. The Thomas Cook flight, which had left the UK, was diverted to Bermuda at around 2.00pm on Monday, where it was greeted by police... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Police Arrest Airline Passenger

Photos & Video: Police Arrest Airline Passenger

[Updated with video. Police said a 25 year old man assaulted flight attendants, was forcibly taken to the rear of the aircraft where he was restrained until the flight landed in Bermuda, after which he was arrested.] A Thomas Cook airline diverted to Bermuda this afternoon [Nov 24] following what we understand to be an issue with a passenger. The... Read more of this article

PLP: ‘Airport Project Should Go Out To Tender’

PLP: ‘Airport Project Should Go Out To Tender’

After what he termed a “day of confusion that produced more questions than answers,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said, “Bermuda deserves better than privatisation through the back door without a tender process.” “The fact that the OBA Cabinet is willing to forgo over $1 billion of future revenues without a fair, open, and... Read more of this article

Finance Minister On Airport Re-Development

Finance Minister On Airport Re-Development

[Updated with audio] Speaking in the House of Assembly today [Nov 21], Minister of Finance Bob Richards provided an overview of the agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation [CCC] to pave the way for the airport redevelopment. Minister Richards said, “The redevelopment of the Bermuda airport represents one of the most important capital... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: American Airlines Honours Driver

Photos/Video: American Airlines Honours Driver

American Airlines today [Nov 18] dedicated a permanent bench at L.F Wade International Airport in honour of Mr. Calvin Keith ‘Redboy’ Astwood who was the American Airlines crew driver for 22 years. Mr Astwood, taxi operator of T1030, passed away in April of this year. A group of American Airlines pilots and flight attendants raised funds... Read more of this article

Sick American Airlines Passenger Hospitalised

Sick American Airlines Passenger Hospitalised

Emergency services responded to the LF Wade Airport tonight [Nov 17] after a passenger on board American Airlines flight #308 took ill on the regularly scheduled Bermuda flight.The plane landed shortly before 10.00pm and proceeded to the main airport terminal. Although emergency appliances commonly attend the plane on the tarmac, the passenger tonight... Read more of this article

PLP: Airport Announcement “Raises Questions”

PLP: Airport Announcement “Raises Questions”

Today’s announcement about the airport redevelopment “provides little detail and raises many questions,” Shadow Minister of Finance David Burt said. He questioned whether there was an international bidding process in place to select the candidate, and also asked “what guarantees have been given about the extent of Bermudian... Read more of this article

Minister: Plans For New Airport Terminal Building

Minister: Plans For New Airport Terminal Building

[Updated with video] The Government has reached an agreement with the Canadian Commercial Corporation [CCC] to pave the way for the construction of a new purpose built airport terminal building, Finance Minister Bob Richards announced today [Nov 10]. The Minister said the construction phase will “produce hundreds of much-needed jobs for Bermudians,”... Read more of this article

Royal Air Force Plane Visiting The Island

Royal Air Force Plane Visiting The Island

A Royal Air Force [RAF] military aircraft was yesterday [Nov 2] seen at the LF Wade International Airport in the area known as ‘the finger’. The Boeing C-17A Globemaster III was stationary with steps leading to the aircraft and its engines running.The plane was also seen today flying above Bermuda’s North Shore waters before crossing... Read more of this article


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