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Repairs On Weather Radar System Continue

Repairs On Weather Radar System Continue

The Bermuda Airport Authority assumed responsibility for the former Department of Airport Operations weather radar system in March 2017. The weather radar system at Cooper’s Island was originally installed in 2004 and is now approaching the end of its useful life, according to officials. A Bermuda Airport Authority spokesperson said, “Recently,... Read more of this article

85-Year-Old Woman Dies On Flight To Bermuda

85-Year-Old Woman Dies On Flight To Bermuda

[Updated] An elderly passenger last night [Aug 14] died while traveling to Bermuda on an American Airlines aircraft, officials have confirmed. The passenger, an 85-year-old woman, became ill on the flight from Miami to Bermuda and despite life saving efforts, the woman died as the flight arrived into the Island. A Skyport Airport Duty Officer said:... Read more of this article

Flight Diverts Due To Smoke In Compartment

Flight Diverts Due To Smoke In Compartment

[Updated] The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service were on scene at the airport this evening [Aug 14], as a JetBlue flight traveling to the Dominican Republic diverted to Bermuda due to “smoke in the avionics compartment,” with the plane safely touching down at 5.50pm. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson, Acting Lieutenant Russann Francis... Read more of this article

Flight Diverts To Bermuda, Disruptive Passenger

Flight Diverts To Bermuda, Disruptive Passenger

[Updated] A Lufthansa flight — traveling from Panama to Germany — diverted to Bermuda early this morning [Aug 1] as a result of a disruptive passenger, with the 28-year-old French man being removed from the plane and arrested by the police. A Skyport spokesperson said, “A Lufthansa flight from Panama was today diverted to Bermuda as... Read more of this article

JetBlue Flight Diverts Due To Sick Passenger

JetBlue Flight Diverts Due To Sick Passenger

At around 2:40am this morning [July 31], a JetBlue flight — on route from Santo Domingo to New York — diverted to Bermuda due to a 55-year-old male needing medical attention. A police spokesperson said, “Around 2:40am this morning [Monday 31st July 2017], JetBlue flight B610 on route from Santo Domingo to JFK New York was diverted to Bermuda,... Read more of this article

Off The Rock: Airports, Rental Cars & United

Off The Rock: Airports, Rental Cars & United

[New travel column written by Don Burgess] Airports Traveling through US airports just became a little more annoying. On Wednesday, The US Transportation Security Administration [TSA] decided that any electronic device larger than a cell phone will now have to be taken out of carry-on bags and be put into bins and pass through security screenings at... Read more of this article

First Concrete Pour For New Airport Project

First Concrete Pour For New Airport Project

[Updated with video] After months of excavation to prepare the base of Bermuda’s new passenger terminal, concrete has been poured to develop the first new taxiway at the LF Wade International Airport in 15 years. On Tuesday at 9pm, concrete was poured for Taxiway W, which will replace the existing Taxiway S as the second pathway in and out of the... Read more of this article

New Security Could Cause Delays At Airport

New Security Could Cause Delays At Airport

Airline passengers travelling to the United States could experience increased processing times at the L.F. Wade International Airport passenger security checkpoint due to new security requirements. Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited is advising the travelling public that the new screening requirements issued directly by the Transportation Security... Read more of this article

Flight Diverts Due To Sick Passenger

Flight Diverts Due To Sick Passenger

An American Airlines flight from Spain diverted to Bermuda today [July 18] with an ill passenger on board. The aircraft arrived at LF Wade International Airport at 2.05pm this afternoon with 288 passengers on board, including a female passenger who needed immediate medical assistance. The flight was from Madrid en route to Miami. A Skyport Airport Duty... Read more of this article

New Air Routes Promise To Boost Tourism

New Air Routes Promise To Boost Tourism

Junior Minister for Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Kenneth Bascome has highlighted joint efforts underway that could substantially diversify the markets from which Bermuda derives its tourism. The Junior Minister was commenting on the return of tourism as a considerable contributor to Bermuda’s economic engine, with new Bermuda Tourism Authority... Read more of this article

Unattended Bag Causes Evacuation Of Airport

Unattended Bag Causes Evacuation Of Airport

The LF Wade International Airport was evacuated on Saturday evening [July 1] after an unattended bag was left at check-in desks resulting in the area being cleared.A Skyport Airport Duty Officer said, “Shortly after 6pm on Saturday, 1 July, the Airport Duty Officer was alerted to an unattended bag left at the British Airways check-in desks.“Following... Read more of this article

Aecon Awards Contracts To Bermudian Firms

Aecon Awards Contracts To Bermudian Firms

[Updated] Aecon Group Inc, a partner in the redevelopment of Bermuda’s airport, announced today [June 27] the awarding of major contracts to four Bermudian firms, in addition to a number of smaller contracts. The four major contracts awarded are:Security fencing – Horsfield Landscape and Design, one of Bermuda’s leading landscape installers,... Read more of this article

Ministers Take Airport Redevelopment Site Tour

Ministers Take Airport Redevelopment Site Tour

Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Bob Richards and Minister of Tourism, Transport and Municipalities Michael Fahy recently toured the airport redevelopment site with members of the Bermuda Airport Authority [BAA]. BAA is the Government quango established to oversee the Government of Bermuda’s interests in the current operation and redevelopment... Read more of this article