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Drones: No-Fly Zones Over Westgate, Police HQ

Drones: No-Fly Zones Over Westgate, Police HQ

[Updated with maps] Following at least three incidents involving drones over Westgate Correctional Facility, officials have issued new directions for the flying of drones, with restricted fly zones over Westgate, Police Headquarters at Prospect, and an update to the no-fly zone at the airport. The BCAA said, “As of March 15th 2019, the Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights Tech Savvy Travel

Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights Tech Savvy Travel

Skyport has released their latest ‘Taking Off’ video, with this episode highlighting the fact that passengers can now show their boarding pass on a mobile device before entering the US Customs and Border Protection area and when clearing security instead of using the printed copy. Speaking in the this episode, host Mikaela Pearman said, “The security... 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

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

Construction Work Begins At Entrance To Airport

Construction Work Begins At Entrance To Airport

Bermuda Skyport has advised of roadworks taking place at the airport roundabout, as construction has commenced on the new entrance to the new passenger terminal building. “Part of the work involves taking down the LF Wade International Airport sign. The letters have been preserved and will be presented to the family of the late L. Frederick Wade.... 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

US Navy Helicopter Seen Flying Off The East End

US Navy Helicopter Seen Flying Off The East End

A U.S. Navy helicopter was seen flying off the east end this afternoon [Mar 1] after taking off from the L.F. Wade International Airport. Bernews unofficially understands the helicopter was on its way back to a U.S. Navy ship located off the island, having transported a crew member to the island. Click here to view all of our military aircraft coverage. Related... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights Skyport Magic Mile

Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights Skyport Magic Mile

Skyport has released the twenty-fourth episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this episode highlighting the Skyport Magic Mile. Speaking in the twenty-fourth episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “Skyport is the new sponsor of the former Telford Electric Magic Mile, now... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights Kite Design Contest

Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights Kite Design Contest

Skyport has released the twenty-third episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this episode highlighting the kite design competition. Speaking in the twenty-third episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “Calling all kite designers! Skyport and Aecon are hosting a kite design... Read more of this article

Contest: Design Kites To Hang In New Airport

Contest: Design Kites To Hang In New Airport

Aecon and Skyport are launching a contest to design Bermudian kites, with the winning designs set to “be incorporated into actual kites that will be suspended from the ceilings in the new terminal.” “Open to the entire Bermuda community, kite designs are being sought from residents of any age – from school children, professionals,... Read more of this article

Sunwing Flight Diverts To Bermuda’s Airport

Sunwing Flight Diverts To Bermuda’s Airport

A Sunwing flight — traveling from Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Montreal, Canada — diverted to Bermuda at approximately 5.15pm this evening [Feb 17]. We unofficially understand that the Boeing 737-800 flight diverted to the island due to a passenger needing medical attention, and we will update with further information if able. Related... Read more of this article

Group Attend Rescue Operations Workshop

Group Attend Rescue Operations Workshop

Representatives from local stakeholder agencies attended a Mass Rescue Operations workshop in Miami recently with “representation by Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre, Airport Operations, Disaster Risk Reduction & Mitigation Team, and Bermuda Shipping & Maritime Authority / Triple I coordinator, allowing better planning for any Mass... Read more of this article