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Diverted Virgin Flight Lands With Sick Passenger

Diverted Virgin Flight Lands With Sick Passenger

A Virgin Atlantic Airways flight landed at the LF Wade International Airport at approximately 8.15pm tonight [Oct 16] after the pilot diverted to the island for a sick passenger. The Boeing 747-400 departed London, UK and was on route to Orlando, Florida before diverting and being met at the terminal by Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service personnel and... Read more of this article

Family Seeks Dog That Escaped From US Airport

Family Seeks Dog That Escaped From US Airport

A family who moved to Bermuda has returned to Tampa with the hope they can find their beloved dog who escaped from workers when they were getting ready to load her on a plane at Tampa International Airport. This is according to multiple media reports in Tampa, which said that on Friday night, the family flew to Tampa from Bermuda so they could search... Read more of this article

Diverted Flight Lands Safely At Bermuda Airport

Diverted Flight Lands Safely At Bermuda Airport

[Updated] A private aircraft landed safely at Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport tonight [Oct 13] after the plane experienced a technical problem resulting in the pilot declaring an emergency and diverting back to the island. Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service trucks, together with an ambulance and police met the aircraft when it landed at approximately... Read more of this article

Video: “Taking Off” Highlights Airport Interior

Video: “Taking Off” Highlights Airport Interior

Skyport has released the second episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this week’s video highlighting the interior of the new terminal.- Speaking in the second episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “The new airport redevelopment project includes a new taxiway,... Read more of this article

Security Group’s Contract Extended At Airport

Security Group’s Contract Extended At Airport

Bermuda Security Group Limited’s contract for passenger and baggage screening at the LF Wade International Airport has been extended until the new terminal opens in 2020, Skyport has confirmed. Bermuda Security Group Ltd. [BSG] has held the contract at the airport since 2001 and it requires BSG to provide internationally qualified screening personnel... Read more of this article

Pile Driving Completed At Site For New Airport

Pile Driving Completed At Site For New Airport

The ‘loudest phase’ of the construction for the airport redevelopment project has been completed ahead of schedule, Skyport said today, explaining that all 719 piles have been driven beneath the surface to create the foundation for the new terminal. “The pile driving began on May 28 and work took place seven days a week. Pile driving... Read more of this article

Flooding: Long Term Airport Parking Closed

Flooding: Long Term Airport Parking Closed

[Updated] Bermuda Skyport has advised that the long term parking lot at the airport is “closed until further notice due to flooding that has been caused by the excessively high tides,” and have asked people parked in the long term lot to have their vehicles removed “as soon as possible to avoid water damage.” A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Minister: ‘Best Result From This Sorry Situation’

Minister: ‘Best Result From This Sorry Situation’

Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch provided a lengthy statement in the House of Assembly today [Oct 6] on the relocation of the mail facility from the airport, saying he thinks it is important to provide all the “details and time lines concerning how a Government Department housed in a Government building could be charged rent [and possibly... Read more of this article

Skyport & Aecon Celebrate ‘Safety Week’

Skyport & Aecon Celebrate ‘Safety Week’

Skyport celebrated ‘Safety Week’ with Aecon with a special event at the site of the new airport terminal today. “It was the first Safety Week in Bermuda and is a company-wide initiative that is held at every Aecon project site across Canada and internationally,” Skyport said.Frank Ross, Executive Director, Infrastructure,... Read more of this article

Video: First Episode Of Skyport’s “Taking Off”

Video: First Episode Of Skyport’s “Taking Off”

Skyport has launched ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project. Speaking in the first episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “This is Taking Off, a series where we look at the ins and out of Bermuda Skyport. So, what is Skyport? “Skyport is a Bermudian special purpose company... Read more of this article

Airport Evacuated Due To Fire Alarm Activation

Airport Evacuated Due To Fire Alarm Activation

The airport was evacuated earlier this afternoon [Sept 27] due to a fire alarm activation, and police were seen at the gate restricting vehicles from entering, with staff allowed to re-enter at 4.25pm after a ‘security sweep’ took place. A Skyport Airport Duty Officer says: “At 3:35pm, the Life Safety System audible alarm was activated... Read more of this article

Airport Project: Elevator Contract Awarded

Airport Project: Elevator Contract Awarded

Aecon Group Inc. announced today [Sept 19] that a “major contract” has been awarded to Bermuda Elevator Systems Ltd. “Bermuda Elevator will be responsible for installation of the elevators and escalators in the new airport terminal building. The company, founded in 1979, is Bermuda’s largest installer and service provider for escalators... Read more of this article

Airport Waives Fees For Hurricane Relief Flights

Airport Waives Fees For Hurricane Relief Flights

Bermuda’s airport received two Royal Air Force aircraft over the weekend, which then deployed south in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, with Skyport waiving all normal passenger fees and airport charges for landing, parking and overnight stays. The first of the two aircraft arrived last Thursday evening from Newfoundland and flew to the Caribbean... Read more of this article