Minister: Series Of Charter Flights To Azores

June 4, 2021 | 0 Comments

On June 13th, Bermuda will welcome SATA Azores Airlines, Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott said, adding that “this flight will be the first in a series of SATA charter flights until September 2021.”

Speaking in the House of Assembly today [June 4], the Minister said, “This direct route will increase opportunities for inbound tourism and for Bermuda residents to travel to the Azores and connect to 8 other islands, Europe and beyond, and reunite with family and friends.

“The success of this summer’s direct air travel route between Bermuda and Azores could lead to a regularly scheduled flight between our two countries.”

The Minister’s full statement follows below:

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to inform this Honourable House that on 13 June 2021, Bermuda will welcome SATA Azores Airlines for their inaugural flight from the Azores. This flight will be the first in a series of SATA charter flights until September 2021.

Mr. Speaker, Portuguese nationals, arrived on our shores over 170 years ago, with most of the initial persons coming from the Azores. As such, Bermuda has longstanding ties with Portugal and today, Bermudians of Portuguese heritage contribute to every aspect of life in Bermuda and form part of the island’s cultural fabric.

This direct route will increase opportunities for inbound tourism and for Bermuda residents to travel to the Azores and connect to 8 other islands, Europe and beyond, and reunite with family and friends.

The success of this summer’s direct air travel route between Bermuda and Azores could lead to a regularly scheduled flight between our two countries.

Mr. Speaker, the Ministry of Transport has embarked on a campaign to serve the underserved traveler within our community using the various demographics that make up the tapestry of Bermudian culture.

In addition to the Azores, the Ministry is exploring air service development opportunities between Bermuda and the Caribbean and the Far East.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

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