American Airlines To Resume Daily NY Flights

May 27, 2022 | 5 Comments

American Airlines will be “reinstating year-round daily flights” from New York City to Bermuda, with the daily flights set to resume in November of this year.

A BTA pokesperson said, “American Airlines has announced that it is reinstating year-round daily flights from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport [JFK] to Bermuda’s L.F. Wade International Airport [BDA].

“These flights had come to a temporary stop when the Covid-19 pandemic began in March 2020. Beginning November 3, 2022, the restored flights will make Bermuda once again easily accessible for east coast travelers 365 days a year.”

“We are thrilled to welcome back American Airlines’ daily flights from New York City to Bermuda,” said Charles H. Jeffers II, Bermuda Tourism Authority CEO. “The island’s tourism economy is experiencing a resurgence in 2022 and with a 90-minute flight time between the destinations, Bermuda will be the perfect place for a vacation in the upcoming months.”

“We are proud to continue to expand our footprint in the Caribbean with more flying to the destinations that our customers value the most, operating this year up to 151 daily flights to 35 destinations in the region,” said Jose María Giraldo, American’s Managing Director for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. “With the return of our New York service, this winter we look forward to operating 28 weekly flights to Bermuda, strengthening our position as a leading airline in the Caribbean.”

A spokesperson said that “negotiations undertaken by the Air Service Development Committee [ASDC] were integral to securing the return of the daily non-stop between the LF Wade and JFK International Airports. The ASDC is comprised of key stakeholders including the Bermuda Tourism Authority, Bermuda Airport Authority, and Skyport Limited.”

Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott  said “The return of year-round daily flights between Bermuda and key markets such as JFK is fantastic news for Bermuda. Our team is focused on delivering robust scheduling to key markets over the next year as part of our strategic recovery.“

Lester Nelson, Bermuda Airport Authority CEO said, “We welcome today’s announcement by American Airlines. The move reaffirms their commitment to Bermuda as a key airline partner, in restoring regular air service to a key gateway for both visitors and locals.”

Minister of Tourism, Vance Campbell said, “This commitment by American Airlines demonstrates their confidence in the future of Bermuda as a destination. Coupled with recent hotel development announcements including Ariel Sands, Nautilus [Azura] and Fairmont Southampton’s scheduled redevelopment, this also strengthens the foundation for Bermuda’s tourism recovery.”

Aaron Adderley, President Skyport Limited added, “Having American resume its JFK service daily and year round will be welcome news for both leisure and business travelers. This Flight has historically been one of our core scheduled services on what has always been our busiest route, and having it resume is critical to our collective efforts to restore the island’s airline seat capacity to pre- Covid levels.“

The BTA said, “American Airlines’ daily flights from JFK to BDA are on sale at as of May 31, 2022. The planned schedule is below:

Start Date Frequency Departure Airport Departure Time Arrival Airport Arrival Time Fleet
3-Nov-22 Daily JFK 755 BDA 1114 B737 MAX
3-Nov-22 Daily BDA 1237 JFK 1400 B737 MAX


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  1. Ringmaster says:

    Where is the transparency from Charles Jeffers and the BTA? Jet Blue is stopping their flights in November, so there is really no change. As to the comment from Vance Campbell about the hotels, nothing has started yet. SP will take years, if it’s even started. Why weren’t key dates agreed to in the agreement between the Bermuda tax payers and Gencom? Clearly rookie negotiators on the Government side.

    • Joe Bloggs says:

      “Where is the transparency from Charles Jeffers and the BTA?”

      You seem to have forgot that the PLP Government changed the law so that the BTA is no longer an independent authority, it must do as the Minister says

      • iyiyi says:

        Like anything else this government takes control over …. it spirals into a suicide mission

  2. Um um says:

    Someone should tell Jose María Giraldo that Bermuda is not in the Caribbean.

  3. sandgrownan says:

    No BA weekend flights in October. Come on CJIII and LS, what gives?

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