BermudAir Expanding To Toronto And Halifax

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BermudAir Embraer E175

Canada will see more service to the North Atlantic island Bermuda. BermudAir has announced that it plans to launch year-round service to Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Halifax (YHZ).

From May 17, BermudAir will fly between Bermuda (BDA) and Toronto three times weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The new addition will double capacity as Air Canada already serves this same route, flying on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays with an Airbus A319.

Those living further east will now have the option of flying to Bermuda via Halifax as the airline will start once weekly service from May 25 on Saturdays.

To celebrate the upcoming launch, the airline is offering introductory fares starting at $149 one-way from either Canadian city to Bermuda, and $199 one-way from Bermuda to either Canadian city. The promo ticket purchase period runs from now until April 10.

Flight NumberOriginDeparture TimeDestinationArrival TimeFrequency
2T601Bermuda (BDA)8:15 a.m.Toronto (YYZ)10:30 a.m.Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays
(Starts May 17, 2024)
2T602Toronto (YYZ)11:15 a.m.Bermuda (BDA)2:45 p.m.Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays
(Starts May 17, 2024)
2T801Bermuda (BDA)3:30 p.m.Halifax (YHZ)10:40 a.m.Saturdays
(Starts May 25, 2024)
2T802Halifax (YHZ)11:25 a.m.Bermuda (BDA)1:40 p.m.Saturdays
(Starts May 25, 2024)

“There has been strong demand for travel between Bermuda and Canada and we’re proud to continue delivering on our commitment to provide additional connectivity with these new routes,” said Adam Scott, Founder & CEO of BermudAir. “Toronto and Halifax are currently underserved, and this expansion aligns with our mission to provide year-round service, meeting the needs of both Bermudians and travelers from Canada.”

“With increased demand for travel to Bermuda this winter, BermudAir’s new service will help connect travelers looking to escape to the beauty of the island,” said Kurush Minocher, Executive Director, Airlines Relations and Customer Experience, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “We are also pleased to welcome BermudAir, our newest international airline.”

“We’re pleased to welcome BermudAir as our newest airline partner and put Bermuda back on our non-stop route map at Halifax Stanfield,” said Marie Manning, VP Business Development & Chief Commercial Officer, Halifax International Airport Authority. “We’ve had many requests from our community for a non-stop flight connecting Halifax and Bermuda, and with the short flight time of about two hours, we are confident it will be popular for business and leisure travel year-round.”

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With these two additions, BermudaAir will soon serve seven cities in North America, operating a total of 52 weekly one-way flights per week split across its two Embraer E175 aircraft. While they appear to have sufficient capacity to deal with the increase in routes, one aircraft breaking down could have a significant knock-on effect if maintenance slips by the way side.

Credit: BermudAir

BermudAir still hasn’t introduced its much talked about Aisle Class seats either as it still is dealing with supply chain issues. My guess is that when the time comes to retrofit these aircraft, they may have to temporarily lease another E175 to cover the slack.

Initially launching as an all-business class carrier, they have since modified their business strategy, offering a two-class business and economy config instead. Each aircraft is set up to seat 88 passengers, but its business class section has one seat blocked per side, kinda like what they do on regional narrow body European flights.

It’s good to see the airline continuing expansion, but of course they still have to prove that they can survive the long run. Once the market enters the low season, we will truly see if the airline will be able to sustain operations, or if they’ll have to look for work elsewhere for supplement work to deal with possible service frequency reduction during quieter periods.

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