BermudAir, the first airline established in Bermuda, announced that it obtained its Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) last week.
“We’re grateful that BermudAir’s work to set up a world class airline in Bermuda has been validated via the rigorous AOC assessment process,” said Adam Scott, CEO of BermudAir. “This is a major milestone for our team towards fully launching the airline and being able to serve this market. Both the BCAA and BermudAir teams have put in a lot of hours to get here, and we appreciate everyone’s commitment throughout the process.”
The new carrier intends to offer flights between the archipelago and the East Coast of the United States with two Embraer E175 aircraft.
The first jet is in Canada being prepared for operation while the second is expected to be delivered shortly. The aircraft were provided by Azorra Aviation on a leasing basis and previously flown by Flybe, from the United Kingdom.
According to BermudAir, the next step is to get approval from the US Department of Transportation (DOT).
Unlike other carriers, the new airline will offer an executive service geared towards tourism but also the needs of Bermuda’s local businesses.
BermudAir has yet to detail how the two E175s will be configured internally. On regional flights in the US, aircraft usually have 76 seats, although they can carry more passengers.