Last year, the carrier chose to stop flying to Bermuda during the slower winter season, opting instead to utilize its aircraft in markets that were in peak season demand.
“Having obtained feedback from the international business and tourism sectors, it was determined that convincing United to return to Bermuda this winter was essential and that having flights on Mondays and Fridays was especially important to the international business community and it ensures continued employment for local United employees”, said Minister of Tourism Development and Transport Shawn Crockwell in a statement yesterday.
General Manager of Bermuda’s LF Wade International Airport Aaron Adderley added that feedback from the tourism and business sectors was key in determining the importance of having the United Airlines service reinstated for the winter.
“Airlines have been making winter scheduling adjustments for their Bermuda routes over the past few years in response to passenger numbers. That’s why it’s important that this flight and all of our winter services, improve year over year to ensure that we maintain our desired level of flight services year round,” he said.
United Airlines will operate three flights on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, flying from Newark to Bermuda and back again on each of those days.