New Bermuda airline to have all business class seats

BermudAir on Aug. 31 will launch as the lone Bermuda-based airline, catering to premium travelers.

The carrier will initially connect Bermuda’s L.F. Wade Airport in St George’s to Boston Logan and New York’s Westchester County, flying five times per week to each airport. It will launch Fort Lauderdale service on Sept. 22. 

BermudAir will eventually have an all-business-class cabin, but the airline is launching service before retrofitting its Embraer E175 aircraft. At launch, the carrier will fly 88-seat E175s, only making 44 of those coach seats available for sale. 

BermudAir plans to complete cabin renovations in November, when the E175s will have 30 Aisle Class seats — one seat on each side of the center aisle.

The Aisle Class seat configuration coming to BermudAir's retrofitted Embraer 175s.

The new seats will be 19.5 inches wide and have 44 inches of space between rows, underseat stowage for carry-ons, in seat-power, free WiFi, a privacy shield and an end table.

“We are excited to launch BermudAir as Bermuda’s first carrier, maintaining our commitment to start filling seasonal service gaps and establish frequency of service to and from the island this fall,” BermudAir founder and CEO Adam Scott said in a statement. “Our mission to elevate the travel experience for everyone and provide well-timed, traveler-centric, stress-free flights on these new routes is just the beginning.”

Scott is a former investment banker who most recently was the CEO of Odyssey, a nascent airline that has long planned to operate all-business- class flights from London City Airport. 

Introductory one-way fares are on sale starting at $199.

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