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British Airways Bermuda service from London switches to Heathrow Terminal 5

British Airways Bermuda service from London switches to Heathrow Terminal 5

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Direct air service to Bermuda will originate from London Heathrow beginning March 28, 2021 announced jointly today by the Bermuda Ministry of Transport and British Airways (BA).

This new service, operating a
minimum of four times weekly and much as daily, will open a wide and
diverse range of flight connections for those travelling to and from Bermuda. While current demand for flights to
Bermuda emanates mainly from the UK, Heathrow flights have the potential to
stimulate significantly greater demand from the rest of the
world, particularly European cities.

The Hon. David Burt,
Premier of Bermuda and minister responsible for
tourism, said: “This is a signature achievement which will provide a
foundation to extend Bermuda’s tourism reach
into Europe. The entire team who worked on this
deserves our thanks as we set the stage for a new opportunity for tourism
growth. British Airways has been a longstanding and valued partner and through
this relationship we have partnered in an innovative change that will be
welcomed by all travellers to and from Bermuda.”

The flights will depart from Bermuda from the new airport terminal scheduled to
open in December 2020 at 20:10, landing at London
Heathrow at 06:55 the next day. The route will be operated by a Boeing 777-200,
which will soon feature the airline’s new Club Suite offering direct-aisle
access, a suite door for greater privacy and luxurious flat-bed seats in a
1-2-1 configuration.  

“We are enthusiastic
about this London airport shift and have
already begun talks with British Airways and local hotel
partners to create special consumer offers to launch the Heathrow service next year,” said Bermuda
Tourism Authority Interim CEO Glenn Jones.
“While the city hasn’t changed, we treat
this development like an entirely new route because we believe
the whole European travel landscape changes now in a positive
way.” 

“Additionally, our
longstanding 85-year plus partnership connecting BA with Bermuda will continue to benefit international
business and tourism and as a result of this pivotal decision will aid in the
island’s pandemic recovery,” adds Jones. 

BA’s Director of Network and
Alliances, Neil Chernoff, said: “We are
delighted to launch flights from London Heathrow to Bermuda
and we look forward to welcoming customers to experience our world class
facilities at Terminal 5. Whether our customers are travelling on business,
visiting friends and family or taking a European holiday, London Heathrow
is the UK’s largest airport and a gateway for many of our destinations
worldwide.”

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