BermudAir (2T, Bermuda) secured route rights between Bermuda and the United States from the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority on the eve of its scheduled debut but was forced to delay the commencement of commercial flights by 24 hours due to adverse weather conditions in the wake of Hurricane Franklin, a spokeswoman for the airline told ch-aviation.

She confirmed the first flights took off on Friday, September 1, from Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport for Boston. Services to Fort Lauderdale International would start on September 22.

Earlier, the Bermuda Skyport Corporation in charge of Bermuda's L.F. Wade International Airport confirmed that BermudAir's inaugural flights to Boston and White Plains/Westchester, New York scheduled for August 31 had been cancelled due to the weather conditions.

On August 30, Bermuda's Minister of Transport granted BermudAir 12-month route authorities for scheduled rotations between the following destinations:

  • Bermuda and White Plains/Westchester, New York;
  • Bermuda and Boston; and
  • Bermuda and Fort Lauderdale.

According to BermudAir, services to Boston and White Plains would increase from once-daily, six-weekly to twice-daily, six-weekly to White Plains from September 15. From October 25 through November 9, schedule adjustments would take place as the cabins were retrofitted with what the airline terms "aisle class", a business class configuration where every seat has aisle and window access. One aircraft will remain in service throughout this time. The full schedule would resume on November 9.

The start-up secured an air operator's certificate (AOC) from the BCAA on July 25 and a two-year exemption authority from the US Department of Transportation (DOT) earlier this month.

The airline has signed a lease with Azorra Aviation for two E175SDs: VQ-BLU (msn 17000344) and VQ-BLW (msn 17000351).