The public is advised that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will resume normal Air Traffic Services (ATS) in the New York Centre airspace covering Bermuda from 9.15 pm today.
This will allow WestJet Airlines and Delta Airlines to operate repatriation flights enabling Bermudian and Canadian residents to return home.
To that end, a WestJet flight will operate on 24 March 2020 departing Toronto at 2:00 PM arriving in Bermuda at 5:39 pm. The Flight will then depart Bermuda at 6:30 PM arriving in Toronto at 8:30 pm.
Travellers are directed to WestJet’s website for bookings and additional details. Discussions continue with Delta Airlines on a repatriation flight from Atlanta to Bermuda and returning to Atlanta.
The LF Wade International Airport remains operational. This includes the Airport Authority’s air traffic and weather services, and other airport services provided by Skyport and other aircraft service providers.
The Minister of Tourism and Transport, Zane DeSilva JP, MP, said, “I thank the Airport Authority, Skyport, FAA, WestJet, Delta, the US and Canadian Consul Generals and all the other international teams that have worked very hard to resolve this issue.”