AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc, today began new nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) and L.F. Wade International Airport in St. George’s, Bermuda.
To mark the first flight, the airline proclaimed today “Bermuda Shorts Day” in the Baltimore/Washington area. As part of this special occasion, AirTran Airways gave one lucky winner and a guest a free trip to Bermuda and $25 discount ticket vouchers to anyone who wore Bermuda shorts to Arundel Mills Mall. Passengers on today’s first flight were regaled with colorful Gombey dancers, a steel drum band and island-themed food and drinks during a celebration at the airport.
“We are excited to add Bermuda to our list of ‘island paradise’ destinations,” said John Kirby, AirTran Airways’ senior director of planning. “Reaching the famous pink sand beaches and unique culture of Bermuda has never been easier or more affordable.”
In addition to this new service from BWI, next month AirTran Airways will add flights to this world-famous destination from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where it operates the world’s largest low-cost carrier hub.
“We are all very excited that AirTran Airways is making it easier than ever for Baltimore/Washington area residents to get to Bermuda’s world famous pink sand beaches in just two hours,” said Honorable Kim Wilson, JP, MP, Acting Minister of Business Development & Tourism. “The Mid-Atlantic region is very important to Bermuda and there is no doubt that our visitors, as well as Bermudians, will enjoy AirTran’s outstanding service. We appreciate AirTran’s commitment to our destination and look forward to a strong partnership.”