Bermuda tourist officials are to launch a campaign aimed at supporting an initiative by United Airlines to introduce a new weekly service from Chicago to the island.
Transport Minister Ewart Brown has described United Airlines’ decision to introduce the weekly Saturday flights from May 1 to September 11 as “truly a momentous event.”
“Not only is Bermuda gaining a major new gateway city, we are also, for the first time in years, attracting a new airline to Bermuda,” Brown told a news conference.
He said the Bermuda Tourism Department would shortly launch an expanded promotional campaign in the Chicago area to support United’s new service.
Bermuda International Airport general manager James Howes said the Chicago hub was a main market for leisure travel.
The route will be serviced by a 138-seater Airbus A320 with a promotional fare of US$239 being offered through February 20, officials said.