BermudAir has branched out to launch another new service to Canada, with flights to Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

The inaugural flight yesterday marks the “latest phase” of the airline’s “expansion of service for Bermuda”, with the airline’s team celebrating with Canada-themed food and beverages, with gifts for passengers.

Founder and Chief Executive of BermudAir, Adam Scott, said: “Launching flights to Toronto, along with service to Halifax next week, means that we now offer seven routes between Bermuda, Canada and the USA.

“This extends year-round air service and capacity overall for residents and companies in Bermuda, while also providing convenient options to reach the island for inbound travellers,” he added.

The new route provides direct service to Toronto three times a week, on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

“Our team is excited to add this new service, which expands access for leisure and business travel to Bermuda with more direct flights and connectivity,” said Mr Scott.

“The market response we’re already seeing for this route indicates significant interest which is very encouraging. We’re now covering service gaps to the Canadian market that have been previously underserved.

“Our new routes provide links that will help grow tourism and business development between Bermuda and Canada.

“We’ve been operating for less than a year and I’m immensely proud of what our team has accomplished in that time with our network expansion,” he said.

“It’s a significant milestone for us and being able to connect Bermuda to Toronto in this way is also a personal and professional point of pride for me.”

Chief Commercial Officer and Interim COO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Khalil Lamrabet, added: “Toronto Pearson welcomes its newest boutique airline BermudAir.

“Making the occasion even more special is the fact that Toronto Pearson is the first Canadian destination for the carrier. Canada and Bermuda have strong, longstanding bilateral relations.

“The two countries have been commerce, education and tourism partners for centuries, so the addition of BermudAir is a natural fit.”

Mr Lamrabet and other officials were on hand at the terminal to greet the inaugural flight and passengers.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held with speeches with Adam Scott, Khalil Lamrabet and Isabelle Ramsay Brackstone, the Honorary Consul of Canada in Bermuda.