The following statement was released on Sunday (Nov 6) by Susan Jackson, Shadow Minister of Transport…

Last year, Government’s Throne Speech “injected the Transport Ministry into the airline industry to pursue air service development policies to secure increased airlift from traditional gateway cities and connectivity for Bermuda”.  

Another year has passed, and the 2022 Throne Speech made no mention of progress on any airline services.   Bermuda residents and visitors remain stranded without direct air service to the popular Boston gateway city from November until the spring of 2023.  

This omission from the Throne Speech leaves the community wondering if the recently announced Bermuda-based airline was just a ploy. Before his departure, previous Transport Minister, Lawrence Scott stated the Government was anticipating making an announcement the end of October/beginning of November.  

We wait with anticipation to hear from the newly appointed Transport Minister, Wayne Furbert, to provide an update on Bermuda-based airline, Coral jet, with a proposed solution for direct service to Boston.

It’s fair to say a number of travelers from seniors to students and the sick travelling to Boston for medical treatment remain at the mercy of connecting flights and very early morning departures.