United Airlines will resume its daily flights to Bermuda from Newark International Airport six weeks earlier than it did in 2018 in the New Year as of April 29, 2019.

The service began on June 7 and ended on August 20 this year. It was a schedule that started later and ended earlier than the service offered by United in 2016 and 2017.

The Bermuda Tourism Authority welcomed the schedule change as good news for the island’s tourism industry.

“For many business and leisure travellers in western New York City, New Jersey and beyond, United’s service from Newark is the difference between going to Bermuda and not going to Bermuda,” said Victoria Isley, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at the Bermuda Tourism Authority. 

“We are working with out stakeholders, meeting and event planners and potential travellers, making sure they know this option for spring travel to Bermuda is available earlier than has been the case recently,” she said.

Word of the expanded United Airlines service was revealed at today’s Bermuda Tourism Summit.

In 2016 and 2017, United Airlines began its service to Bermuda in early May, which ended in early September. In 2018, it trimmed the service to begin in early June and end in mid-August. Next year, service will begin in late April; inventory is already loaded for sale within United’s booking engine.

The Bermuda Tourism Authority and its partners continue to work with United Airlines to advocate for year-round service to the island from Newark.