BermudAir takes flight promising new ‘Aisle Class’


A brand new airline flying between the United States and the island holiday destination of Bermuda is getting considerable attention due to the way it proposes to configure its Embraer aircraft.

The very first BermudAir flight departed on September 1st from Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport (BDA) for Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), featuring an Embraer E175 aircraft with 44 seats. However, from November 2023 BermudAir’s Embraers will fly with only 30 seats in a 1-1 configuration, which the airline calls ‘Aisle Class.’

As well as offering an all premium class service, BermudAir’s aircraft will dispense with overhead bins, to give the whole cabin a more airy and spacious feel, as well as to speed up the boarding process. The airline says that instead, travellers will be able to take advantage of under-seat stowage for a carry-on and personal item.

There will also be in-seat power, plus free Wi-Fi, including Wi-Fi powered entertainment and messaging. Meanwhile a privacy wall between the seat and aisle is designed to add to the feeling of exclusivity and space. The overall concept and design comes from London agency, Factory Design, which specialises in developing high end cabin interiors.

In terms of the on-board service, BermudAir says that it intends to “showcase the vibrant flavours of Bermuda…..including iconic favourites like Bermuda’s Rum Swizzle, specially crafted to enhance the in-flight experience.”

BermudAir’s new ‘Aisle Class’ has generated a lot of commentary within the aviation industry media. For example, the Cranky Flyer commented that “Aisle Class looks truly spectacular,” the Points Guy said that “a new airline can deliver you to the island of Bermuda in style”, while according to Travel & Leisure, “the East Coast just got a new pathway to paradise.”

As well as Boston, BermudAir aims to fly to Bermuda from Fort Lauderdale as well as Westchester County Airport, serving the New York City area.

The airline does however face considerable competition from more established carriers flying to and from the US, including American, JetBlue, United and Delta. In addition WestJet and Air Canada Rouge fly to Bermuda from Canada.

Leading the airline is CEO Adam Scott, who previously attempted to create an all business class airline called Odyssey, to fly between London City Airport and New York. Prior to working in aviation, Scott had a career in investment banking.

All images courtesy of BermudAir