Adam Scott is the founder and CEO of Bermudair, an airline start-up based out of Bermuda. The airline awaits its United States Department of Transportation (DOT) foreign air carrier permit. Meanwhile, the airline has contracted leases (from Azorra) for two E-175s.
These aircraft will have 30 seats in an all-business configuration. This compares to the same aircraft typically seating 76 in US regional use. That means ~60% fewer seats or ~60% more space per passenger.
The airline plans to service three US airports: Boston, White Plains, and Fort Lauderdale. To understand which markets these E-175s can reach, look at this map.
If successful, Bermudair can reach a lot of traffic sources. Bermuda is essentially a destination, so the focus should be on inbound traffic.
It is useful to understand just how careful Bermudair has to be. Look at Bermuda’s top seven US traffic sources – several are US airline hubs. These hub airlines will not appreciate anything chipping away at their traffic, especially if the focus is premium fare traffic. Also, the traffic volume is not huge, so any chipping away gets noticed immediately.
This airline is not Adam’s first attempt. We spoke with him several years ago when he was starting Odyssey Airlines. Then the plan was to use CS100s in business configuration from London to the US — great aircraft and plan. But it did not launch.
We spoke with Adam to learn about his plans for his new airline.
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