Celebrations as first AirTran’s flight arrives from Baltimore

Posted in News: Apr 8th, 2011 Dudley

This is the moment air passengers flying from the North Eastern US to Bermuda have been waiting for! The low cost American airline AirTran Airways has just completed their first flight to the island. The aeroplane flew direct from Baltimore, in the state of Maryland, on Thursday April the 7th to a massive fanfare.

This inaugural flight to Bermuda arrived at LF Wade International Airport with all the pomp and ceremony, worthy of the occasion – even the local fire department celebratory doused the plane with water hoses as it taxied to a halt! This was followed by a classy reception in the presence of dignitaries and VIPs, from government ministers to members of the AirTran executive staff.

The airline, which proclaimed “Bermuda Shorts Day” in Baltimore and Washington and gave anyone wearing Bermuda shorts a free $25 voucher, is an ancillary of AirTran Holdings, centred in Orlando, Florida. They run over a thousand flights across the American mid west and the eastern Unites States. The airline has been flying happy passengers since its inception in 1992. This is its first international fight, ferrying passengers straight to Bermuda.

L.F. Wade International Airport is the only airport on the island, situated in the amazing parish of St. George’s. The airport has one terminal, yet handles over 90, 000 passengers per year, with many more now set to come from Baltimore.

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