In partnership with local government and Air Canada, Travel Edge is orchestrating the relief of 70 Canadian citizens who have been stranded in Bermuda since international travel was halted on March 20th.
On Friday June 5th with the support and authorization of the Bermudian Government, Travel Edge will be able to exclusively re-open Bermuda L.F. Wade International Airport which has been closed since the early days of the pandemic.
“The pandemic has changed so much of our lives, but through it all our travel advisors have risen to the challenge of getting their clients home time after time,” said Michael Johnson, EVP Travel Edge Leisure. “Whether it has been a chartered commercial plane with our partners at Air Canada, private planes for Princess Cruise passengers, new and unusual flight routings, or even just a safe and clean hotel for clients to seek refuge for the night, our travel advisors have risen to be the heroes we know they are every single day – looking after their traveling clients from start to finish.”
Coming from Toronto
The flight is operating out of Toronto and is the third chartered flight by Travel Edge during the pandemic.
The flight will depart Toronto to Bermuda and will return to Toronto – and on both legs of the journey will carry stranded passengers. The first flight was on April 7th from Ft. Lauderdale to help Bermudian locals stranded there. The second flight was on May 15th from Atlanta.
This is the first flight chartered to help stranded Canadians.
After two successful chartered flights rescuing stranded Americans and Bermudian locals, Travel Edge received an onslaught of requests from both Canadians and students from Bermuda to return home.
“The outpouring of requests from Canadians looking to get home has been so powerful,” said Mike Dawson, country director of Travel Edge Bermuda. “We’re working together with the Canadian Consulate, local government, Ministry of Health, law enforcement and many others to make it happen. This is a community effort to get everyone home safely.”
At this time the Premier of Bermuda has announced the international airport is not expected to open until June 21st at the earliest.
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