The Airport name change was done in April 2007 to honor his contribution to Bermuda.
We for some reason love this small airport. There are no jetways or covered walkways when you board or get off the aircraft.
Which means when you arrive, you need to climb down the stairs of the aircraft and walk on the tarmac to get to the terminal. Same process when you are departing. If it's raining as you walk, you get wet. It happened with us and we loved that :-) I hear that they have plans to make covered walkways in future.
In 1995 the airport authorities (that is the Bermuda government) attempted to created a moving tunnel to transfer passengers between the aircraft and the terminal. It failed :-)
As you can see in the map below, the airport is located at St Davids Island of St George Parish. Once you cross the causeway, the Kindley Field road leads to the airport. The airport area is also known as Kindley Field. This is at the eastern end of the island and is about 10 miles away from Hamilton City, the capital of Bermuda. It takes about 30 minutes to reach by Taxi from Hamilton.
Brief History of Bermuda Airport
The facility by then was hosting civil as well as military aircraft. It was then operated by the US Air Force until 1970 after which it was transferred to the US Navy. The Navy operated it as US Naval Air Station until 1995, when it was transferred to the Bermuda Government’s Ministry of Tourism and Transport.
Then started all the heavy taxes on the airlines and the passengers. But you won't see the taxes. They are all included and hidden in the ticket fare.
Bermuda Airport's Services Today
Today, Bermuda Airport offers service to fourteen destinations in Europe, Canada and the U.S., including travel hubs such as London, New York, Miami and Toronto.
Airlines that operate to Bermuda include Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, USA3000 and US Airways. Check this link to know details about the Flights to Bermuda.
The airport is at its busiest during the high summer season, between June and August, when it handles around 300 arriving flights daily.
The Bermuda International Airport handles over 1 million passengers every year. Although the airport originally had three separate runways, only one is in use today.
Check out Bermuda Airport Arrival to know about all the formalities and processes that need to be completed before you can pass through the airport and enjoy the island..
Facilities at the Bermuda Airport
There are several shuttle operators who offer pre-arranged transfers based on per person rates. They offer Individual, couple and group transfers as well as private island tours and excursions. Check out Bermuda Airport Shuttles for details.
You can find the recently updated shops in the US departures lounge and also in the check-in concourse area. You can buy virtually everything (mostly duty free) starting from magazines to jewelry.
For refreshments, Island Coffee and Bistro offers a range of pastries and snacks, while the Sand Bar is a good place to enjoy some fine cocktails with a taste of Bermuda.
Bermuda airport also has monetary services like ATMs and a bureau de change. Check out this link Bermuda airport departure to know all about facilities available while departing and the departure formalities & processes.
2) Check out St George's Town to know about the historical Town of St. George, its attractions, activities, restaurants, hotels and more.
3) Check out St. George's Parish to know about the parish where the airport is located and all its attractions and activities.
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