A new airline flying from Bermuda, Coral Jet, could be fully operational as early as the end of this year.
The new start-up submitted an application to the Bermuda Civil Aviation Authority (BCAA) for an air operator’s certificate.
Details behind the new airline
They have also published advertisements seeking pilots of Airbus A320 single-aisle planes to move to Bermuda and fly for them.
A website with the domain name coraljet.com currently displays the Coral Jet logo beneath the words “coming soon”.
A spokesperson for Duke Aviation Holding Company, a major shareholder in Coral Jet’s parent company, did not provide details on when the airline will officially start operations. However, he did speak of the importance of meeting milestones and taking the time to walk before starting to run:
“Management focus right now is on obtaining the AOC from the BCAA. We think it would be most appropriate to talk once that milestone has been reached.”
Flyht, an aerospace company based in Canada, recently said that Coral Jet will serve the Caribbean, the United States, and Canada. They also cited Coral Jet’s intentions to increase its fleet.
Coral Jet will officially partner with Flyht as a supplier of business and safety intelligence. The contract is expected to generate approximately $760,000.
The work to install technology from Flyht will begin early in the second quarter of this year.
This wasn’t the end of announcements from Flyht however, as the Canadian manufacturer announced this week that it would be supplying a future fleet of seven A319/320 aircraft for Bermuda Aviation Asset Management.
Lawrence Scott, the Minister of Transport in Bermuda, announced the plans from Flyht on Wednesday. He spoke of how it would offer an increase in jobs and opportunities for Bermudians, as well as providing a great opportunity to determine growth in the form of new destinations.
Last week, Bermuda was in the news when the BCAA revoked all Russia’s aircraft of certification.