Use the Lexology Navigator tool to compare the answers in this article with those from other jurisdictions.    

Airports

Ownership

What rules govern the ownership of airports (both public and private)?

There is only one airport in Bermuda, the LF Wade International Airport, which is owned by the Bermuda government but subject to a lease in favour of the Canadian Commercial Corporation, which is developing a new airport on the same site.

Operation

What is the authorisation procedure for the operation of airports?

The operation of the Bermuda airport is overseen by the Bermuda Airport Authority, established under the Bermuda Airport Authority Act 2017.

What ongoing operating requirements apply (including obligations relating to safety, security and facilities maintenance)?

These will be subject to such regulations promulgated under the Civil Airports Act 1949 and the Bermuda Airport Authority Act 2017 from time to time.

Airport charges

What airport charges apply and how are they regulated?

Fees are set by the Bermuda Airport Authority in accordance with Section 30 of the Bermuda Airport Authority Act 2017 and the agreement (as defined in such act) between the Bermuda Airport Authority and Bermuda Skyport Corporation Limited as developer of the new Bermuda airport.

Access

What regulations govern access to airports?

The Bermuda Airport Regulations 1959 apply.

Slot allocation

What regime governs the allocation of airport slots (including slot transfer, revocation and disputes)?

N/A.

Ground handling

How are ground handling services regulated?

These will be subject to such regulations promulgated under the Civil Airports Act 1949 and the Bermuda Airport Authority Act 2017 from time to time.

Click here to view the full article.