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Wheels up for the inaugural flight to Bermuda

ORLANDO, Fla. — BermudAir departs for the first time from the Orlando International Airport.

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On Tuesday, the new premium airline based in Bermuda launched its direct service to Orlando with its inaugural flight.

The aircraft arrived at MCO at 5:40 p.m.

A delegation from Bermuda led by Adam Scott, founder and CEO of BermudAir, met officials from MCO for a ceremony to mark the inaugural flight.

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When the aircraft landed, it was met with a water cannon salute.

BermudAir currently flies out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

The island is a two-hour flight away from the east coast.

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The airlines will fly out of OIA three times per week -- on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Bermuda is a British overseas territory in the western Atlantic Ocean and is known for its lively culture, diverse culinary landscape, unique shopping and vibrant water sports.

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Beatriz Oliveira, WFTV.com

Beatriz Oliveira is a Content Creator for WFTV.com.