HYANNIS – Rectrix Aviation is reporting a successful start to its new commuter passenger service between Hyannis and Nantucket.
The company, which began flying the route between Barnstable Municipal and Nantucket Airports on October 20, reports filling 82 percent of its available seats in its first 124 trips.
The commuter shuttle service is a new venture for Rectrix, which is the state’s largest private charter company.
The company filled the void in commuter air service between Cape Cod and Nantucket left when Island Airlines abruptly shut down last December.
“It’s been exciting to launch this airline service of our business and offer commuting passengers a brand new flying experience,” said Richard Caawley, the CEO of Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services, in a statement.
Rectrix is offering two new incentives for customers including a reduced fare commuter bundle package and a first of its kind rewards program where points can be accrued to earn a private jet chartered flight.
“We see an opportunity to offer our shuttle customers an innovative pathway to experience our charter service as a reward for their loyalty,” Cawley said.
Rectrix is also exploring additional commercial routes, including longer range flights to Florida and the mid-Atlantic. Along with a proposed service to Boston, the new routes would connect passengers to locations such as Worcester, Washington D.C., New York and Sarasota, Florida.
The company is currently negotiating the purchase of two CRJ 200 jet aircraft which can hold 30 passengers each.
Rectrix operates six daily roundtrip flights between Hyannis and Nantucket and ticket information is available at flyrectrix.com.