Cape Air Announces Year-Round Service to JFK Airport

HYANNIS  – Traveling between Cape Cod and the Big Apple just got a whole lot easier for year-round residents of the Cape & Islands.

Locally based airline company Cape Air has announced that it will begin offering seasonal services between Nantucket Memorial Airport and Barnstable Municipal Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

Cape Air will offer a daily round-trip scheduled from October 23 through the middle of May.

“We’re combining the Hyannis and Nantucket markets in order to serve Kennedy,” Cape Air Founder & CEO Dan Wolf explained.

“We definitely believe that there’s enough demand to get to New York City, both for people going to New York and for people to choose to use Kennedy Airport as a connect point to Europe and other destinations.”

Passengers have the option to embark out of either Nantucket or Hyannis to New York City.

Cape Air will be utilizing its nine passenger Cessna 402 aircraft for the daily round trip service. 

Agreements made with most major carriers has simplified travel through JFK Airport with a baggage check through a single itinerary.

Wolf said that Cape Air has been supportive of service to the Cape and Islands by Jet Blue Airlines during summer travel months. He says that Cape Air is simply taking over the service during the offseason.

“The reality is there aren’t enough people here to support it in their big jet-aircraft during the offseason, so we’re simply continuing it with the service that people have come to know from Cape Air over the years,” said Wolf.

“Cape Air year-round serves a mix of business, leisure, and second-home owners and residents, and I think that’s going to be the case here. We’re going to see business people who need to get to New York, New York business folks that need to get here, secondary-home owners, primary-home owners.”

By TIM DUNN, News Center

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