Rectrix to Launch New Service Linking Hyannis, Worcester

HYANNIS – Rectrix Aviation is launching a new shuttle service between Hyannis and Worcester.

The airline, which currently runs between Hyannis and Nantucket, is expanding its services Thursday to provide roundtrip flights to Worcester Regional Airport four days a week through Labor Day.

The flights are scheduled once daily on Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays and Mondays. On Thursdays and Fridays a flight will depart Hyannis at 3:45 p.m. with the return flight leaving Worcester at 4:45 p.m.

The Sunday evening flight will depart Hyannis at 7 p.m. and return from Worcester at 8 p.m.

The service will also run Monday at 7:30 a.m. with the return trip at 8:30 a.m.

Rectrix will fly the route using a Beech Super King Air B300 with turbo props aircraft which will seat nine first class passengers. It is the same series of aircraft used by Rectrix on its Hyannis to Nantucket route.

“We are extremely happy,” said Bud Breault, the manager of Barnstable Municipal Airport. “Any time we can get some expansion of existing service and provide a new route for people to get to and from the Cape is wonderful.”

The service provides a new method for Worcester area and Metrowest residents to get to Cape Cod other than driving over congested bridges.

“On a normal day it would probably take you two hours to get here from Worcester,” Breault said. “So if you can do that in 30 minutes by Kind Air that’s a wonderful thing.”

Breault also sees the service as a connector for Cape residents to get to other locations in the country using JetBlue out of Worcester.

“They have flights that leave there daily that go to Florida and this year they are inaugurating a new flight to go to JFK (New York) as well,” Breault said.

Breault said the new service may also be a precursor to further expansion by the airline.

“They’ve been talking about the possibility of going up to jet traffic to other hubs from here as well as Worcester,” Breault said.

Rectrix officials, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito and Massport CEO Thomas Glynn celebrated the new service Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Worcester Regional Airport.

“This new air route will be an important economic development asset for both Central Massachusetts and Cape Cod,” said Polito.

Rectrix CEO Richard Cawley said passengers love the Cape Cod shuttle and the company is thrilled to expand the service just in time for the July 4th holiday.

“Worcester to Hyannis is an opportunity for us to further utilize our extensive operations at Worcester Regional Airport and expand our Cape Cod shuttle by bringing this new and convenient route to the traveling public,” Cawley said.

The maiden flight from Hyannis Thursday afternoon will feature Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr as its first passenger.

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