Cape Air, one of the nation's largest regional airlines, will begin seasonal service to Block Island, RI. Beginning on May 22, the Thursday before the start of Memorial Day Weekend, Cape Air will offer daily flights between Block Island Airport (BID) and T.F. Green Airport (PVD) and between BID and Westchester County Airport (HPN).
Passengers also have the option to take Cape Air's ground transportation from Westchester County Airport to 35th Street and 8th Avenue in midtown Manhattan. The addition of service to Block Island complements Cape Air's current schedules, which include seasonal, daily flights to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard from T.F. Green and Westchester County Airports.
"After several years of collaboration with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, we are thrilled to be able to start seasonal, scheduled service to Block Island. Cape Air specializes in connecting passengers to some of the most desirable destinations in the U.S. and Caribbean – Block Island fits our model perfectly," said Linda Markham, President, Cape Air.
Block Island has a short runway, which limits the type of aircraft that can land at BID. Cape Air has acquired Britten Norman Islanders that are specifically suited to the needs of this market. The Britten-Norman Islander is a nine passenger, high-wing, twin-engine aircraft with the capability to land on short runways.
"Flights from T.F. Green Airport to Block Island will soon become a reality. Block Island passengers on Cape Air will have access to connecting service on other carriers and commuter rail service to Providence and Boston via the convenience of T. F. Green Airport. Cape Air is a valued travel partner, offering seasonal service to the Cape and Islands for over 15 years. This additional service is, hopefully, an indication of future growth," said Kelly Fredericks, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC).
Passengers can book their flights to Block Island now by visiting capeair.com, or by calling 800-CAPE-AIR.
About Cape Air: Now in its 25th year, Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States annually flying over 735,000 passengers to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean, the Midwest and Micronesia. With a fleet of seventy-five Cessna 402s, three Britten-Norman Islanders, and two ATR-42s, the employee-owned company operates up to 550 flights per day. Based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Air also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand. Cape Air is a codeshare partner with United Airlines and American Airlines in the Caribbean and American Airlines in the Midwest. In Micronesia Cape Air operates as United Express. In addition, Cape Air has ticket and baggage agreements with most major airlines. Cape Air's unique brand of customer service, MOCHA HAGoTDI,* has earned the airline accolades as 'Best Airline' on Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and in the United States Virgin Islands. The airline has been recognized for outstanding philanthropy in the communities it serves and Cape Air Founder and CEO Dan Wolf was recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award. *Make our Customers Happy and Have a Good Time Doing It!