Thursday, 30 August 2018

Cape Air to launch service into New York's JFK airport

The small regional US airline, Cape Air has announced an impressive move that will see one of the smallest commercial aircraft flying into the mega busy New York city airport of John F Kennedy on a scheduled basis.

The airline will start offering seasonal service between Nantucket Memorial Airport and Barnstable Municipal Airport to New York JFK on a daily basis. The airline announced that the daily round-trip will be scheduled from 23rd  October this year and run all the way through to mid-May, 2019.  Passengers will be able to embark from either Hyannis or Nantucket for travel to New York City.

The daily roundtrip service will be operated by Cape Air’s Cessna 402 aircraft, which carried up to nine passengers and will be one of the smallest commercial aircraft to ever use JFK on a schedule flight basis. The aircraft will use Terminal 5 at JFK which means easy connections are possible with one of Cape Air's partners, JetBlue.

“We are excited to be able to offer the Cape & Islands the option to connect to JFK during the shoulder seasons,” said Linda Markham, President of Cape Air. “We are all about connecting communities, so creating a means of easy access between Nantucket, Hyannis and Metropolitan New York has been a priority. Having this new service grow from planning to launch has been a rewarding process for all of us at Cape Air.”

“This is great news for our island community,” said Tom Rafter, Airport Manager of Nantucket Memorial Airport. “Providing additional connectivity to the national system during off-peak season has been a primary goal of the airport. This new service will allow islanders and visitors greater opportunities to connect to more flights making it easier to get to and from Nantucket year-round. “

“The Barnstable Municipal Airport is thrilled that our aviation partners can provide the Cape and Island community with quality off-peak service to points further south, as year-round service to New York from HYA and ACK has been a great community need,” said Katie Servis, Airport Manager of Barnstable Municipal Airport. “The partnership with JetBlue means that connections to the National Airspace System can be made with ease with one-stop airline shopping that all starts on Cape Cod!”

Cape Air has agreements with most major carriers making travel through JFK simple with baggage check-through and a single itinerary.