Monday, May 20, 2013
The Smarter Travel website picks Cape Air for its short list of "Best Small Airlines in North America."
Cape Air has been named one of eight "Best Small Airlines in North America" by the Smarter Travel website. Smarter Travel writer Ed Perkins praises the Vineyard-serving airline, which also does business as Nantucket Air, for finding "not one but five different niches," including the Northeast; Puerto Rico to nearby islands; Fort Myers to Key West, Fla.; St. Louis to regional Midwestern cities and the Guam-Saipan-Rota route. The other small airlines Perkins picked, listed in alphabetical order: Cape Air made headlines earlier this year when it appointed the only woman airline president in the United States. Do you fly Cape Air? What do you think of the travel site's choices for best small airlines in North America? Tell us in the comments. …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Service between New York and Provincetown, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket will be enhanced on June 14 with the addition of new flights between White Plains and Hyannis.
Cape Air provided the following. Cape Air will expand its reach with the addition of seasonal service between Hyannis and New York. Beginning on June 14, travelers can fly directly between Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) and Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY, or continue through to Manhattan using Cape Air's optional limousine transport, which takes passengers from Westchester County Airport to the heart of Manhattan at 35th Street and 8th Avenue. The new New York to Hyannis route complements Cape Air's existing NY Connection, which includes service between Manhattan and White Plains to Provincetown, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. These fast, frequent flights to the Cape & Islands allow travelers to start their …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Marstons Mills resident Linda Markham will soon become the next president of Cape Air and the only woman president of a North American airline.
Markham, currently the airline’s chief administration officer, will take over for current President Dave Bushy when he retires in March, according to a press release. Markham, 49, has worked with the airline since 2002 when she ran the human resources department, according to the Boston Globe. During her years with Cape Air Markham also servced as executive vice president. “I am honored to have been entrusted with this opportunity, and I am thrilled to continue guiding this organization alongside Dan. We share the philosophy that service and corporate culture are paramount, and that people are our most valuable asset. If we continue to improve the employee experience, it will ultimately improve the customer experience,” Markham said in…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
A Cape Air plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Barnstable Municipal Airport after experiencing landing gear issues.
The Cape Air pilot radioed for help due to a problem with the landing gear around 12:30 p.m. today, according to the Cape Cod Times. The pilot also later reported smoke in the plane’s cockpit. The runway was shut down for a short time and the Hyannis Fire Department responded to the scene. The plane was able to lower the landing gear and land safely. No one was injured during the incident. The passengers were able to board another plane and continue to their destination.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Cape Air will begin offering seasonal flights from Hyannis to White Plains, New York in June.
Cape Air began offering flights four days a week between Provincetown and White Plains New York last year. The route was so popular Cape Air decided to expand their routes once again, this time between Hyannis and White Plains, according to the Cape Cod Times. The new Cape Air route will offer flights Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays between Hyannis and White Plains. Transportation to or from New York City will be included in the cost of a ticket. The service to White Plains from Hyannis will run from June 14 to September 2. Cape Air director of marketing Trish Lorino declined to comment when contacted by Patch.com.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
A Cape Air passenger plane struck a bird during its trip from Hyannis to Nantucket. The impact broke the plane’s windshield and forced the plane to turn around.
No one was injured during the incident and the pilot was able to fly safely back to Barnstable Municipal Airport, according to Airport Manager Bud Breault. The bird made quite a mess after crashing through the windshield. The pilot, co-pilot and several passengers were covered with blood. After a quick change of clothes all passengers boarded another plane to Nantucket. Cape Air is inspecting the airplane for structural damage.