NEW: Cape Air Announces Service to Block Island
Monday, February 17, 2014
Flights will arrive at Block Island Airport from T.F. Green Airport and Westchester County Airport. The addition of service to Block Island complements the airline's roster of daily, seasonal flights from T.F. Green and Westchester to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
“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 of Cape Air.
Cape Air will use Britten-Norman Islanders for their Block Island flights, which are equipped to handle the short runway at the airport there. The Britten-Norman Islander is a twin engine aircraft that sits nine passengers.
For more on Cape Air, including bookings to Block Island, visit the company's website at capeair.com.
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