Cape Air to start Block Island service
Cape Air will begin seasonal service to Block Island 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,” Linda Markham, president of Cape Air, said in a statement.
Roundtrip fares from Green to Block Island start at $100 and vary depending on the weekday. On weekends there will be as many as three flights a day.
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 more than 15 years. This additional service is, hopefully, an indication of future growth,” said Kelly Fredericks, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation.
Passengers can book their flights to Block Island now by visiting capeair.com, or by calling 800-CAPE-AIR.