Cape Air Pilot Wing 2nd Issue
Hyannis, MA 1988-Current
The airline was founded in 1988. Initially, Cape Air flew between Provincetown and Boston, but throughout the early 1990s new routes were added to destinations across southeastern New Englland. In 1994, Cape Air and Nantucket Airlines merged. Services in Florida and the Caribbean were added in the late 1990s. 2004 marked the launch year of FAR Part 121 certification and a new hub of operations in Guam. Service was as a Continental Connection Carrier, flying from Guam to the Northern Mariana Islands of Saipan and Rota. In late 2007, the airline began a new round of expansion in the Northeast and Midwest. On November 1, 2007, the airline began service between Boston and Rutland, Vermont. The route is subsidized by the U.S. government under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program. The airline kept expanding into upstate New York and New England in early 2008. Cape Air is the largest independent regional airline in the United States.