Cape Air to provide daily service to Portland from Boston, takes delivery of a new type

Cape Air will begin offering year round service between Boston Logan International Airport and Portland International Jetport, effective September 18, 2019. Four daily round-trips will connect the major cities making travel for both business and leisure faster and more efficient.

As a jetBlue partner, Cape Air’s new daily service in Portland will enable area travelers to tap into the Jet Blue network throughout the year. Additional airline relationships provide passengers with added convenience and flexibility when connecting to over 500 flights and 100 additional markets, from Cape Air’s Boston hub.

Daily roundtrip service will be aboard Cape Air’s Cessna 402, which is a nine passenger, twin-engine aircraft. Cape Air currently offers daily flights from Boston to Augusta, Bar Harbor and Rockland, Maine.

In other news, Cape Air has taken delivery of first two P2012 Traveller aircraft:

The acceptance of the aircraft, P2012 msn 003 and P2012 msn 004, took place from July 16 to July 18, 2019 at Tecnam Headquarters – Capua, in the presence of Cape Air Senior Vice President, Fleet Planning & Acquisitions, Jim Goddard, and Tecnam Chief Operating Officer, Giovanni Pascale.

Pilots and technicians from Cape Air had two days to inspect the aircraft, check all manuals and documents, and perform flight testing. The inspections were performed in the P2012 Production Facility, where other fuselages to be delivered to Cape Air are in stages of completion.

Acceptance of the aircraft is the last milestone before final delivery. A ferry flight from Capua, Italy to the Cape Air base in Hyannis, MA will be performed by Giovanni Pascale himself as Pilot in Command.

Powered by two 375 HP turbo-charged Lycoming engines, the Tecnam P2012 Traveller features a modern design and state-of-the-art equipment. The aircraft’s simple and easily accessed airframe and systems, fixed landing gear, robust interiors and easy-to-replace parts, result in high efficiency and low maintenance costs. These attributes, and many more, make it the ideal aircraft for regional airlines such as Cape Air. As part of the delivery, Tecnam also included Bose A20 headsets and Jeppesen bags for the pilots. These were much appreciated.