Cape Air adds two new links from San Juan in Puerto Rico
Cape Air has added two new links to its network from San Juan (SJU) in Puerto Rico. On Saturday 15 February the carrier launched four times daily flights on the 80-kilometre domestic route to Culebra (CPX), while also introducing thrice-daily flights on the 170-kilometre route to Virgin Gorda (VIJ) in the British Virgin Islands. Both routes will be operated by the airline's newly acquired Britten-Norman Islanders which are specifically suited to the needs of short runway markets like Culebra and Virgin Gorda. Competition is provided by Seaborne Airlines who operate 11 weekly flights on the Virgin Gorda route. This brings to nine the number of destinations served by Cape Air from San Juan, from where it now operates over 300 departures per week. According to Linda Markham, President of Cape Air, "This is an exciting time for Cape Air, we are providing our customers with greater schedule options and access to more destinations throughout the Caribbean and the new service will benefit travellers and locals alike." Ingrid Rivera Rocafort, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, added: "The convenient daily flight schedule between Culebra and San Juan gives visitors the opportunity to experience more of our beautiful home during their stay. We look forward to continue working together with Cape Air in our goal to give travellers more options and stimulate the economic development of the tourism industry." Sharon Flax-Mars, Director of Tourism for the British Virgin Islands commented, "The British Virgin Islands Tourist Board is excited about Cape Air’s expanded service into our destination. Guests travelling to Virgin Gorda now have another seamless transfer option. We applaud Cape Air for their initiative and dedication to our islands."