Providence Airport celebrated Cape Air’s inaugural flight to Block Island on 22 May with a cake ceremony along with flip flops given as gifts to passengers. The new airport pair will be operated utilising the airline’s Britten-Norman Islanders.
- Cape Air, the US independent regional carrier, commenced a new domestic seasonal route with the addition of 22 weekly flights from Block Island, RI (BID) to Providence, RI (PVD). The 64-kilometre sector was inaugurated on 22 May and will be served utilising the airline’s 9-seat Britten-Norman Islanders until 19 October. No other operator serves this link. Commenting on the route launch, Linda Markham, President, Cape Air, said: “After several years of collaboration with the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, we are thrilled to be able to start seasonal, scheduled services to Block Island. Cape Air specialises in connecting passengers to some of the most desirable destinations in the US and Caribbean; Block Island fits our model perfectly.”