Cape Air, one of the nation’s largest regional airlines, will begin seasonal service between Block Island (BID) and Green Airport (PVD). Service starts- on Thursday, May 22nd with the first flight taking off from the airport at 11:31AM with a short 34 minute flight and arrives on the island at 12:05PM.
“Whether it’s for a quick day trip to the island or fun-filled summer vacation, the addition of Cape Air service is a great option for travelers near and far that are looking to visit Block Island,” said Kelly Fredericks, President & CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation. “Cape Air has been providing seasonal service between Green Airport to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket for the last 17 years, and this new destination only strengthens that relationship.”
The daily roundtrip service will be aboard Britten-Norman Islanders, nine passenger high-wing twin-engine aircraft. This service addition will also provide for Block Island passengers with access to connecting service on other carriers and commuter rail service from TF Green Airport, Providence and Boston via the MBTA.
“We are looking forward to kicking off our new service from Providence to the Islands. We are especially excited about our newest destination, Block Island. Our seasonal island service from TF Green will allow visitors from all over the world to connect easily to Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and Block Island. Our goal is to get our customers to their destination quickly and easily. Our fast, frequent flights, baggage and interline agreements, as well as the hassle-free convenience of traveling through TF Green, ensures that our passengers have the best possible experience,” said Linda Markham, President, Cape Air.
The airline will resume its seasonal non-stop service between Green Airport and Nantucket (ACK) and Martha’s Vineyard (MVY) on June 20th. Flights between TF Green Airport and Martha’s Vineyard are a quick 26 minute flight and Nantucket is just a 37 minute flight. Several daily flights will be offered to these popular destinations and the flight schedule will increase as summer travel peaks in July and August.
Cape Air has been operating seasonal service at TF Green Airport since 1997. The Airport and Airline are popular alternatives to driving and ferrying to the islands. Travelers are encouraged to book their flights early. Green Airport’s Cape Air seasonal service to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket runs through September 22nd and service to Block Island runs through October 19th.
For schedule and fare information, call 800-CAPEAIR or visit www.capeair.com.