Cape Air Spreads its Wings in the Caribbean: Service between St. Croix and Vieques returns 1st July 2012

Cape Air’s Caribbean presence has expanded with the start of service between St. Croix, USVI and Vieques, Puerto Rico. Cape Air will operate daily service between the destinations. Fares for flights start at $70 USD each way.

Originally, the service, which ran from December 11, 2011 through May 7, 2012, was slated to be seasonal only. The decision to connect these two islands with daily flight service on a year-round basis was made after consideration of customer feedback, as well as requests from government and tourism leaders on St. Croix and Vieques.

Cape Air’s Vice President of Planning, Andrew Bonney, said, “As both Vieques and St. Croix continue to grow as not only tourist destinations, but also commerce centers, we realized that providing inter-island service would benefit travelers and locals alike. It is important for us to be able to listen to the suggestions of our passengers, and respond quickly to meet those needs.”

{FILE IMAGE} With a fleet of seventy Cessna 402s and two ATR-42s, the employee-owned company operates up to 600 flights per day. Based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Air also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand. Cape Air is a codeshare partner with United Airlines in the Caribbean and American Airlines in the Midwest. In Micronesia Cape Air operates as United Express.

Senator Alicia “Chucky” Hansen, a Member of the 29th Legislature of the US Virgin Islands, was instrumental by offering encouragement for the return of the daily service.

Senator Hansen adds, “Cape Air showed their respect for the people of the Virgin Islands and Vieques with their quick response to my request to continue flights between St. Croix and Vieques. We are proud to have Cape Air as a good corporate partner to the Virgin Islands Government and the people of the Virgin Islands.”

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