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Cape Air adds 4th, 5th daily flights at local airport

June 30, 2012
By staff , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE CLEAR - Cape Air, the Essential Air Service provider at the Adirondack Regional Airport, has added two extra summer flights, for a grand total of five daily round-trips to Boston.

Cape Air's current EAS subsidy covers three daily flights. Due to the increase in demand, Cape Air will augment their existing schedule from June 29 through Sept. 9 with the additional flights, which are not subsidized by the government. EAS is a government funded program that brings air service to hard-to-reach communities.

"Strong community support in the Adirondacks has enabled Cape Air's service to grow, and be sustainable - far beyond the minimum service pattern supported by the (federal Department of Transportation)," Andrew Bonney, vice president of planning for Cape Air, said in a press release. "We are delighted to increase our summer service pattern to five daily round trips, and look forward to continued growth in ridership."

"We're really excited about having these extra flights available and we look forward to seeing Cape Air continue to grow out at the airport," Adirondack Regional Airport Manager Corey Hurwitch said in the release.

Cape Air started service at the Adirondack Regional Airport in February 2008, and has since seen an increase in passenger traffic. Last year, Cape Air carried over 11,500 passengers in and out of the airport.

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