Cape Air and American Airlines Launch Marketing Partnership

Mar 29, 2010, 15:56 ET from Cape Air

HYANNIS, Mass., March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Cape Air continues to strengthen its new Midwest operation with the launch of a marketing partnership with American Airlines.  On April 6, 2010, passengers will be able to use American Airlines tickets to fly between Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and Cape Girardeau, MO, Quincy, IL and Marion, IL when connecting with another American Airlines flight at Lambert-St. Louis.  "Our new Midwest operation is already a proven success and this partnership with American Airlines is the perfect complement to our frequent, convenient and reliable service in the region," says Cape Air President Dan Wolf.  

"Cape Air has consistently shown their commitment to restoring long-awaited reliable, safe air service to Marion, Quincy and Cape Girardeau, Missouri," said U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). "Thanks to the efforts of Cape Air, American Airlines and local leaders, travelers now have a convenient way to connect from St. Louis to their final destinations."

Through the Cape Air – American Airlines marketing partnership, American Airlines has placed its code on flights operated by Cape Air, making it possible for customers to book travel on a single American Airlines itinerary.  Customers enjoy easy one-stop shopping through or by calling 1-800-433-7300.  On their day of travel, customers benefit from the convenience of receiving boarding passes for their entire itinerary upon check-in, one-stop baggage check and transfer, and same-concourse connections at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.  Members of AAdvantage®, American Airlines' travel awards program, will earn miles for travel on combined American Airlines-Cape Air itineraries and may redeem AAdvantage® miles on combined American Airlines-Cape Air itineraries as well.

About Cape Air: Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States flying over 650,000 passengers a year with over 125,000 annual flights to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean, the Midwest, Mid Atlantic, Florida and Micronesia. With a fleet of sixty Cessna 402s and two ATR-42s, the employee owned company operates up to 525 flights a day. Based in Hyannis, Massachusetts since 1989, Cape Air also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand. Cape Air is a code share partner with Continental Airlines in the Caribbean and Micronesia, JetBlue Airways in New England and American Airlines in the Midwest.  In addition, Cape Air has ticket and baggage agreements with most major airlines. Cape Air's unique brand of customer service, MOCHA HAGoTDI*, has won the airline accolades as 'Best Airline' on Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and in the United States Virgin Islands. The airline has been recognized for outstanding philanthropy in the communities it serves and Cape Air President Dan Wolf was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award.

*Make our Customers Happy and Have a Good Time Doing It