Cape Air Launches New Route in Kirksville, Missouri

Jun 14, 2010, 10:06 ET from Cape Air

HYANNIS, Mass., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Cape Air's Midwest expansion continues with their newest route between Kirksville, Missouri and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. "With American Airlines as our Midwest code share partner our operation is continuing to grow with passengers finding Cape Air a convenient alternative to driving to and from St. Louis," says Cape Air's President and CEO, Dan Wolf. "Beginning on September 17th we plan to offer three daily round trips between Kirksville and St. Louis. With a flight time of about an hour and a round trip fare of under $100, our newest route offers Missouri passengers a convenient and affordable alternative to the almost four hour drive to St. Louis. Passengers can also take advantage of a number of American Airlines benefits," Wolf added.  Kirksville Mayor Todd Kuhns said, "For economic development and both business and leisure travel, it is important for Kirksville and the surrounding area to have convenient access to St. Louis and beyond. With Cape Air and the American Airlines partnership the new air service is a vital asset for our community."

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Partnership benefits include the convenience of baggage transfer along with the same concourse connections in St. Louis and the ability to book the entire itinerary directly with American Airlines at or 800 433 7300. In addition, American Airlines/Cape Air passengers earn AA Advantage miles on the entire trip, including the Cape Air portion.

About Cape Air:

Now in its 21st year, Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States, annually flying over 610,000 passengers to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean, and Florida, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest and Micronesia. With a fleet of sixty-one Cessna 402s and two ATR-42s, the employee owned company operates up to 565 flights a day. Based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, 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, with 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 recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award.

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