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Cape Air Merges Operations With Shoreline Aviation

Cape Air has combined operations with Connecticut-based Shoreline Aviation to provide passengers with greater convenience and connectivity while traveling across the Northeast. In an effort to expand its footprint, Cape Air will assume operations for regular seasonal commuter service including flights between the 23rd Street Seaplane Base in New York City to East Hampton, Shelter Island and Montauk. In addition, service between the 23rd Street Seaplane Base and Provincetown will be offered this summer.

The merger sets the foundation for Cape Air’s plans to launch seaplane operations in Boston Harbor, Shoreline Aviation was founded in 1980. Now in its 40th year, it is the largest seaplane operator on the East Coast, providing aircraft charter and management services throughout the Northeast, Florida, The Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Their fleet of ten Cessna Caravan Amphibians include three new Cessna Caravan EX aircraft, offering larger cabins with more interior space which provide every passenger a window seat and more legroom. The EX also features an 867 horsepower Pratt & Whitney Turbine Engine and larger Wipline 8750 floats for better handling in rough water. They are equipped with state-of-the-art avionics for navigation and communications, with XM weather capability and Synthetic Vision Technology.

Heading into its 30th year, Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States, serving over 35 cities in the US and the Caribbean. The employee-owned company, based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, has grown from three flights a day between Provincetown and Boston in 1989 to a fleet of 84 Cessna 402s, 4 Britten-Norman Islanders, with up to 400 flights a day and service to over 500,000 passengers annually.

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