As of June 16, travelers can book flights again to Nantucket via Southern Airways Express, the largest commuter airline in the U. S., which is returning to the region after a few years’ absence, due to the decline of passengers during the pandemic years.
Additionally, JetBlue is returning to Cape Cod Gateway Airport for its eighth season of service between New York and Hyannis, beginning May 26.
Cape Cod Gateway Airport Manager Katie Servis said Southern Airways Express plans to fly nonstop to Nantucket Memorial Airport starting with four, roundtrip daily flights. Flight times are in the process of being finalized and tickets will be on sale soon.
“Southern Airways is happy to announce our return to the Hyannis-Nantucket market,” said Mark Cestari, Chief Commercial Officer for Southern Airways. “The new flights will be operated in roomy Cessna Caravan turboprop aircraft which feature, large windows, roomy interiors, plenty of cargo space for large items and two-pilot operation on all flights. One-way fares on the quick 22-minute flights will begin at $99 each way.”
Cestari added that Southern will offer special fares for Cape businesses commuting their team members to Nantucket.
JetBlue’s daily flights are scheduled to arrive from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport at 3:13 p.m. and depart to JFK at 4:51 p.m. (schedule is subject to change). The airline will be flying 100-seat E190s in and out of Hyannis.
Cape Air will continue its island service in and out of Hyannis with occasional flights to other New England destinations.