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Cape Air Announces PDX-AST, PDX-ONP  
User currently onlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 3
Posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Hi everyone,

I caught this blurb on KPTV ( http://www.kptv.com ) this morning:

Cape Air (I don't know if it's this Cape Air, of TV Show Wings fame):


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I also don't know their IATA code  Smile

Is adding service from PDX to AST, and PDX to ONP. These cities (AST and ONP) have been without scheduled air carrier service since 2000...small tourist towns on the Oregon Coast.

Sorry, no more info at this time.


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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Cape Air is indeed the airline on which the TV show "Wings" was modeled. It is now a Continental Connection partner, flying both in Florida (with the Cessna 402s) and in Micronesia (with ATRs). I wonder whether the PDX service will be independent, or if it is a new Continental Connection focus?


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User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

A bunch of us were talking about it the other week....i do believe it is independent.

There is also talk of the Bahamas right now...service to possibly start next year...stay tuned.



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User currently offlineSWACLE From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Doesn't Cape Air also fly up in New England? Or am I thinking of another carrier? I am pretty sure I say their 402's flying out of PVD a couple years back...

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User currently offlineUSXguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1010 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Cape Air has authority for the Bahamas but does not want to use it. They have recently pulled out of FLL, so how'd they get to the Bahamas... they found out the hard way how expensive MIA is (they flew APF/MIA last year).

A close friend is in mgt there and said it took them 5 or 6 years to get comfortable with the Virgin Island & get everyone trained... said the Bahamas would take "double that".

They have 54 planes, not sure there are many 402Cs in decent condition for them to expand much more.....



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User currently offlineHVNandrew From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Cape Air has extensive ops. throughout Cape Cod and the Island. They're the only carrier that flies out to places like MVY during the winter, and they are the sole airline at EWB and Provincetown. Neat little airline. I'm hoping that they reach codeshare agreements on those routes too.

User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting SWACLE (Reply 3):
Doesn't Cape Air also fly up in New England? Or am I thinking of another carrier? I am pretty sure I say their 402's flying out of PVD a couple years back...

Don/ WN CLE

The IATA code is 9K

It is the largest independant regional airline in the U.S.

They do provide lift for CO in Micronesia (ATRs) and Florida (APF, EYW, FLL, TPA with 402's). They also fly from ACK/MVY/HYA to BOS/PVD/EWB and PVC to BOS. SJU-STT and Tortola and another smaller Puertor Rico city is also served as part of their non-share flights.

http://www.flycapeair.com/common/ind...php?lng=ENG&div=AA&nav=AA&page=A01

[Edited 2006-02-15 20:00:03]

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting SWACLE (Reply 3):
Doesn't Cape Air also fly up in New England

Also in Florida and Guam. All flights operate as CO Connection. The PDX flights may also operate as CO Connection since Cape Air could gain access to the CO reservation systems for these flights



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 6):
(APF, EYW, FLL, TPA with 402's).

You can also include RSW and SRQ in that Florida mix from TPA for about 3 years now. They are fun to fly with.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting USXguy (Reply 4):
they found out the hard way how expensive MIA is (they flew APF/MIA last year).

What hard way? The flights actually did quite well, and with great yields. However, they were also the only game in town. Delta Connection then came in, so there wasn't a point to stay.



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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3630 times:

after looking at their website again, I forgot how extensive the SJU operation is. Againnot ALL 9K flights are CO Connection - only the ones that are yellow on their maps...

Does anyone know if they are still doing BOS-HPN???


User currently offlinePetmbro From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 7):
Also in Florida and Guam. All flights operate as CO Connection.

I actually met a lady at a bar in SJU who worked for Cape Air who was heading out to Guam for Cape's partnership with CO. We got to talking and it turned out she was from the next town over so she got me a non-rev on SJU-STT-SJU. Wonderful plane ride and I even got to sit in the co-pilot seat on the STT-SJU leg. Great airline and I wish them the best of luck.



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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

...let me add that PVD is proud to have 9K service for a few reasosn. People love this airline, it's tie-in with the TV show "Wings," and the way they run thier operation. They don;t cap bbokings on a flight either - once a 10th person books a specific flight, they bring in another plane!!! I've seen them bring extra planes in just for luggage. They also provide PVD with our tiny percentage of connecting passengers since they do interline with most of the legacies...

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4917 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 10):
Does anyone know if they are still doing BOS-HPN???

Isnt that a Commutair route?



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User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 6):
Florida (APF, EYW, FLL, TPA with 402's).

You can add RSW and SRQ to the service from TPA. They've been flying that for about 3 years as CO Connection after CO and Gulfstream International got crossways on the rates charged on those routes.



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User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3411 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting Humberside (Reply 13):
Isnt that a Commutair route?

never mind, I answered my own question (for those who care - they are stil doing BOS-HPN a couple times a day during the week).

And yes, Commutair also flies the route as well - both are CO Connection.


User currently onlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

More info:

Apparently, the service is not for certain (it is only being studied right now):

http://www.kgw.com/news-local/storie...6_biz_airports_coast.2d924fde.html

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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Thread starter):
Is adding service from PDX to AST, and PDX to ONP. These cities (AST and ONP) have been without scheduled air carrier service since 2000...small tourist towns on the Oregon Coast.

Funny that they are going to Astoria, the setting of Kindergarten Cop. I guess if they do well they can say "It's not a tooma"

Quoting SWACLE (Reply 3):
Doesn't Cape Air also fly up in New England? Or am I thinking of another carrier? I am pretty sure I say their 402's flying out of PVD a couple years back...

Not only do they still fly up there, but they actually offer far better fares than whoever it is flying Cessnas for US up there.



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User currently onlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6346 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting N1120A (Reply 17):
Funny that they are going to Astoria, the setting of Kindergarten Cop.

You left out Steven Speilbergs "The Goonies"  Wink



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User currently offlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5970 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 6):
It is the largest independant regional airline in the U.S.

Define 'independant.'



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 19):
Define 'independant.'

Independant has no definition, as it isn't a word. I think they are talking about their ops that are independent from all other carriers including both FPD and at-risk, for which they do all their own marketing, sales and operations.



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User currently offlineAirPortugal310 From Palau, joined Apr 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

We still fly BOS-HPN 3x a day, Mon-Fri:

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9846 1010a
9848 1240p


Independent should mean the we dont work for anyone else. All we do is codeshare on flights with CO.

For example, Expressjet works mainly for CoEx, and Comair works mainly for Delta.

In theory, they are there own companies but without the main carriers, they really wouldnt be doing much else.

At least thats how it was explained to me. Seems to make sense!



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User currently offlineTornado82 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting PVD757 (Reply 15):
And yes, Commutair also flies the route as well - both are CO Connection.

Suddenly the B1900 looks quite appealing if it's a windy, snowy, or stormy day.

Quoting N1120A (Reply 17):
Not only do they still fly up there, but they actually offer far better fares than whoever it is flying Cessnas for US up there.

Umm... do you mean Colgan's B1900's?


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3630 times:

Quoting AirPortugal310 (Reply 21):

Independent should mean the we dont work for anyone else. All we do is codeshare on flights with CO.

Select routes are done as Continental Connection and cannot be booked by calling Cape Air - these are the Guam and Florida routes, except for APF-EYW.



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User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 13
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3625 times:

Maybe its me but I remember the airline name on the show Wings was SANDPIPER that was run by Joe Hackett. Joe's fictitious competitor was AeroMass run by Roy Biggens across the terminal...Faye was my favourite charachter...
The fictitious Sandpiper was based on Nantucket.
Also, the present day Cape Air is more reminiscent of the old Provincetown/Boston Airlines (PBA) oeprations. Their only difference is that they flew more types of aircraft than just the Cessna 402s.

Cessna 402s are great little planes. I used to work for a small airline that used to fly them from my hometown into Chicago Ohare Airport. I logged many flights on them during my tenure and they did a great job. The fun and craziness at the airline I worked for (Propheter Aviation) was just like the nutty stuff that went on at Sandpiper....LOL.

Its too bad everyone thinks they need to fly on a jet.

Access-Air



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25 PVD757 : Independantly owned and operated. Not owned by, a subsidiary of, or the sole provider of service to another carrier or company. as copied right from
26 Stirling : And, "Short Circuit" "The Ring" "The Ring 2" "Free Willy" "Free Willy 2" "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3" "Benji: The Hunted" "Come See The Paradise"
27 N1120A : Possible, but I could swear I saw something much smaller. Looking at their site however, I think you are right. It looks like 9K spelled it right, an
28 Goldenshield : Based on that definition then, Mesa would be: Becuase: 1) It is MUCH larger than Capeair. 2) It is an independEntly owned company, and neither a subs
29 PVD757 : aw geesh, me so sorry for no how to spell. I was sick that day, OK... seriously though, good catch, you can bet after this, I'll spell it right from n
30 Post contains images N1120A : Hey, I was sick yesterday too but I still spelled it right Thanks for being a good sport.
31 Tornado82 : Does Mesa beat the Republic groups? You know, the whole shebang of Reputtleauqua.
32 KELPkid : Indeed, what you say was true...however, the show's producers used Cape Air as their model, and it was Cape Air's aircraft that were used for filming
33 OttoPylit : Does anyone know where they fly for Air Mike(CO) in Micronesia with ATR's? That would be an interesting bunch of cities considering how small some of
34 ScottB : Just between Guam, Saipan, and Rota.
35 Kimmykun : Great to see 9K expanding. They're trully a wonderful airline. I do wish they did electronic tickets, though. And a quick question: Does CO issue elec
36 9KBOS : As a matter of fact....we just started interline eticketing with CO. It is new this January. Hopefully, we will be able to expand eTicketing options,
37 USXguy : Mark, yer normally ontop of things, but where on earth did you hear this? I knew the APF manager, and even flew APF/MIA a few times. The route is "ve
38 Petmbro : Its funny you should say that. When I flew them it was a nasty morning in SJU with a very low ceiling and a slight rain plus a steady breeze. When I
39 HPRamper : I like it, I like it. I just wonder who is going to be doing ground work on these flights. CO is worked by ATS here and with the new Delta contract I
40 RampRat74 : Most likely Horizon would do the ground handling. They did the ground handling for the other airline that flew those routes. I just can't remember wha
41 HPRamper : I always thought Horizon flew it themselves. Interesting because I have no idea who else would have flown that if not Horizon or Skywest. And what is
42 Post contains images KELPkid : That's affirmative. Must be an FAA-only identifier, maybe it'll become an official IATA station identifier with sched. service coming soon   HTML ex
43 Uswyjer : To add to the Wings discussion, the plane that was used was N121PB, repainted with the Sandpiper name and with N121PP for the show. Wound up talking t
44 Post contains links and images RampRat74 : The airline was called Harbor Air. They flew to AST, ONP, and BFI out of PDX. View Large View MediumPhoto © Joe G. Walker
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