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HAGÅTÑA - Cape Air's plan to provide commuter service for Guam, Saipan
and Rota appears to be firming up.
The Cape Cod Times is reporting that Cape Air will begin operations in
the Pacific by July at the latest and would be staffed by 30 to 40 Cape Air
employees - pilots, maintenance crew and the first flight attendants in the
Cape Air is said to be already in the process of training pilots to
the new aircraft and is seeking the necessary certification from the Federal
According to the report, Cape Air would base three 46-passenger
turbo-propeller-powered ATR-42 aircraft in Guam.
The planes have reportedly been leased from Continental Airlines; one
currently being repainted and retrofitted at Cape Air's hangar at Barnstable
"Even though (Guam) is far away, it's very similar to what we're doing
in the Caribbean, Florida and the Cape," The Cape Cod Times quoted Cape Air
president Dan Wolf as saying.
"Cape Air would serve the islands daily as part of a partnership
arrangement with Continental. They would like to see some higher frequency
service in Guam," Wolf said of Continental.
Continental is already a Cape Air "code share" partner, meaning
customers connect from Continental flights directly to Cape Air planes with
Wally Dias, Continental Airlines staff vice president for sales and
marketing, earlier confirmed that Continental was working with Cape Air for
probable additional, inter-island routes but added that details had not been
Dias and other Continental officials were unavailable for comment as
press time yesterday.