For Immediate Release-November 14, 2011- Cape Air’s Midwest presence will expand on December 5 with the start of service between Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport and Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Cape Air will operate year-round, daily service comprised of 18 flights per week. Fares for flights are $49.99 each way, with added savings afforded with the purchase of a ten-ticket discount commuter book for $469.


"This is our sixth destination from St. Louis and all of us at Cape Air are excited about being able to serve Owensboro" said Cape Air Founder and CEO, Dan Wolf. "We have seen ridership increase steadily in St. Louis, where we serve more than 70,000 passengers annually. Much of that success can be attributed to our codeshare agreement with American Airlines. This easy connection to American means you can book your entire trip on one itinerary and check your bags through to your final destination." Cape Air also sells joint tickets and connects luggage with Delta, United, Continental, US Airways and Frontier.

Owensboro Mayor Ron Payne said "Owensboro now has timely national and global connections for the business traveler as well as the leisure traveler. The convenience, frequency of flights and low price of Cape Air service is certainly an economic development tool for Owensboro. Convenient air service is just one more piece of the puzzle which is raising Owensboro’s amenities to that of a small world-class city."

Andrew Bonney, Vice President of Planning for Cape Air is schedued to be on the Joe Lowe Morning Show on 1490 WOMI Tuesday November 14 at 7:20 a.m. to discuss the flights, schedules and other information about this exciting new travel option.

Enthusiasm for the start of the Owensboro to St. Louis service is shared by representatives from the business community. Jerry Morris, President and Chief Executive Officer for Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. said, "Southern Star is headquartered in Owensboro, Kentucky and has approximately 160 employees at its headquarters now. But the company has pipeline facilities in seven states in the Midwest. Currently, 100% of our customers and two-thirds of our employees are west of St. Louis, with a concentration in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. Many of our employees travel regularly from Owensboro to those states and from those states to Owensboro. Having economical, reliable daily flights between Owensboro and St. Louis should provide beneficial travel options for our business."

About Cape Air:

Cape Air is a codeshare partner with Continental Airlines (soon to be United Airlines) in the Caribbean and American Airlines in the Midwest. In Micronesia Cape Air operates as Continental Connection or United Express. In addition, Cape Air has ticket and baggage agreements with most major airlines. Cape Air’s unique brand of customer service, MOCHA HAGoTDI,* has earned 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 Founder and CEO Dan Wolf was recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™ Award.

Now in its 22nd year, Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States annually flying over 650,000 passengers to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean, Florida, the Mid-Atlantic, the Midwest and Micronesia. With a fleet of sixty- four Cessna 402s and two ATR-42s, the employee-owned company operates up to 600 flights per day. Based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, Cape Air also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand.

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