American Airlines Opens New Operations at Cape Cod Gateway Airport
It’s about to get even easier to travel to and from Cape Cod. American Airlines recently announced its opening new operations at Cape Cod Gateway Airport in Hyannis next summer.
Starting in June 2024, American Airlines will offer daily flight service during the summer months between Hyannis and LaGuardia Airport in New York. The airline also plans to add service between Hyannis and Reagan National Airport in DC.
As for now, American plans to conduct two daily flights in and out of Hyannis, connecting up Reagan and LaGuardia fliers with the Cape. According to a release from American, the airline also plans to expand its services next summer on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard with direct daily, seasonal service to and from LaGuardia.
The seasonal service to Cape Cod will operate from June through September, but tickets are already on sale. The Cape Cod routes are among the seven new routes that American plans to add next summer to New England and Nova Scotia.
This past summer airport officials in Hyannis released an update on plans for a possible runway extension at Cape Cod Gateway Airport. The $20 million project aims to extend one of the two runways at the airport, as well as potentially make some other facility improvements.
Previously, some local residents had questioned the need for such an expansion, but that was before the announcement from American. Currently, JetBlue and Cape Air already both operate out of Hyannis.
JetBlue has previously proposed adding to its own fleet of jets on the Cape. Supporters of a runway extension also say it could be used for the benefit of heavier corporate planes.
Gateway Airport sits in Hyannis, making it easily accessible for those trying to reach the Upper, Mid, or Lower Cape. The airport is owned by the Town of Barnstable and was previously called Barnstable Municipal Airport.