Cape Air, the nation's largest commuter airline, begins service between Marion, IL, and Nashville, TN, starting Wednesday, January 29, 2020. Cape Air is set to operate 2 flights on weekdays between Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois (MWA) and Nashville International Airport (BNA). On weekends, Cape Air operates 1 flight per day between MWA and BNA.
Cape Air continues to offer 4 flights between MWA and St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) on weekdays, and 2 flights between MWA and STL on the weekends.
Linda Markham, Cape Air President, remarked, "We are excited to be expanding our service at Veterans Airport by offering multiple destinations to our Southern Illinois passengers. The added service allows residents and visitor’s greater access to Southern Illinois and more options for our passengers looking to connect with our major airline partners in both St. Louis and Nashville.”
Veterans Airport Director, Doug Kimmel, commented, "With Nashville being such a growing destination of its own, and a majority of our market's connecting traffic flowing to points south, we anticipate great success with these new flights."
Fares between MWA and BNA are from $69 each way. Fares between MWA and STL are from $29 each way, including all taxes and fees. While service does not begin until January, reservations can be made now by visiting capeair.com or by calling 800-CAPE-AIR. Passengers can make reservations in person at the Cape Air City Ticket Office located at 202A North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959.
About Cape Air
Now in its 30th year, Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States, serving 37 cities in the US and Caribbean. The employee-owned company, based in Hyannis, Massachusetts, has grown from three flights a day between Provincetown and Boston in 1989 to a fleet of 92 aircraft, 500 flights a day and service to 500,000 passengers annually. Cape Air has been recognized as “One of the Top Ten Small Airlines in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler.