U.S. regional carrier Cape Air adds a new island destination in the Caribbean on December 22 when it launches twice-daily, year-round service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and the island of Anguilla.
The new Caribbean route will complement Cape Air’s existing Caribbean service linking San Juan, St. Thomas, St. Croix, Tortola, Vieques, Mayaguez and Ponce. Tickets can be purchased on Expedia or Travelocity or at 866-Cape-Air, “where there is never a booking fee to talk with a Cape Air agent,” according to the airline.
“This is our 13th year of providing inter-island service in the Caribbean and all of us at Cape Air are excited about our newest destination,” says Cape Air President Dan Wolf. “We have ensured that our Anguilla flight schedule allows for easy connections with major carriers arriving in San Juan and our convenient ticket and baggage agreements with almost all of the major carriers mean you can book your entire trip on one itinerary and check your bags through to your final destination.”
“Anguilla is a unique destination and Cape Air will compliment its product offerings. Our Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport and staff are ready and anxious to have Cape Air on Anguilla. This will add a new dimension to our destination and I am happy to be part of this,” says the Hon. Haydn Hughes, Anguilla’s parliamentary secretary responsible for tourism.
“We are looking forward to a great season here in Anguilla. With Cape Air’s new island service from San Juan and convenient connections with the other major airlines, access to an Anguilla vacation is easier than ever before,” says Merlyn Rogers, Anguilla’s director of tourism.
Cape Air’s schedule between San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU) and Anguilla’s Clayton J. Lloyd International Airport (AXA) calls for the fiorst daily flight to depart SJU at 9:45 a.m. and arrive at AXA at 11:05 a.m. The second daily flight is timed to leave SJU at 2:35 p.m. and reach AXA at 3:55 p.m.
In the other direction, the schedule calls for the first daily flight to leave AXA at 12:52 p.m. and to land at SJU at 2:12 p.m. The second flight will depart AXA at 5:30 p.m. and reach SJU at 6:50 p.m.
Now in its 21st year, Cape Air annually flies more than 610,000 passengers to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean and Florida, the U.S. mid-Atlantic and Midwest, and Micronesia. With a fleet of 62 Cessna 402s and two ATR 42s, the employee-owned company operates up to 575 flights a day.