Shoreline Aviation Merges With Cape Air
Cape Air has combined operations with Connecticut-based Shoreline Aviation to provide passengers with greater convenience and connectivity while traveling across the Northeast. In an effort to expand its footprint, Cape Air will assume operations for regular seasonal commuter service including flights between the 23rd Street Seaplane Base in New York City to East Hampton, Shelter Island and Montauk. In addition, service between the 23rd Street Seaplane Base and Provincetown will be offered this summer.
The merger sets the foundation for Cape Air’s plans to launch seaplane operations in Boston Harbor, with service to New York’s East River at 23rd Street. Shoreline Aviation President John Kelly said that they had looked at several other options before choosing to partner with Cape Air.
Shoreline Aviation was founded in 1980. Now in its 40th year, it is the largest seaplane operator on the East Coast, providing aircraft charter and management services throughout the Northeast, Florida, The Bahamas, and the Caribbean. Their fleet of ten Cessna Caravan Amphibians include three new Cessna Caravan EX aircraft, offering larger cabins with more interior space which provide every passenger a window seat and more legroom.