Hyannis, MA - Cape Air announced today its newest aircraft, the Tecnam P2012 Traveller, officially completed its first commercial service with scheduled flights between Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) and Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK). Specifically for the short-haul market, the P2012 Traveller features fixed landing gear, a 46-foot wingspan in high-wing configuration, two 345-hp Lycoming TEO-540-C1A piston engines, and seating for nine passengers and two pilots.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the P2012 Traveller with our passengers right here at home,” said Linda Markham, President of Cape Air. “It was important to us that as we prepare to launch our new fleet across the Cape Air network, we tested our first commuter service in our very own backyard.”
The P2012 Traveller has also been undergoing routine flight tests and training at Boston Logan International Airport and is scheduled to enter full service in Marion, Illinois on March 4, 2020.
Cape Air currently operates a fleet of 88 Cessna 402s, four Britten-Norman Islanders and two Cessna Caravan EX floatplanes to conduct short-haul flights at city pairs across the U.S and between select Caribbean islands. Tecnam responded to Cape Air’s request for proposal in 2011; Cape Air has since ordered 112 Tecnams that will be integrated into the fleet.
Learn more about Cape Air's new Tecnam P2012 Traveller, here.