HYANNIS — Starting later this summer, Cape Air will offer year-round service between Logan International Airport in Boston and Portland International Jetport in Maine. Four round trips will be made daily.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to expand our service in Maine by offering Portland passengers the option to connect to Boston year round," Linda Markham, president of Cape Air, said in a statement. "Connectivity is at the core of what we do, we are passionate about connecting communities, so delivering a means of faster, more efficient access between two quintessential New England cities is something we are proud to offer."
Flights will be aboard Cape Air's standard Cessna 402 planes and take about 46 minutes. Fares start at $79 for a one-way trip, and the highest current fares are between $99 and $189.
For comparison, a one-way bus ticket on Greyhound on Sept. 18, the day the service is scheduled to start, would cost between $16 and $35, and the trip would take about 2½ hours, according to the Greyhound website.
The airline currently has daily flights from Boston to Augusta, Bar Harbor and Rockland, Maine.
"With Cape Air's interline agreements, our passengers will have access not just to all of Cape Air's destinations out of Boston but also nearly 100 additional markets out of Boston," Paul Bradbury, the Portland airport director, said in the statement.
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