- Where Cape Air is located
- A statement from LaHood, a U.S. Representative
Cape Air received a new four-year contract to provide passenger air service from Quincy Regional Airport. Cape Air will split 36 weekly round trip flights between Chicago O’Hare International Airport and St. Louis-Lambert International Airport using nine-seat Tecnam P2012 Travellers, according to the order from U.S. Department of Transportation awarding the Essential Air Service contract. The order was filed last week.
“Reliable and constant access to both Chicago and St. Louis hubs will provide invaluable connections for my constituents traveling for business purposes or leisurely,” LaHood said in the release. “I was proud to advocate on behalf of the Quincy Regional Airport for this selection and will continue to support Illinois’ transportation system.”
Quincy Regional Airport Director Sandy Shore said in the release that she is thankful for LaHood’s advocacy for Quincy and western Illinois. “The essential air service, with connections to two hubs, is an invaluable asset to Quincy and surrounding region,” Shore said in the release. “The concurrence of the United States Department of Transportation with the City of Quincy’s recommendation is the perfect example of how our representatives can speak for us.”