Southern Airways Announces Another New England Expansion
Daily Flights Between Nantucket and New Bedford to Begin August 26, 2020
Pompano Beach, Fla. August 11, 2020
— Southern Airways Express, the fastest-growing commuter airline in America, announces expanded regional service that includes a new daily flight between New Bedford and Nantucket. The route will complement Southern’s Nantucket expansion earlier this summer, which added Hyannis. The flights will begin on August 26, 2020, and tickets go on sale tomorrow.
Southern’s seasonal flying in New England is scheduled through October 12, though the newer route additions of Hyannis and New Bedford are being considered for year-round service.
Southern Airways will operate the flights from New Bedford “non-sterile,” meaning they will arrive and depart from a commuter ramp, eliminating the requirement for TSA screening hassles at both Hyannis and Nantucket.
"Southern Airways has shown considerable commitment to New England over the last few months,” said Mark Cestari, Newton resident and Chief Commercial Officer at Southern Airways. “New Bedford is the number one request we’ve had for new service.”
Southern’s flights will be operated on roomy and quiet Cessna Grand Caravans. One-way fares begin at
“Providing accurate, complete, and compelling data about our market was a large factor in this partnership with Southern,” said New Bedford Regional Airport Assistant Manager, Michael Crane, “We are confident that this new service option will help meet the commercial air service needs of our region.”
Southern, with operational footprints in the Gulf South, the mid-Atlantic, Hawaii, California, and New England is one of the largest commuter airlines in the country.
For more information, or to arrange an interview, please contact Todd Smith (t.smith@iFlySouthern.com 615-202-7944) or Southern’s chief marketing officer, Keith Sisson (k.sisson@iFlySouthern.com 228-313-9920).
Founded in 2013, Pompano Beach, Florida-based Southern Airways Express has quickly grown to become one of the largest commuter airlines in the United States. Operating a fleet of Cessna Caravans and Grand Caravans, Southern, along with its new subsidiary, Mokulele Airlines, serves 30 cities with more than 220 peak-day departures from hubs at Baltimore, Dallas/Ft.Worth, Honolulu, Kahului, Kona, Memphis, Nantucket, Palm Beach, and Pittsburgh. For more information, go to www.iFlySouthern.com or visit us on all major social media sites.