A Cape Air employee takes luggage from one of the airline's nine-seat Cessna 402 planes parked outside the Adirondack Regional Airport terminal. Photo: Chris Knight, courtesy Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Lake Clear, NY, Jan 16, 2012 — A new debate is underway over the future of the Adirondack Regional Airport in Lake Clear. Traffic at the airport is growing, with more than 11,500 passengers using Cape Air's commuter flights last year. Supporters say that brings a big boost to the Tri-Lakes economy.
But state and local officials also say cost overruns, mismanagement and a lack of political support for the airport could threaten its future.
Sep 02, 2008 — A new commuter airline is getting ready to start direct flights from Massena, Ogdensburg and Watertown to Albany. The three North Country airports are cleaning up hangars, ticket counters and runways in preparation for Cape Air's service starting September 16. In Watertown, work crews are racing to finish an $800,000 remodel of the passenger terminal. It's a big investment in an industry that relies on federal subsidies to serve the region. But airport administrators say they expect this airline to succeed where others failed. Jonathan Brown reports. Go to full article
Jul 25, 2008 — Commercial airlines have a tough time doing business in the North Country. Recently, three different carriers found that Northern New Yorkers are used to driving, not flying. And long, cold winters can force numerous flight delays and cancellations. But Cape Air seems to be making a go of it. For more than six months now, the Massachusetts-based airline has been flying non-stops to its hub in Boston from Saranac Lake and Plattsburgh. Travellers and airport administrators say they're pleased with the service. And the airline will soon start direct flights from Massena, Ogdensburg and Watertown to Albany. Jonathan Brown brings us an update on North Country air service. Go to full article
May 09, 2008 — Three months after it began service at the Adirondack Regional Airport and the Plattsburgh International Airport, Cape Air was formally welcomed to the North Country on Thursday during separate ribbon cutting ceremonies at the two facilities. Local officials say they're optimistic that Cape Air will be able to restore the trust of the flying public, which was hurt by the collapse of the airports' previous carrier, Big Sky airlines. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article