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Cape Air Launches St. Louis Service Connecting Cape Girardeau, Missouri and Quincy and Marion, Illinois

HYANNIS, Mass, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning November 8th Cape Air, one of the largest independent airlines in the United States, launches air service from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport to Cape Girardeau, Missouri and the towns of Quincy and Marion, Illinois. "A Cape Air welcome to the mid-west," says Cape Air founder and CEO, Dan Wolf. "This is an exciting move for all of us. Our aircraft are in place and pilots, along with our airport personnel, are ready to greet our mid-west passengers and introduce everyone to Cape Air's singular brand of MOCHA HAGoTDI* service. In addition, we are thrilled to re-introduce the American Airlines code to our new communities. Final details of Cape Air's agreement with American are still being finalized but we expect Cape Air will be operating with the AA code by early spring," Wolf added.

"Having a code share agreement with American Airlines already in place shows Cape Air's commitment to restoring reliable air service to Marion and Quincy," said U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL). "Once Cape Air takes over next month, travelers in these two communities will have a convenient way to connect from St. Louis to their final destinations. This is a long-awaited improvement and I congratulate American, Cape Air, and the communities for their tireless efforts to make this happen."

Cape Air tickets are available at www.capeair.com or 800-352- 0714. (No charge to talk to a Cape Air Reservations Agent). Ticketing also soon available at various distribution sites including Expedia and Travelocity. All ticket prices on all routes are $49 one way, $98 round trip.

*Make our Customers Happy and Have a Good Time Doing It.

About Cape Air:

Cape Air is one of the largest independent regional airlines in the United States flying over 680,000 passengers a year with over 125,000 flights to destinations around the world including New England, New York, the Caribbean, Florida and Micronesia. With a fleet of sixty and two ATR-42s, the employee owned company operates up to 525 flights a day. Based in Hyannis, Massachusetts since 1989, Cape Air also operates flights under the Nantucket Airlines brand. Cape Air is a code share partner with Continental Airlines in the Caribbean and Micronesia with JetBlue Airways in New England. In addition, Cape Air has ticket and baggage agreements with most major airlines. Cape Air's unique brand of customer service, MOCHA HAGoTDI*, has won the airline accolades as 'Best Airline' on Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and in the United States Virgin Islands. The airline has been recognized for outstanding philanthropy in the communities it serves and Cape Air President Dan Wolf was the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(TM) Award.


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