Cape Air is preparing for the inaugural flight of its new Tecnam P2012 Traveller aircraft at Quincy Regional Airport.
Quincy Airport is the second airport to receive the aircraft since its arrival in the US, as a part of Cape Air’s fleet upgrade. It is planned to be operated on flights to St. Louis and Chicago, with of more the type to be added in coming months.
Cape Air Spokesperson, Erin Hatzell stated that: “That the Tecnam will improve the passenger experience with about 30% more cabin capacity than the previously used Cessna 402. Passengers have access to charging ports, cup holders, under-seat storage, air conditioning, LED lighting and a larger window.”
The airline currently has seven P2012 Travellers within its fleet but plans to have 20 by the end of the year. It has an order for an additional 90 after the initial 20 have been delivered, which the Cape Air intends to introduce them into more markets, once more crews have been trained.