MASSENA -- Cape Air will continue Massena operations, according to an announcement by Sen. Charles Schumer.
The airline has been selected for a new, two-year contract for service at Massena International Airport, through the federal Essential Air Service program.
Cape Air will provide three daily one-stop round trips to Boston Logan International Airport via Albany International Airport starting April 1, 2013, through 2015, according to the release.
Cape Air currently provides such service, and this renewal was not certain. EAS grants subsidize air service to and from small airports throughout the United States. They serve to ensure residents and businesses in these cities have air travel options by providing funding to airlines and airports to keep their flights running.
"Having local and affordable air service in your region shouldn't be a special privilege reserved for a lucky few, and Cape Air’s new contract at Massena International Airport will bring more opportunities for St. Lawrence and North County residents and business people – arriving and leaving the area – to connect to flights across the nation," Schumer said. “There is no question about it - access to air travel is good for businesses, good for jobs, and good for the financial health of the community, and I’m pleased to announce that service from Massena to Boston will continue through 2015.”