Cape Air carries record 1,047 passengers in July at Ogdensburg International Airport
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:37 am

 OGDENSBURG -- Cape Air carried a record number of passengers at the Ogdensburg International Airport in July.

The air carrier said it had a total of 1,047 passengers last month. This is the highest passenger count that Cape Air has carried in one single month since they began service in September 2008.

Cape Air’s highest previous record was in July 2012 with 944 passengers.

“It is great to see ridership at Ogdensburg breaking records. The airline service at Ogdensburg provides affordable access to the U.S. air transportation system for both the North Country and Canadians,” said Cape Air’s President, Linda Markham.

The North Country Airport Alliance and Cape Air launched a $20,000 advertising campaign last month that markets the Ogdensburg, Massena, and Saranac Lake Airports. This campaign is focused on the local communities at large and the Canadian population within close proximity to the borders.

Cape Air has distribution agreements with a host of online travel agencies, including Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity, enhancing the exposure for the cities served. In addition to Cape Air’s ticketing and baggage agreements with most major carriers, a unique interline partnership with JetBlue Airways allows Cape Air cities to appear on JetBlue.com, increasing visibility via this heavily-trafficked channel.

“With Cape Air’s interline capability, which puts Ogdensburg on JetBlue.com, we are seeing increased ridership by US and Canadian passengers,” said Markham. “Word is getting out about the low-fare options at Ogdensburg.”

Cape Air’s Ogdensburg ticket office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.