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HYANNIS – A state aviation official and private pilot will become the new assistant airport manager at Barnstable Municipal Airport January 26. Katie Servis of Lakeville will succeed Frank Sanchez who will retire in February after 20 years with the airport.

                Servis’s selection was ratified unanimously by the Airport Commission at its Tuesday, January 20th meeting. Airport Manager Roland “Bud” Breault announced the appointment following what he called an extensive search and interview process. “Servis is experienced and very well-qualified for the position,” he said. “She comes highly recommended by officials at the Massachusetts Aeronautics Division.”

                Servis has been employed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the past six years, most recently as a planner and environmental analyst. Her responsibilities include managing and reviewing airport environmental projects for 36 public-use airports in the Commonwealth, along with liaison work with other state and federal agencies.

                “I am thrilled to take this next step in my career with Barnstable Airport,” Servis said. “Cape Cod is served by an exciting mix of new airport infrastructure, expanding air services and a strong coalition of business and community support.”

                She is a 1991 graduate of Bridgewater State University’s aviation management program. While in school, she earned her private pilot’s license and joined the Rhode Island Air National Guard as an air traffic surveillance operator.

                Servis lives in Lakeville with Scot Servis, her husband of 20 years. In off hours, she participates in equestrian competitions with her Friesian mare, “Fury.”

Daily Jet Blue Flights From Hyannis To New York Will Resume June 18th, 2015

HYANNIS – Non-stop, daily jet service between Hyannis and New York City will resume June 18 of next year and continue through Labor Day, September 8.

JetBlue is accepting flight reservations on its JetBlue.com web site and continues to offer low fares.

The JetBlue service between Barnstable Airport and JFK Airport will begin eight days earlier than in 2014.

“We are thrilled to have JetBlue back next season,” said Airport Manager Roland “Bud” Breault. “The service was extremely successful last summer; its superb service attracted more than 12,000 passengers in both directions over 11 weeks.”

“JetBlue’s New York service was a smashing success,” said Wendy Northcross, CEO of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. “We are looking to build on that strong performance and demonstrate long term to JetBlue that Cape Cod is a first rate destination for them.”

According to the airline’s web site, flights will depart Hyannis daily at 1:14 p.m. and arrive at JFK at 2:29 p.m., a flight time of one hour and 15 minutes. The Hyannis-bound leg is scheduled to leave JFK every day at 11:27 a.m. and arrive at 12:38 p.m.


Upgrades Underway 

Important infrastructure and service improvements planned for 2014-15 are reaching fruition. Airport commissioners and management have sketched out an ambitious plan to address long-term needs, many of which depend on federal and state grants.

Taxiway “Alpha” Relocation

By mid-November 2014, work was scheduled to conclude on the reconstruction and replacement of the aircraft taxiway adjacent to Runway 15/33, parallel to Barnstable Road. The taxiway is moving 50 feet away from the center of the runway to afford an added margin of safety to moving aircraft. As part of the same project, the airport is finishing up the second phase of the aircraft parking apron renewal on the airfield side of the passenger terminal.

Air Service Marketing

With the resounding success of the 2014 season’s daily JetBlue service to/from JFK in New York, the airport is continuing to shop for new air carriers – to offer scheduled and charter service beyond New York, Boston, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.  Consultant Daniel Fortnam of Marstons Mills is making first-class presentations to candidate airlines across the country. He is making the case for Hyannis as a hub that can satisfy public demands for expanded service. Additionally, the airport is stepping up efforts to generate new revenue from real estate holdings inside and outside the airfield fence.

East Ramp Reconstruction

The airfield’s East Ramp (along Route 28) has been fully reconstructed. The project was completed in late September, ahead of schedule and within budget.  

Airfield Solar Panels

Nearly 20 acres of ground-based panels to collect the sun’s energy and generate electricity have been installed on the airfield. The next step is for NSTAR to make a connection to its grid.

Electricity generated by the panels will be used to power airport and town water facilities and resold to third parties through the Cape and Vineyard Electric Cooperative. When fully in use, the panels are expected to shrink the airport’s carbon footprint, reduce its electricity costs by more than 17 percent and provide more than $7 million in revenue over 20 years.


Work is underway on the installation of a new NSTAR high-capacity electric cable on the airfield, along its easement between Mary Dunn Road, near A-1-A Steel, to Mary Dunn Way off Route 28. The cable will run underneath one airport runway and provide added capacity to businesses and homes in Hyannis and Yarmouth.

Centralized Deicing

Work is continuing on a new centralized deicing pad that will replace three others now scattered around the airfield. The state-of-the-art facility will reduce the use of hazardous materials. It will incorporate an environmentally-friendly process to automatically collect and separate fluids and route them directly into the town’s sewer system. Deicing fluids now have to be vacuumed manually before they are deposited into the sewer. The pad is expected to be finished in November 2014.

Above-ground Fuel Storage

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is funding final design and engineering of a 60,000-gallon, above-ground, environmentally-friendly jet fuel storage center. It will replace a 20-year-old underground tank which has one-third of the capacity of the new one. The project will be put out to bid in the fall of 2014 with construction to begin in late winter or early spring 2015. Construction funding will come from the airport’s enterprise fund reserves.

Taxiway “Charlie” Relocation

Preliminary design and scoping for the reconstruction and replacement of the aircraft taxiway adjacent to Runway 6/24 (parallel to Yarmouth Road) is underway, with reconstruction planned for early fall 2015. The taxiway is being moved an additional 50 feet away from the center of the runway to afford an added margin of safety to moving aircraft.

Questions about any of these projects should be directed to Airport Manager Bud Breault at Roland.Breault@town.barnstable.ma.us.


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Overall Airport Construction View:

In this sky view, taken July 25, 2014, note the dark blacktop strip to the upper left of Runway 33, parallel to Barnstable Road. That is the partial relocation of Taxiway Alpha, 50 feet away from the center of the runway for better overall safety. The new work ends at the airside of the terminal where the new aircraft parking apron was built. Relocation of the taxiway will resume, toward the bottom left of the photo, alongside Runway 33, in September 2014.

East Ramp Reconstruction

This aerial view shows new blacktop in front of hangars along the airport’s East Ramp. The dirt area toward the top of the photo is where Phase Two of the East Ramp Project will be completed in August 2014. Phases Three and Four will be completed by the end of September, 2014.

Taxiway, Parking Ramp and future Deicing Pad:

A closer view of the relocation of Taxiway Alpha, along Runway 33 (Barnstable Road), and the new aircraft parking apron. Note the gray triangular-shaped parcel of land near the tower at the lower left of the photo. That is where the new aircraft deicing pad will be built.




















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