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Statement By Airport Manager
Roland 'Bud' Breault

As the seasonal JetBlue air service between Barnstable Airport and New York-JFK comes to a temporary close today, it’s time to applaud its extraordinary success. In eleven weeks, between June 26 and September 7, more than 12,000 passengers used the once-a-day service – in both directions. On average, flights on the airline’s 100-seat Embraer twin-engine jets were 85 percent full.

The results confirm our belief that there is great potential for expanded air service from Hyannis to points beyond Boston and the nearby islands. JetBlue recognized that promise and responded with superb service that drew customers in numbers beyond our original expectations. It was all about convenience, speed and quality.

There’s no doubt that JetBlue’s New York service enhanced a successful summer season on Cape Cod and helped lift the overall economy here.

Looking ahead, we have invited JetBlue to return in 2015 with service that begins earlier in the calendar and extends into the fall.  And we are reaching out to other regional air carriers, urging them to learn from JetBlue’s success and establish new air service between Cape Cod and more distant destinations.

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.

NSTAR Cable

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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