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Hyannis-Nantucket                  New Bedford-Nantucket           New Bedford - Martha's Vineyard St. Thomas - St. Croix
Boston - Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown or Hyannis

 

Hyannis - Nantucket

Cape Air Cargo offers an easy and convenient air freight connection between Hyannis and Nantucket.  For cargo service inquiries please call 508-771-9609. Barnstable Municipal Airport offers free curbside parking for active loading and unloading by air freight customers.  Additionally, the Barnstable Municipal Airport offers free parking for up to 30 minutes in the terminal parking lot.  Nantucket Memorial Airport offers free parking for short term visits. 

SCHEDULE

Air cargo is accepted at the Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines counters at Barnstable Municipal Airport (HYA) and Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK) between 7:00 am and 5:30 pm daily.

  • We have multiple flights daily between Hyannis and Nantucket.  Cargo will be transported on the next flight with available space.
  • A dedicated cargo flight is available Monday - Saturday.  On Sundays, cargo is accommodated in the baggage hold of our passenger aircraft.
  • Flights operate weather permitting.

RATES

  • Packages: the greater of:
  1. 99¢ per lb., with a package minimum of $25, or

  2. Dimensional minimum: Length X Width X Height (all in inches) ÷ 133 X $1.00 =

  • Example: A framed picture weighing 10 lbs and measuring 64” X 32” X 3” = 6,144 inches3, ÷ 133 = 46.20 X $1.00 = $46.20.

  • Flat envelope: $15
  • Bicycle box: $99. Bike box service is only available on Hyannis - Nantucket.
  • Storage fee: Over 48 hours after receipt at the destination, each day or part thereof incurs a storage fee of $10/day.  

POLICIES

  • While awaiting flight or pick-up, cargo will be stored in a secure storage space in each terminal.
  • We do not provide packaging. Cargo must be packaged prior to processing at the airport
  • Method of payment: cash or credit card only.
  • High-volume, repeat shippers may apply for company credit that permits invoicing by Cape Air
  • Maximum item weight: 70 lbs.
  • Refrigeration capability is not available during storage, handling or flight
  • Seafood: To prevent leaks, seafood must be exquisitely packaged.  Seafood packages are accepted at the discretion of the Cape Air agent, using strict scrutiny.  To increase the likelihood that a package of seafood is accepted as freight, ensure that the outside of containers and/or packaging is clean and dry.  Ensure that the package does not become wet or dirty in the delivery vehicle en route to the airport.
  • Bicycles: Accepted on Hyannis - Nantucket only. Only accepted when packaged in a bike box.  In Hyannis, a bicycle shop named Bike Zone, located ¼ mile from the Barnstable Municipal Airport, offers bicycle boxing services: Bike Zone: 323 Barnstable Rd, Hyannis, MA 02601    Phone: 508-775-3299
  • Dry ice:
    • Only if used as a refrigerant. 
    • Maximum 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) of dry ice per package
    • Exterior of the package must be marked, "Carbon Dioxide (or CO2) Solid" or "Dry Ice" with an indication that the weight of the dry ice is 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) or less.
    • Exterior of the package must be marked to indicate the contents being cooled
    • Breathable container required: Because of the continuous release of CO2 gas, dry ice must not be confined in a sealed container or the container may burst.

WE DO NOT TRANSPORT:

  • Cash
  • Live animals
  • Bicycles, except as provided above
  • Household items that can be dangerous like bleaches, drain cleaners and solvents that contain dangerous chemicals which can cause toxic fumes and corrosion.
  • Flammable liquids: fuel, paints, solvents, adhesives, alcoholic beverages higher than 140 proof and flammable gases such as lighter refills and camping gas which might leak and cause a fire.
  • Fireworks: signal flares and other explosives which might detonate due to their sensitive nature.
  • Other hazardous materials: strike-anywhere matches, gasoline-powered tools, spray cans, self-inflating rafts, poisons, infectious substances, mace and pepper spray.

New Bedford - Nantucket & New Bedford - Martha's Vineyard

We transport cargo at New Bedford on a space permitting basis on the next available flight  (if there is available space or payload on the next flight(s). We do not operate a dedicated cargo aircraft from New Bedford so we cannot accept bicycles or items larger than a typical suitcase.

NEW BEDFORD RATES 

  • 1-25lbs is $25
  • 26+ lbs is .99 per lb
  • Envelope is 15.00

WE DO NOT TRANSPORT:

  • Cash
  • Live animals
  • Bicycles
  • Surf boards
  • Electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers or any battery-powered portable electronic smoking device
  • Lithium batteries
  • No household items: bleaches, drain cleaners and solvents contain dangerous chemicals which can cause toxic fumes and corrosion.
  • No flammable liquids: fuel, paints, solvents, adhesives, alcoholic beverages higher than 140 proof and flammable gases such as lighter refills and camping gas might leak and cause a fire.
  • No fireworks: signal flares and other explosives which might detonate due to their sensitive nature.
  • No other hazardous materials: strike-anywhere matches, gasoline-powered tools, spray cans, self-inflating rafts, poisons, infectious substances, mace and pepper spray.
  • Electric wheelchairs

Boston - Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Provincetown or Hyannis

Cape Air accepts cargo from established Known Shippers for transport on the next available flight.  All cargo is transported on a space available basis and will be accommodated as soon as possible. Cape Air is unable to accept cargo items larger than a standard suitcase. 

To deliver cargo to Boston for shipment please drop off at the Cape Air ticket counter in Terminal C. For questions related to Boston cargo and flight availability please call 617-567-6453.

If you would like to become a Known Shipper in order to be eligible for our shipping service to and from Boston, MA, please contact:  
Greg Cormier
Cape Air Cargo Manager
Greg.Cormier@capeair.com
508-790-3122 Ext. 214

RATES

  • Packages: the greater of:
  1. 99¢ per lb., with a package minimum of $25, or
  2. Dimensional minimum: Length X Width X Height (all in inches) ÷ 133 X $1.00 =
  • Example: A framed picture weighing 10 lbs and measuring 64” X 32” X 3” = 6,144 inches3, ÷ 133 = 46.20 X $1.00 = $46.20.
  • Flat envelope: $15
  • Storage fee: Over 48 hours after receipt at the destination, each day or part thereof incurs a storage fee of $10/day.

POLICIES

We cannot accept the following items for transport:

  • Cash
  • Live animals
  • Bicycles
  • Surf boards
  • No household items: bleaches drain cleaners and solvents contain dangerous chemicals which can cause toxic fumes and corrosion.
  • No flammable liquids: fuel, paints, solvents, adhesives, alcoholic beverages higher than 140 proof and flammable gases such as lighter refills and camping gas might leak and cause a fire.
  • No fireworks: signal flares and other explosives which might detonate due to their sensitive nature.
  • No other hazardous materials: strike-anywhere matches, gasoline-powered tools, spray cans, self-inflating rafts, poisons, infectious substances, mace and pepper spray.

Cargo is shipped on a space available basis. Cargo must be packaged prior to processing at the airport. Refrigeration not available.


St. Thomas - St. Croix

We transport cargo between St. Thomas and St. Croix on a space permitting basis on the next available flight  (if there is available space or payload on the next flight(s). We do not operate a dedicated cargo aircraft from STT & STX, so we cannot accept bicycles or items larger than a typical suitcase.

RATES 

  • 1-25lbs is $25
  • 26+ lbs is .99 per lb
  • Envelope is 15.00

WE DO NOT TRANSPORT:

  • Cash
  • Live animals
  • Bicycles
  • Surf boards
  • Electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers or any battery-powered portable electronic smoking device
  • Lithium batteries
  • No household items: bleaches, drain cleaners and solvents contain dangerous chemicals which can cause toxic fumes and corrosion.
  • No flammable liquids: fuel, paints, solvents, adhesives, alcoholic beverages higher than 140 proof and flammable gases such as lighter refills and camping gas might leak and cause a fire.
  • No fireworks: signal flares and other explosives which might detonate due to their sensitive nature.
  • No other hazardous materials: strike-anywhere matches, gasoline-powered tools, spray cans, self-inflating rafts, poisons, infectious substances, mace and pepper spray.
  • Electric wheelchairs

Please note: all commodoties are subject to inspection. Propoer identification will be requested.

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Cape Cod & the Islands


Cape Cod was where it all started for Cape Air, and we still have our roots planted in Hyannis with our corporate headquarters. We're proud to serve the beautiful Cape & Islands year-round.

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Our wings cover the best of the Northeast, with daily, year-round flights from our hub in Boston to VT, NH, ME and NY.

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Caribbean


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Micronesia


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