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Cape Air Flights Between Manistee and Chicago O'Hare Start October 1, 2020

July 31, 2020

Cape Air flights between Manistee Blacker County Airport and Chicago O'Hare International Airport start Thursday, October 1, 2020. From Manistee, Cape Air will operate two daily, round-trip flights to O'Hare in the airlines' next-generation aircraft, the Tecnam P2012 Traveller. Starting in the summer of 2021, Cape Air will operate four daily, round-trip flights between Chicago and Manistee.

• Manistee (MBL) – Chicago (ORD): 2 daily, round-trip flights (fall, winter, and spring)

• Manistee (MBL) – Chicago (ORD): 4 daily, round trip flights (summer season)

Cape Air President, Linda Markham, shares, "On behalf of all of us at Cape Air, we are thrilled to be adding Manistee to our route map. We look forward to providing the community with reliable and affordable air service while building strong and lasting relationships with our passengers and community leaders. The health and safety of our passengers and employees are at the forefront of our operation, and we look forward to serving the Manistee community with these shared values."

"The Manistee County Blacker Airport is pleased to announce our new partnership with Cape Air. We are excited about what this new relationship will bring to our community and visitors alike. With direct service into Chicago O'Hare, our passengers will enjoy seamless connectivity, a variety of non-stop destinations, and enjoyable passenger experience, "remarked Barry Lind, Manistee County Blacker Airport Director.

Fares to Chicago start at $49 each way and include all taxes and fees. Local flights to and from Chicago can be booked online at

With Cape Air, Manistee will be an American Airlines codeshare destination. Passengers traveling on an American Airlines flight operated by Cape Air, and connecting with another American Airlines flight at Chicago will soon be able to book both segments together on, check baggage through, receive connecting boarding passes, and earn American AAdvantage points for their entire itinerary.

Cape Air also has interline ticketing and baggage agreements with Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, and United Airlines. Passengers making connections at Chicago O'Hare will be able to check their baggage through to their final destination without security rescreening as long as the reservation is booked on a single itinerary.

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