Cape Airlines Keeps Busy In September
After struggling with a pilot shortage for a few months this year, Cape Air Airlines is reaching great heights again in Roosevelt County.
During the month of September, Wolf Point had a total of 663 passengers. The last time that Wolf Point had that high of a total was August 2019 when the amount was 696 passengers.
The September figure is a jump from 274 in April, 289 in May, 498 in June, 594 in July and 599 in August.
Starting last month, Cape Air announced its new non-stop flight schedule which includes daily departures at 8 a.m. and 12:16 p.m. to Billings and flights from Billings to Wolf Point at 10:27 a.m. and 5:58 p.m.
During 2021, Wolf Point had a peak of 644 passengers for the year in July. The totals then dipped down into the 500s and to 477 in December.
Total passengers during September
for other Essential Air Service airports included 1,043 for Sidney, 998 for Glendive, 499 for Havre and 762 for Glasgow.
In 2013, the Montana Essential Air Service Task Force unanimously selected Cape Air to take over the routes in Montana.
Big Sky Airlines provided the service from 1984 through 2008. After Great Lakes took over the flights, the contract was awarded to Silver Airways in 2011.
Cape Air provides non-stop flights between Wolf Point and Billings.