Producer, Augusto Duarte Freitas. New Bedford Cable Network . Show Host: Thomas Vick - New Bedford Airport Regional Manager
New Bedford Regional Airport is conveniently located nearby Interstate 195 and Route 140 in the heart of the SouthCoast region of Southern Massachusetts - minutes from the beaches, marinas, recreational and cultural attractions of the historic South Coast - and also convenient to the business and industrial centers of the area.
Frequently scheduled passenger service is provided to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard by Cape Air which includes cargo service.. In addition, the airport provides an extensive range of general aviation and corporate jet services including aircraft maintenance facilities and flight instruction.
New Bedford Regional Airport is a towered airport offering two 5000 foot runways and a precision instrument landing system. More and more air travelers are discovering that New Bedford is a fast and convenient connection to Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard.
New Bedford Regional Airport was constructed between 1940 and 1942 as a commercial airport, but was soon drafted into use for the U.S. Army Air Corps until the end of World War II. After the war ended, the airport was converted back into civilian use and has been improved over the years with additional runway lighting and approach guidance systems.
Northeast Airlines, a major east coast carrier, provided frequent scheduled airline service throughout the 1950s and 1960s until it was bought by Delta Air Lines who eventually cut service to New Bedford. In the 1970s, Air New England provided regional service throughout New England and New York until its demise. Following this, Provincetown-Boston Airlines (PBA) was the primary airline at New Bedford until 1989, when it ceased operations at New Bedford. At the peak of the airline's business, 102,880 passengers passed through its facilities in New Bedford