Barnstable Municipal Airport
Municipal Airport, located in Hyannis, Massachusetts on Cape Cod,
provides commercial and general aviation services to Boston and the
islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. It is owned by the Town
of Barnstable and managed by the Barnstable Municipal Airport
Commission and its staff.
View Larger Map
Located on 623 acres, the airport is home to Cape
Air/Nantucket Airlines, Island Airlines and Rectrix Aviation along
with numerous other charter, corporate and general aviation aircraft
operations. More than 100,500 passengers boarded aircraft at the
airport in 2011.
A 2012 state study found that the airport has a
direct economic impact of $133 million a year on the Cape Cod
community. The analysis, by the Aeronautics Division of the
Massachusetts Department of Transportation, calculated the value of
jobs, payroll and business generated by the airport and its tenants,
along with visitor spending.
The study found there is a measurable
multiplier of an additional $95 million a year produced by the
recirculation of money spent locally by airport businesses and the
people employed there. Overall, the study determined that Barnstable
Municipal Airport generates 2,246 jobs, a $74 million payroll and
$227 million a year in direct and indirect benefits.
Read the full study and methodology.
airport consists of a new 35,000 sq. ft. passenger terminal, a new
85 ft. air traffic control tower, a new aircraft ramp and a new
vehicle access road—all opened at the end of 2011— extensive parking
facilities, a rescue and maintenance building and an aircraft fuel
farm. More than 40 private tenants lease hangar space on parts of
the airport property.
are served by airline ticket counters, car rental agencies, the
Mad Platter restaurant, an art gallery/shop, TSA
security equipment and an online flight tracking system allowing
real time views of arriving and departing aircraft.
Airport originated in 1928 as a single grass runway before being
taken over by the Town of Barnstable in the 1930s. During World War
II, it was expanded to three 4,000-foot runways for the Army Air
Corps and used by aircraft on anti-submarine patrol. The Navy later
assumed control of the airport for pilot training. After the war,
the airport was returned to the town as a two-runway, municipal
airport, serving all of Cape Cod.