Vineyard Roots Helped Republic Airways Captain Soar
Ten years ago, Anthony Piland Jr. was an aspiring pilot doing a student job shadow at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. This summer, he is flying into that same airport as a Republic Airways captain.
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Airlines Ramp Up Summer Service to the Vineyard
Seasonal service has resumed at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, nudging up traffic numbers that have lagged for more than a year, airport director Geoffrey Freeman said during a brief meeting of the airport commission Thursday.
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Airport Is Carved Out of Wilderness
Vineyard Gazette
The airfield on the central plain of Martha’s Vineyard is beginning to shape up as something more than raw earth, mud, and the destination of building materials trucked over the roads from the steamboat landing. The time has arrived, also, when the United States Navy feels that the public may know something of this project which has brought life and a strange new pattern to a domain where only the hawks, rabbits and wildflowers have dwelt for many generations.
 
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Small Plane That Originated on the Vineyard Crashes Outside Worcester Airport
Noah Asimow
A small private plane that departed from Martha’s Vineyard crashed outside the Worcester Regional Airport Tuesday afternoon. All three passengers and a dog survived, with help from teenage snowmobilers.
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Airport Traffic Sees an October Jump
Aaron Wilson
In a surprise turnaround, tmraffic coming to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport was up 16.2 per cent in October compared to October of 2019 — a stark contrast to past months which had seen precipitous plummets in airport business.
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Federal Grant Aids Airport Master Plan
The Martha’s Vineyard Airport will receive $366,016 in grant money from the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Air Traffic Drops Dramatically; JetBlue Delays Summer Service
Noah Asimow
Some of the Martha’s Vineyard Airport’s largest commercial carriers are now delaying or curtailing their summer service to the Island.
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Airport Lands Federal Grant, Offers Rent Relief to Business Park Tenants
Louisa Hufstader and Noah Asimow

The Martha’s Vineyard Airport is getting a small share of about $10 billion in grants distributed by the Federal Aviation Administration as part of the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act.

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Reduced Ferry Schedule Goes Into Effect
Noah Asimow
Six regularly scheduled ferry runs have been cut effective Sunday, as traffic to the Island begins to decline. Other transit agencies are taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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National Guard to Perform Training Exercises Over the Vineyard
The 104th Fighter Wing out of Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield will conduct training exercises on Tuesday, flying over Vineyard air space.
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