LAST FLIGHT: Island Airlines and Cape & Island Air Freight closes their doors “effective immediately...” [Video]
HYANNIS – At about 2:00PM, an alert HN reader messaged, “Here's a lead for you... Island air at this moment [is] done.... out of business.... mechanics moving tool boxes out before building is locked up. Planes being emptied.”
HN arrived at Barnstable Municipal Airport and spoke to employees who were blindsided by the sudden closure two weeks before Christmas. According to sources, about 75 employees or more suddenly learned they no longer had a job.
There were rumors of bankruptcy, but that has not been officially confirmed.
While looking to make photographs of the sad moment, HN spoke with one of the pilots who explained that he was about to take off on his last flight with Island Airlines. He told HN he was taking the plan to a location up in Maine were all of the company's aircraft will be held.
HN was able to capture touching moments of young airmen taking cellphone photos in front of IA aircraft. HN was then able to capture the young pilot's last taxi and take off and flight in an Island Airlines plane...