“Our formula of offering small communities affordable and convenient flights connecting with Boston’s major air carriers is resonating with the community,” said Andrew Bonney, Cape Air’s Vice President of Planning, in a press release.

“In September 2010, 885 passengers flew out of Knox County Regional Airport. That is more than in any September since at least 1985. Additionally, Cape Air’s advance bookings at Rockland are up 39 percent compared with last year,” he said.

This continues the record breaking trend that began in June 2010 when Cape Air enplaned more passengers than in any prior June since at least 1985.

Cape Air has been selected by the U.S. DOT to provide air service to the communities of Rockland and Augusta through October 2014.

“With local support and continued growth, we were thrilled to continue service in Rockland,” Bonney said. “With fares as low as $59 one way, we hope that patronage of the airport will only increase. Our flight schedule will continue to provide at least 21 weekly nonstop round trips between Rockland and Boston in winter, and in summer at least 35.”

When asked about Cape Air’s service, Jeffrey Northgraves, Knox County Regional Airport Manager said, “Cape Air has been an excellent partner for Knox County Regional Airport. On Oct. 8, 2010 Cape Air began operating out of our new terminal. For those who are familiar with our airport, you may miss the double-wide trailer that has served as a temporary terminal for nearly 20 years – but we won’t. The federal funding and grant approval for the new facility were due in large part to the increasing ridership Cape Air has helped orchestrate. For the CY third quarter (July, August and September), their enplanements were up 20.7 percent – this is the fourth quarter in a row with increases over 20 percent. We look forward to the next four years with a proven partner.”

Cape Air fares between Rockland and Boston for the 60-minute flight are as low as $59 one way and can be booked directly with Cape Air. If passengers are connecting beyond Boston, they can book their entire itinerary to their final destination on Expedia.com or by calling 866-Cape Air.

Cape Air’s interline ticket and baggage agreements mean that you can check your bag through to your final destination on most connecting airlines.