New England Airlines

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New England Airlines
New England Airlines logo.jpg
IATA ICAO Callsign
AOC #NEAA703G[1]
Operating basesWesterly State Airport
Fleet size7
Parent companyNew England Airlines, Inc.
HeadquartersWesterly, Rhode Island
Key peopleWilliam Bendokas (President)

New England Airlines is a regional airline based in Westerly, Rhode Island, USA. With a main base at Westerly State Airport, it provides scheduled service to Block Island and operates charters to other destinations.


The airline was established and started operations in 1970.[2] New England Airlines has been in continuous service since then, under the same private ownership. It was and is the only scheduled airline with its primary bases of operation in Rhode Island.

The airline is noted for its provision of cargo delivery services, including Chinese food (and other restaurant orders) delivered from the mainland to the Block Island airport in as little as 90 minutes.[3]

The airline offers on demand Air Taxi services throughout the 48 contiguous states, with a concentration in the Long Island Sound/Metro New York areas, the Cape and Islands

Destinations for scheduled flights[edit]

State City Airport
 Rhode Island New Shoreham Block Island State Airport
 Rhode Island Westerly Westerly State Airport


As of January 2014, the New England Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[2]

New England Airlines fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Notes
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander 4 0
PA-32-300 Cherokee Six 3 0
PA-28-180 Archer 1 0


  1. ^ "Federal Aviation Administration - Airline Certificate Information - Detail View". Retrieved 2019-06-27.
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines Part 3 (2009)". Flight International: 29–90. 2009-04-14.
  3. ^ Charles Passy, "Meet the Pilot Who Doubles as Block Island’s Chinese-Food Delivery Guy: Regional airline brings Chinese takeout, sushi and pizza to popular summer resort", The Wall Street Journal, August 26, 2015.

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