New England Airlines
|Operating bases||Westerly State Airport|
|Parent company||New England Airlines, Inc.|
|Headquarters||Westerly, Rhode Island|
|Key people||William 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. 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.
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
|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:
|Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander||4||0|
|PA-32-300 Cherokee Six||3||0|
- "Directory: World Airlines Part 3 (2009)". Flight International: 29–90. 2009-04-14.
- 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.