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Piedmont Ground Handling to support Cape Cod airport operations this summer

Piedmont Ground Handling to support Cape Cod airport operations this summer
The Piedmont Ground Handling team will support the new once daily departure to LaGuardia Airport in New York (Image credit: Piedmont Airlines)

The regional US carrier Piedmont Airlines’ subsidiary Piedmont Ground Handling has been handed the contract to support American operations at Cape Cod Gateway Airport this summer.

Effective from 5 June through the 2024 summer season, the contract “marks a significant milestone for the organisation and underscores Piedmont’s commitment to providing exceptional ground handling service at airports across the country,” the company said. 

The Piedmont Ground Handling team will support the new once daily departure to LaGuardia Airport in New York, which began operations by Republic Airlines on 6 June.

On 22 June, local service at Cape Cod Gateway Airport will increase to two daily departures when American adds service from Cape Cod to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. 

With seasonal service beginning on 5 June and running through the US’ Labour Day on 2 September, the station will be staffed with temporary duty employees, delivering ground handling operations above and below the wing to meet the needs of American’s customers. 

The company stated “the success of today’s new service is a testament to the multi-department collaboration across the organisation, including the ground support team, finance, human resources, regional training, staffing and more”.   

Fred Louden, senior station director for the North East at Piedmont Airlines, said: “This was certainly a group effort. Taking the time to set up co-ordinating calls, working with IT as well as overseeing the necessary equipment for the station has been rewarding.

“Seeing all the departments come together with a smile to make today special speaks to the work being done in Cape Cod.” 

Charisma Hunt, operational manager at Cape Cod, added: “We are excited to expand for our customers in Hyannis. Being a part of the opening ceremony to start a new tradition and a new culture to the community is exciting for all of us.” 

To celebrate the new route, the Piedmont team was joined by Obra Kernodle, director of government affairs from American Airlines and John Griffin, airport commissioner, for the inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony. 

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