Travel by Air

Despite its remote location 30 miles at sea, Nantucket has the second-busiest commercial airport in Massachusetts and is easily accessible by major and local airlines and aircraft charters. Convenient flights are available year-round from airports in Boston, Hyannis, Martha’s Vineyard and Westchester/White Plains. Jet Blue, Delta, American and United Airlines operate seasonally from JFK, LaGuardia, Newark and Washington, DC.

Visitors who use wheelchairs will find air travel to the Island very challenging at best. There are no jet bridges, lifts, boarding chairs or other feasible devices to enplane a customer needing assistance, so passengers must use steps to board and disembark the airplanes. Nantucket Memorial Airport is completely wheelchair accessible with accessible restrooms throughout the terminal and accessible parking spaces in both the short-term and long-term parking areas.

If you require wheelchair transportation or assistance to or from your plane, or to and from your vehicle, or any assistance with your luggage, please contact the airport in advance 508-325-5301 or 508-325-5307) for these services.

There is short-term and long-term parking lots that have accessible parking spaces.

Visit the Airport’s listing of the airlines serving Nantucket and the services that they provide.

The commuter airlines, Cape Air and Rectrix, service Nantucket year-round. When making any airline reservations, please let the reservationist know of any special service requests that you have.