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Flying is the fast, easy way to get to Nantucket from anywhere, but you must beware of the fog.



The Grey Lady? Fog!

Nantucket's nickname is "The Grey Lady" because of the fog which sometimes envelops the island.

When the fog is in, the planes don't fly.

Luckily, this is only an occasional problem, but you must keep it in mind. If you're flying from Hyannis's Barnstable Municipal Airport (map), you're only 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the two docks with fast ferries to Nantucket.

The ferries sail whether there's fog or not.

More importantly, you must keep fog in mind if you plan to fly to Nantucket and stay overnight. If your plane can't fly, you may still be liable for the lodging charges you've reserved.

Flying from Nantucket, a fog delay may cause you to miss your connection for an onward flight at some other airport. A fog delay may cause you to miss your connection.

Cape Air

  Weathervane at Nantucket Airport
  Airport weathervane

Cape Air (tel 800-352-0714) flies frequently in summer to Nantucket Memorial Airport (ACK; map) from Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS, 14 flights), Hyannis MA (HYA, 16 flights), New Bedford MA (EWB, 20 flights) and Providence RI (PVD, 7 to 10 flights).

Cape Air also runs flights daily between Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. Some flights from and to Hyannis are operated in conjunction with Nantucket Airlines.

By the way, Island Airlines, which operated Nantucket-Hyannis flights for more than 24 years, ceased operations in December 2015, and no longer flies.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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