As a regional airport, EWB serves the community of New Bedford and the entire South Coast region of Massachusetts. Recently, the MassDOT Aeronautics Division completed an extensive statewide economic impact study. The results of this study were published during early 2015 and they show very positive things about New Bedford Regional Airport. EWB is responsible for $32.4 million worth of economic output. Said a different way, the value of the airport existing, for the local community, is $32.4 million! The study also found EWB is responsible for 297 jobs with a total payroll of $10.1 million. The jobs and payroll number include temporary and part time employment as well as full time positions at the airport.
Cape Air provides frequently scheduled service for passengers and cargo to Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. With short flight times to both islands and inexpensive (seasonal) parking rates at the airport, Cape Air service to the islands is the easiest way to access the Martha’s Vineyard and/or Nantucket. Air service from New Bedford allows you to skip the bridge traffic and rough ferry ride, soaring above the rest to your destination in mere minutes!
Additionally, the airport and based businesses cater to a wide variety of general aviation operations. From small, single-seat, private aircraft up to the most advanced, large corporate jets capable of international operations from New Bedford Regional Airport, our facilities are well aligned with the diverse cross section of aviation that visits. The airport is also home to the Bridgewater State University Aviation Training Center, an accredited collegiate aviation program, the largest of its kind in New England.
New Bedford Regional Airport is a towered airport with superior facilities. A recently completed, 5-year, $30 million program of projects has positioned the airport with new infrastructure to leverage for growth in the future. The final stage of the program, a $13 million runway reconstruction has provided the airport with a 5,400’ primary runway. Runway 5/23, with its increased length, new drainage grooves and safety areas in addition to the existing Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach and on-demand U.S. Customers services make New Bedford Regional Airport a facility with an international reach.