Vineyard Gazette
The airfield on the central plain of Martha’s Vineyard is beginning to shape up as something more than raw earth, mud, and the destination of building materials trucked over the roads from the st
World War Two
Naval Auxiliary Air Facility
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Maia Coleman
Seasonal service has resumed at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport, nudging up traffic numbers that have lagged for more than a year, airport director Geoffrey Freeman said during a brief meeting of the airport commission Thursday.
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Aliyah Walker
Ten years ago, Anthony Piland Jr. was an aspiring pilot doing a student job shadow at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport. This summer, he is flying into that same airport as a Republic Airways captain.
Cape Air
Martha's Vineyard Airport
Noah Asimow
The Martha’s Vineyard Airport reported a major jam-up of private jet traffic over the weekend, much of it stemming from President Barack Obama’s 60th birthday bash. Airport manager Geoffrey Freeman said private jets crowded the tarmac at the small airport all weekend, draining fuel supplies.
Barack Obama
Martha's Vineyard Airport


Eighty years ago, while World War II was raging in Europe, the military carved 683 acres out of the state forest on the Vineyard to create the United States Naval Auxiliary Facility.

About 64,000 people have taken commercial flights at the airport in the first eight months of 2023 — a figure that is already higher than the total annual commercial passengers for three of the past five years.

A New England Airlines plane flying from Martha’s Vineyard to Montauk, N.Y. crashed prior to its destination Friday.

After dozens of people were forced to sleep over at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport last month, the airport is asking airlines to consider the Island’s limited resources and accommodations when planning future flights.

About 40 people slept overnight on cots at the Martha’s Vineyard Airport this weekend after a pair of late flights were canceled. The makeshift shelter was coordinated by several Island officials.

Shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday a single-engine plane went down in an area about a mile west of Martha’s Vineyard Airport. The pilot, who was the only one on board, was uninjured during the emergency landing.