(NECN) - In 1989 Daniel A. Wolf founded Cape Air with one route between Boston and Provincetown, eight employees and a first-year total of just 8,000 passengers. Today, Cape Air, along with sister airline Nantucket Airlines, is the largest commuter airline in the United States. Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines' fleet of Cessna 402s and ATR-42s fly to some of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines is partly an employee-owned company with a workforce of approximately 850 serving more than 700,000 passengers a year.
Dan's secondary education was at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania followed by a bachelor's degree in Political Philosophy from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. At the Quaker School of Aeronautics he received a degree in Airframe and Power Plant Maintenance. Dan continues to stay current with his Air Transport Pilot license and flies as a pilot for Cape Air on weekends during the busy summer season.
In November 2010 Dan was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate representing Cape Cod and the Islands. He won again in 2012.