Continental extends Bangor service through July

Posted May 26, 2009, at 4:18 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Continental Airlines, which announced last week that it was stopping its twice-daily flights from Bangor International Airport to Newark, N.J. effective June 21, has extended that deadline to the end of July.

BIA Director Rebecca Hupp said Tuesday that Continental will continue its operations in Bangor until July 31 and that the airport will continue to work to keep Continental here in some fashion beyond that date.

“Continental’s reconsideration regarding Bangor-Newark service just a few days after their announcement last week indicates just how volatile the industry is right now,” Hupp said in a statement. “In general, the overall cuts in service are indicative of bigger problems in Newark. Continental’s service for Bangor through July 31 gives our passengers service for now but is no guarantee of continued service.”