Passenger numbers up 11% in 2011 at Bangor International Airport

Travelers leave the Bangor International Airport in November 2010.
Travelers leave the Bangor International Airport in November 2010. Buy Photo
Posted Jan. 19, 2012, at 12:52 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Passenger traffic at Bangor International Airport was up 11 percent in 2011, when more than 429,000 passengers used the airport, BIA said Thursday. It was the second consecutive year that numbers have increased at BIA.

A total of 31,282 passengers used BIA last month, making it the best December since 1998.

“We are very pleased with the 2011 numbers,” said Airport Director Rebecca Hupp. “Our passenger increases show that demand for travel at Bangor International is strong and that the region can support increased service. Capacity increases by our airlines provided more availability for BGR passengers and it benefited everyone.”

Hupp said the airport will continue to work with airlines in 2012 to add more capacity on existing routes and new routes to serve those passengers using BIA.

Currently, BIA has daily nonstop flights on Delta to Detroit and LaGuardia in New York City. US Airways has daily nonstop flights to its hubs at LaGuardia and Philadelphia, with new daily nonstop service to Washington, D.C., starting March 25. Currently, US Airways has Saturday nonstop flights to Washington. Allegiant provides nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale, Sanford/Orlando, and Tampa/St. Petersburg in Florida.

For more information, visit www.FlyBangor.com.

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