Allegiant flights out of Bangor airport unaffected by upcoming aircraft inspections

Posted Sept. 23, 2013, at 3:03 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — Allegiant Air flights out of Bangor International Airport have not been affected in the wake of imminent inspection of emergency exit slides on several of its aircraft.

The airline announced last week that a compliance issue was discovered that will require inspection and overhaul of several slides in its MD80 fleet.

Bangor International Airport director Tony Caruso said Monday afternoon that officials in Bangor are monitoring the situation carefully.

“We’re still recommending that passengers check with the airline directly on the status [of departures],” Caruso said.

Bangor offers two weekly flights to Florida via Allegiant Air to Orlando-Sanford International Airport and to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.

No flights have been cancelled to or from Bangor due to the inspections, Caruso said.