Maine International and Major Airports

Major Airports Code  
Bangor International Airport BGR

Eastport Municipal Airport in Eastport, Maine

Houlton International Airport  
Portland International Jetport PWM
   
Regional Airports  
Presque Isle - Northern Maine Reg. Airport PQI
   
Airport Delays  
   

Getting to Know Maine's Airports

There are 68 public airports in Maine. Maine Airports aspire to be world-class in their services and amenities. The airports in Maine are state of the art.

There are three international airports in Maine. They are the Bangor International Airport in Bangor, the Portland International Jetport in Portland and the Houlton International Airport in Houlton.

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    Portland International Jetport

    Portland International Jetport
    Portland International Jetport
    Portland International Jetport (PWM) is a public airport located two miles west of downtown Portland, in Cumberland County, Maine. It is owned and operated by the city of Portland. A portion of the Jetport's property, including the main runway, is situated in the neighboring city of South Portland. PWM. The airport is the busiest in the state. In 2007 it served a record 1.6 million passengers, up 17.0% from the year before, and served 1.7 million passengers in the years 2008–2011. More recently, the Jetport has had the advantage of service by low-cost carriers such as JetBlue abd Southwest Airlines.

    The Portland International Jetport has all the facilities necessary to make traveling as easy and comfortable as possible. The airport is handicapped accessible, has a newspaper and souvenir shop, ATMs, a restaurant and a business center.

    The airport includes 1,615 acres with two runways: Runway 5/23: 5,001 x 150 ft, Surface: Asphalt; Runway 1/19: 2,600 x 100 ft, Surface: Asphalt

    Airlines serving this airport are American Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Elite Airways, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, and United Express  - List of US Airlines

    Bangor International Airport

    Bangor International Airport
    Bangor International Airport
    Bangor International Airport (BGR) is a joint civil-military public airport located on the west side of the city of Bangor, in Penobscot County, Maine. Owned and operated by the City of Bangor, the airport has ine runway measuring 11,440 by 200 ft. It was originally a military base known as Dow Air Force Base, Bangor International Airport remains home to the 101st Air Refueling Wing of the Maine Air National Guard, although most of the Air Force's aircraft and personnel departed in the late 1960s. BGR includes 2,079 acres of land.

    The airport is one of the fastest growing airports in Maine. The airport has more than sixty flights per day. BGR is handicapped friendly and has TDD phones in its terminals. There are shops, ATMs, restaurants, porter services, lockers and helpful staff who willingly provide assistance to those in need.

    The airlines serving the Airport are Allegiant Air, American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, United Airlines and United Express.

    Houlton International Airport

    Houlton International Airport
    Houlton International Airport Photo by Andrew Mooers
    Houlton International Airport (HUL) is a public-use airport situated in the town of Houlton in Aroostook County, Maine, near the town border of Hodgdon, Maine, also on the border of New Brunswick, Canada. This general aviation airport is publicly owned by the town of Houlton. At one time it had regular airline service from Northeast Airlines.

    The airport encompasses 1,615 acres  with two runways: Runway 5/23: 5,001 x 150 ft, Surface: Asphalt; Runway 1/19: 2,600 x 100 ft, Surface: Asphalt

    The airport began as Houlton Army Air Base. Before the United States' entered World War II, American army pilots flew planes to and from the base. They were not able to fly their planes directly into Canada, a member of the British Commonwealth, because that would have violated the official United States position of neutrality. Local farmers  towed the planes into Canada using their tractors, where the Canadians closed the Woodstock highway to allow the aircraft to use it as a runway.  - List of US Airlines

    One can book their tickets of the above-mentioned airlines on their respective websites and use discounts for on-line bookings.

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