Information posted on the Facebook page for Bangor City Counselor Ben Sprague shows an increase in passenger traffic traveling through Bangor International Airport. The 5.3% increase in passengers year-to date is broken down by the 3 major airlines that service BGR:
Allegiant: 5,202 passengers vs. 4,257 last year (up 22.2%)
Delta: 18,798 passengers vs. 18,232 last year (up 3.1%)
US Air: 20,802 passengers vs. 17,550 last year (up 18.5%)
This is excellent news for the airport and the City of Bangor. While there is much uncertainty with the US Airways/American merger and potential loss of flights to Reagan National Airport (DCA) the overall increase in passenger travel is a positive.