Delta Connection flights from Bangor International Airport will be changing in the New Year. In a press release from Bangor International Airport, the Delta Connection seasonal route from Bangor to Detroit’s Wayne County International Airport will cease as of January 1, 2017. To replace the route, Delta Connection will institute a new route from Bangor to New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport effective April 1, 2017.
In the past, the route from Detroit was operated with regional jets and then a switch to mainline service on Boeing 717 jets in May of last year. This year was a mix of the 717 and smaller regional jets.
The new route will leave Bangor at 6am and arrive at 7:49am with a return to Bangor leaving from Kennedy at 9:00pm and arriving back in Bangor at 10:35pm. The year round flights will be run with Canadair CRJ900 regional jets with seating for 76 passengers. In an email, Risteen Bahr, Marketing Manager for Bangor International Airport, stated the route had seen decreased load counts over the past couple years, particularly in the winter but they were surprised with the announcement.
With the service to JFK, travelers will have access to over 90 airlines that serve over 50 countries. Delta Airlines, for which JFK serves as a major international hub, accounts for over 25% of all traffic transiting the airport. This makes it possible to travel to almost any major airport in the world from Bangor with only one stop.
Also in the release, American will be adding seasonal holiday service to New York’s LaGuardia Airport as well as United resuming seasonal flights next June to Chicago O’Hare and Newark Liberty International Airport.