Delta Airlines announced on Friday they were adding new routes for Bangor International. May 5th marks the return of Boston service with daily daily flights to Boston’s Logan International Airport. The flight will leave Bangor at 6:00am and arrive in Boston at 7:14am, return flight leaving Boston at 9:13pm and arriving in Bangor at 10:23. The run will be serviced by a 76 seat CRJ900 aircraft. It will have First Class, Delta Comfort and Main Cabin seating.
Saturday May 8th bring the return of 2 other older runs for Saturday only service. The route from Detroit departs for Bangor at 9:00am and arrives at 11:15am. Return flight leaves Bangor at 12:10pm and arrives in Detroit at 2:40pm. This will have the same 3 class seating on a 69 seat CRJ700 aircraft.
May 8th also brings back Atlanta service, this time, it’s mainline service on board an Airbus A320. The flight originates from Atlanta at 11:00am and arrives in Bangor at 1:42pm. The quick turn in Bangor gets the aircraft back in the air at 2:45pm with an arrival back in Atlanta at 5:54pm. The flight also offers 3 class seating.
While these are all seasonal routes, it’s to be noted that the current United service to Newark’s Liberty International started as seasonal and developed into year round service. Boston’s daily service helps give Delta another option that’s not in the New York metro area. History has proven that weather can change quickly and with all of Delta’s eggs in one basket, there was a narrow window to make connecting flights into or out of LaGuardia or JFK. To be able to avoid the juggernaut that is the NYC Airspace, is a huge plus for travelers.
Hopefully as Covid vaccines come into prevalence and people start traveling again, the routes gain enough traction to become year round.