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BGR Passenger Numbers Up for 2013

Date of Release: January 14, 2014

January 14, 2014 – Bangor, Maine – Bangor International Airport’s passenger traffic was up 6% for 2013 with over 487,000 passengers. This is the fifth consecutive year that passenger numbers have been up at Bangor International. The 2013 passenger numbers exceed the previous high of 480,000 passengers using BGR in 2005.
“We are very pleased with the passenger traffic numbers and thank everyone who used BGR in 2013. These strong numbers show that commercial flights to and from Bangor continue to be popular and competitively priced. It is unfortunate that these record breaking numbers came in a year when other business segments declined significantly.” remarked Airport Director Tony Caruso.
As recently reported, BGR recently made sizable budget cuts, including employee lay offs, due to significant decreases in military charter flights and shifts in other market segments. Overall flight operations at BGR were down 7% in 2013 with fuel sales down about 11%.
Mr. Caruso went on to say that the airport will continue to work to strengthen all market segments and revenues at the airport as well as maintain work with all airlines to add more capacity on existing routes and bring new routes to serve passengers.
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Bangor International Airport is a full-service regional airport offering non-stop, affordable flights to Detroit, Ft. Myers/Punta Gorda, New York’s LaGuradia, Orlando/Sanford, Philadelphia, Tampa/St.Petersburg and Washington DC. BGR is the leading airport for trans-Atlantic tech stops. The Airport is a City of Bangor enterprise fund entity which receives no support from Bangor property tax dollars; instead is supported solely through Airport generated revenue.

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