About Bangor International Airport (BGR)
Located near the far northeast corner of the United States, Bangor International sees quite a bit of traffic due to being the closest airport to Europe in the country, though the majority of this is from arrivals rather than departures. Bangor is the default diversion destination for all flights coming in from Europe when they experience problems like a disruptive passenger or bad weather at the intended arrival location.
In spite of its location, Bangor does not have any regular international departures. It instead primarily serves other major cities in the northeast as well as Chicago and select destinations in Florida.
Cheap Flights from BGR
Flight deals are available from BGR through Allegiant Air, American Eagle and Delta. If you want flights to Florida, Allegiant is going to be your carrier, offering regular flights to Orlando and St. Petersburg. Delta Connection currently offers service to New York's two major airports, and as of June 2017 Delta's main service will open a direct seasonal connection to JFK. Seasonal service is also currently available from American Eagle (to Charlotte and La Guardia) and United (to Chicago and Newark).
Getting a deal from BGR can be a challenge. Low traffic and the remote location don't give airlines much of an incentive to compete. To be sure that you're getting the best price possible, use the Flights Comparison Map to find the best price for your desired destination, and if your departure dates are flexible take a quick look at the Month Search tool to quickly learn which dates will offer the best prices.
Features of BGR for Outbound Passengers
The airport is easy to drive to as it is located just off of I-95, the main highway connecting major cities along the length of the East Coast. Passengers who desire to use public transportation can connect to the airport from the city's Community Connector bus if they are already in Bangor, and there are also a handful of private shuttles available.
Those traveling from elsewhere in Maine have several options depending on where they are coming from: the Cyr Bus Line from Caribou, Greyhound from Bar Harbor/Arcadia and Concord Trailways from the mid-coast area. Concord also has service from Boston to BGR with stops at the larger cities along the way.
The airport is on the small side but does offer free WiFi and has two gift shops and two restaurants available.
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