Recent media reports about the end of PenAir's service to Hancock County Bar Harbor Airport have sparked concerns that the airport will be without service. In fact that it not true, as Cape Air continues to service the airport and there is the the belief that another seasonal essential air service carrier will begin to serve the airport when PenAir finishes on June 30, 2018.

Photo Chris Popper
Photo Chris Popper

Bradley Madeira the Airport Manager issued the following media advisory on April 4th

Over the weekend the Bangor Daily News reported that PenAir service was coming to an end here at this airport in June. The associated press picked up the story and many of the AP stories have been misleading suggesting that all air service here is coming to an end
right before the busy summer season, which is completely false. While it is true that PenAir will complete their service contract here on June 30, 2018, please understand that this is all part of a normal cycle that  this airport goes through every two years when the US Department of Transportation solicits proposals for a seasonal essential air service air carrier to serve this airport. PenAir will resume their normal  seasonal service on May 25, 2018 and will continue through June 30, 2018. We remain optimistic that a new carrier will be selected in time to start their service on July 1st making for a smooth transition from one carrier to the next. Additionally, Cape Air continues to offer their service to and from Boston. Through this transition, the Airport will continue to serve the needs traveling public with all services continuing to be available. I regret any confusion that may have come from the stories that were released over the last couple of day

Cape Air offers 3 round trip flights from Bar Harbor to Boston daily. Flights depart at 7AM, 10:25AM and 2:35PM

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