An airline that recently lost service to a northern Maine region will no longer offer flights to Bar Harbor Airport this summer.
Pen-Air decided to stop serving Bar Harbor after the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded to another airline a federally subsidized contract to serve Presque Isle's Northern Maine Regional Airport on March 20. The Bangor Daily News reports this leaves the airport little time to find a carrier who will ferry passengers to the island during the busy summer season.
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Bar Harbor Airport Manager Bradley Madeira says summer travel is threatened by the sudden cancellation
The airport has another airline, Cape Air, which flies to Boston and beyond. Pen-Air had served Bar Harbor since 2012.
Bids to replace Pen-Air at Bar Harbor are due on April 5.