Actually it's now official:
To free up a/c for this service, they will stop service to Mid-America/St. Louis...also, they will start J31 service from SFB to Naples, FL before the end of the year...
Pan American Airways to Begin Service Between Bangor and Baltimore/Washington
New Flights to BWI Will Be Coordinated With Expansion
of Maryland and Florida Service
BANGOR, Maine, Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Pan American Airways today announced that it will add service from Bangor, Maine to Baltimore/Washington International Airport, beginning next month. The new flights are scheduled to start on December 6, 2001. At BWI, passengers will be able to connect to Pan Am's affiliate, Boston-Maine Airways, for service to other Maryland destinations, or to the other domestic and international airlines which serve the airport. Passengers will also be able to continue through Baltimore and on to Florida's Orlando Sanford International Airport, the airline's most popular destination, as well as St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, near Tampa.
In announcing the new service, Pan Am President Dave Fink said, "At a time when news about airline travel is not always positive, we are pleased to be in
a position to offer the traveling public, and especially our growing family of loyal Pan Am customers, some good news. We expect that they will enjoy the
convenience of flying Clipper Class non-stop to BWI, and to our expanding list of destinations."
Fink added, "We especially appreciate the encouragement and continued support of Congressman John Baldacci, whose interest in the successful development of air carrier service and multi-modal transportation endeavors has been a significant factor in our decisions to expand air service at Bangor
and open our reservation center at Mattawamkeag."
Maryland Lt. Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend added, "We welcome Pan Am to BWI. This service will provide and important link to vital domestic markets. Given wide-spread industry cutbacks, this service is a testament to the strength of BWI and the Maryland economy.
Dan Fortnam, Pan Am's Vice President of Marketing and Sales said, "We plan to coordinate our operations in St. Petersburg-Clearwater and Orlando Sanford with those of our affiliate, Boston-Maine Airways, to offer direct connections to other Maryland and Florida destinations, starting with Cumberland and Hagarstown, MD and Naples, FL before the end of the year."
Rebecca Hupp, Interim Airport Director for Bangor International Airport said, "The City of Bangor, its City Council and members of the Congressional Delegation have worked closely with Pan Am to bring us non-stop jet service to Baltimore/Washington. The Washington, DC area is one of our top destinations.
We know that jet flights to BWI are going to be very popular with Maine and Canadian Maritime passengers seeking an affordable, comfortable and convenient
way to travel to the DC area and beyond."
Pan Am recently announced that it would begin service at its second Florida location, the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, in
order to provide service to both coasts of the Sunshine State. To provide for the additional service at Baltimore and Florida, as well as for expanded service from other cities already served by Pan Am, the airline will
discontinue service at the MidAmerica Airport, in Mascoutah, IL.
Pan Am currently provides scheduled passenger service to Boston and New England through Portsmouth, NH, Worcester, MA, Bangor, ME, Gary/Chicago, IL, Allentown, PA, Orlando/Sanford, FL and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Reservations
can be made on-line at http://www.flypanam.com, or by calling 1-800-FLYPANAM
(800-359-7262), or by contacting your travel professional.