PAN AM's New Destinations

Thu Mar 02, 2000 7:45 am

Wednesday March 1, 10:29 am Eastern Time

Company Press Release

Pan American Airways Clipper Service With Bangor, Maine Takes-off!

Service With Pittsburgh and Boston Detailed

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 1, 2000--Pan American Airways today began scheduled passenger service with Bangor, Maine. Flights with Sanford/Orlando, Florida and Portsmouth, NH began with a 9:40AM on-time departure.

Dave Fink, Pan Am's President said, ``Flight 81's wheels up this morning was good news for Pan Am and Bangor. By providing service to this region we are expanding our market and filling seats, but more importantly, this service is providing Bangor with a critical business connection to central New England, as well as a terrific option for the Orlando leisure travelers.''

Scheduled service with Bangor will be as follows:

Portsmouth to Bangor: Departs Portsmouth at 8:20AM and arrives at Bangor at 9:10AM; second flight will depart Portsmouth at 4:30PM and arrive in Bangor at 5:20PM.

Bangor service with Sanford/Orlando: Departs Bangor at 9:40AM and arrives at Sanford/Orlando at 1:40PM. Return service will depart Sanford/Orlando at 1:20PM and arrive at Bangor at 5:20PM.

About Pittsburgh and Boston Service:

Adding to Pan Am's celebration today was the announcement of Pan Am's service to Pittsburgh, PA from Bangor, as well as Bangor to Boston service through Portsmouth, NH. The Pittsburgh service will begin on May 1, 2000. Pan Am's reservation system will begin to accept Pittsburgh bookings on March 8, 2000.

Bangor service with Pittsburgh: Departs Bangor at 7:30AM and arrives in Pittsburgh at 9:30AM. Return Service will depart Pittsburgh at 6:40PM and Arrive in Bangor at 8:40AM.

About the Boston Clipper Connection:

In order to connect Bangor passengers with Boston, Pan Am will fly passengers to Portsmouth and provide express motor coach service to Boston's South Station and Logan Airport. Pan Am's Boston Clipper Connection will be priced at $49 and will have an approximate 2-hour travel time. Passengers will travel by 727 Clipper Class aircraft to Portsmouth and travel by scheduled motor coach service with C&J Trailways to Boston. A similar return connection from Boston to Bangor is also scheduled.

Fink added, ``We think the Boston connection makes a lot of sense. The two-hour travel time, while avoiding Logan, for $49 should provide business travelers a fantastic option.

About Pan Am:

The original Pan Am, founded in the late 1920's by Juan Trippe, set the standard for modern air travel worldwide as the operator of the famous Pan Am Clippers and, later, as the first to fly the Boeing 747. Along the way, Pan Am's blue globe became one of the most recognized logos in the world.

The owners of New Hampshire-based Guilford Transportation Industries acquired the new Pan Am in June of 1998. The new owners relocated the company's headquarters from Ft. Lauderdale to Portsmouth in December of 1998. At Portsmouth, the company operates a 220,000 square foot maintenance facility, as well as other aviation related businesses.

Pan Am currently provides scheduled passenger service to New England through Portsmouth, NH, Gary/Chicago, IL, and Sanford/Orlando, FL, and has recently added scheduled service in Pittsburgh, PA and Bangor, ME.

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RE: PAN AM's New Destinations

Thu Mar 02, 2000 8:56 am

I was looking forward to Pan Am flying into BOS and going to Orlando right against the big boys (Delta Express and MetroJet). I wonder how they'll do against US Airways in PIT. My guess is that US Airways starts PSM service and Pan Am doesn't serve PIT by the end of 2000.

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RE: PAN AM's New Destinations

Thu Mar 02, 2000 4:00 pm

If Pan Am is aiming for small airports them I hope I hope Pan Am can consider flying to Atlantic City International Airport, Trenton N.J, or Mac Aurthur Airport on Long Island NY. They have no delays and parkings not too much of a problem. Dave Fink; good luck with Pan Am I wish you many sucesses to come and I hope you can think about flying to one of the places I listed above.
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RE: PAN AM's New Destinations

Fri Mar 03, 2000 1:01 am

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RE: PAN AM's New Destinations

Fri Mar 03, 2000 1:07 am

How many planes do they operate? It seems that sooner or later they'll have to face the very real possibility of looking at new equipment, and when they do, that's when they'll start going under. I just can't imagine they're making any significant money on the routes they have. Still, more power to them... I hope they make it work!
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RE: PAN AM's New Destinations

Fri Mar 03, 2000 2:12 am

But what could possibly be more convenient for a Boston-bound business traveller than a $50, two-hour interstate bus ride? At least you avoid Logan!
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RE: PAN AM's New Destinations

Mon Mar 06, 2000 9:19 am

In May, the flights between PSM and GYY will all stop at PIT. At the same time, the flights from Bangor will stop calling at PSM and go directly to Sanford. This in addition to the PSM-Sanford flights. Load factors between PSM and Sanford have been pretty good lately according to the Portsmouth newspaper (

There was mention of service to the fabled Mid-America airport outside St. Louis but haven't heard any more.

They are also contemplating service between Bangor and places in Eastern Canada like St. John's, Nfld.
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