Are you ready to start traveling again? When you fly through Bangor International Airport, you can have peace of mind knowing safety measures are in place.

You can get there from BGR

Whether you’re looking to book your family vacation, business trip, or bucket-list destination, BGR has many direct flight options – and we are adding new routes this summer!

Did you know BGR offers direct service year-round or seasonally to a dozen destinations including major hubs for easy connections to get you where you want to go?

Plus, we have prioritized all our passengers’ needs as they fly to and from the Bangor region, taking all the necessary precautions to ensure everyone has a comfortable and safe experience.

Traveling safely during Coronavirus

You may be asking yourself, “Is it safe to fly?” The short answer is yes! Recent studies suggest that flying is a relatively low-risk activity – and at Bangor International Airport we have taken significant measures to create the safest possible environment and experience for all travelers.

If you are itching to travel again, or more often, you aren’t alone. In fact, according to a report released by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), traveler numbers have been increasing in recent months, with over 1.3 million people taking to the skies.

With COVID-19 vaccination rollouts, we are also seeing an increase in passenger volume as travelers cautiously resume their pre-COVID lives.

What to expect when you fly with BGR

Our facility provides a stress-free, COVID-friendly process for everyone. When arriving at BGR, a few things may look different thanks to our COVID-19 protocols, but rest assured, we have made it our mission to maintain the welcoming environment you have grown to love. As always, passengers can expect a friendly, masked face when they enter the building and helpful staff members ready to assist with any travel needs.

What our travelers are saying

Don’t take our word for it – check out these testimonies from a few regional residents that have all recently traveled through BGR.

Sarah, a financial consultant from Bangor, flew with her family this past March for the first time since the start of the pandemic, “I was so impressed with how well COVID precautions were undertaken and how easy it was to understand the COVID prevention signage. It was also nice that for most of the airport experience, it was still very much the same.”

Trevor, a sales representative from Veazie, has flown through BGR recently and described his experience as “Clean and spaced out. Everyone was cautious, and the prevention systems were well organized. I felt completely comfortable flying and will be doing it again soon!”

I’m ready to book my flight through BGR, but what are airlines doing to ensure COVID safety on the plane?

All airlines have implemented sanitizing protocols and require face masks during flights as part of their commitment to safety, and many are also keeping open seats between passengers. The other good news is that the quality of air on a commercial plane is surprisingly very high. Generally, the air within a cabin is completely recirculated every two to four minutes. With the added use of face masks from passengers and staff, the transmission risk is considerably low.

Contact the airline you are planning to fly with for more details on their COVID prevention methods.

Keep it simple, do your part

In general, following CDC recommended guidelines is the best way to maintain a safe travel experience. Wearing your mask, readily using the conveniently placed hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing, especially when boarding flights, will ensure a smooth experience.

Let Bangor International Airport be your first step to a well-deserved escape from COVID fatigue.

Visit our Coronavirus and Travel: What You Need to Know page here to learn more about BGR safety protocols and what our airlines are doing.