Passenger and Facility Improvements Scheduled for BGR



Contact:  Aimee Thibodeau

Telephone:  207-992-4610                                                                      


Passenger and facility improvements scheduled for BGR

Bangor, ME – Over the next several weeks, Bangor International Airport will begin two major renovation and infrastructure improvement projects to enhance passenger experience and give new life to the runway, which is reaching the end of its use.

Runway 15-33 Rehabilitation

The Runway Rehab Project is slated to begin April 1 and will be completed in phases during the next two construction seasons (2024-2025).

City Council awarded the project bid Monday night to Eurovia Atlantic Coast, LLC, dba Northeast Paving, for the $45 million project.

Airport runways typically are re-done every 15-20 years. The project is part of the Airport’s Master Plan and includes milling and overlaying the entire 11,440-foot-long runway, as well as some necessary equipment upgrades that support the runway.

The project is funded with $27.4 million from the FAA, just over $1.5 million each from the Maine Department of Transportation and the airport itself, and approximately $15.9 million from the Maine Air National Guard.

Bangor International Airport is operated as an enterprise fund within the City, therefore it is self-sustaining and no local taxpayer dollars are contributed to the airport.

While we are working hard to minimize the impact to passengers and airport tenants, in order to complete the necessary work there will be times when the runway is closed to air traffic. This timing will occur in two phases:

  1. Possible overnight closures during off-peak hours from April 1-April 26. Passenger traffic should not be impacted.
  2. Full runway closure 8 a.m. Monday-3 p.m. Wednesday over a 4-week period from April 29-May 24. During this time period there will be no air service available at BGR.

From May 29-Aug. 30, the runway length will be shortened, but no closures are anticipated.

Terminal Connector Project

Although not impactful to aircraft schedules, passengers will soon see additional construction beginning post-security in the domestic terminal. This $14.2 million renovation and reconstruction project is federally funded through the bipartisan infrastructure law. It is designed to enhance the passenger experience while providing much-needed additional gate space at BGR by connecting the domestic and international terminals located post-security.

Passenger traffic numbers have increased significantly – more than 30% in the last 5 years – and there is a high demand for more space and amenities post security.

While procurement for this project has begun, passengers can expect to see construction beginning in April and continuing over the next approximately 18 months.

“We realize that there is a never a convenient time for runway closures or construction projects to take place, but our goal is to minimize the impact to passengers and tenants while making a significant investment in the airport’s future,” said BGR Director Jose Saavedra. “These projects are not funded by taxpayer dollars, but will certainly benefit all who come to BGR. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to ensure our airport remains a sustainable and successful asset to the City of Bangor and the region for years to come.”

For more information, please contact BGR Marketing & Business Development Manager Aimee Thibodeau at or 207.992.4610.

About Bangor International Airport

Located on America’s north eastern seaboard, Bangor International Airport is the closest U.S. Port-of-Entry from Europe, providing a wide range of commercial and general aviation services. BGR is currently served by Allegiant, American, Delta, and United. The airport is a leader in transatlantic tech stops, as well as a strategically important location for the U.S. military. BGR is an enterprise funded entity operated by the City of Bangor and is supported solely through airport generated revenue. For more information, visit