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JetBlue Announces New Route

The airline will now fly between Boston and beautiful northern Maine starting in September

By Linden M. Bayliss

New York City, New York-based airline JetBlue announces a new route to northern Maine. || Photo by Sundry Photography, courtesy of Adobe

New York City, New York-based airline JetBlue announced that it will launch new daily jet service between Boston Logan International Airport in Massachusetts (BOS) and Presque Isle International Airport in Aroostook County, Maine, (PQI) beginning Sept. 5. The new route allows for easier access to Boston for rural-dwelling attendees and enables those living in or near the city to visit the serene “Crown of Maine” with less hassle.

“We are excited for the opportunity to bring Boston flights back to the county while also offering the community access to their top destinations around the U.S., Caribbean, and beyond through our large focus city at Boston Logan International Airport,” says Dave Jehn, vice president of network planning and airline partnerships for JetBlue, in a prepared statement. “We thank the U.S. Department of Transportation for selecting JetBlue for this new Essential Air Service route. We take our responsibility of offering northern Maine reliable, high-quality service seriously, and look forward to introducing the region to our award-winning JetBlue experience.”

Serene Aroostook County in Maine, now more accessible from Boston Logan International Airport || Photo by Jerry & Marcy Monkman/Danita Delimont, courtesy of Adobe

In Aroostook County, several options exist for planners seeking meeting and event space, including The Northeastland Hotel and Caribou Inn & Convention Center. The area is known for its year-round outdoor activities, historic sites, and relaxed atmosphere.

“The City of Presque Isle and Aroostook County are pleased to begin a new chapter in airline service partnering with JetBlue,” says Presque Isle City Council Chair Kevin Freeman. “We are eagerly awaiting to experience JetBlue’s renowned innovation and creativity which will expand and grow air travelers’ experiences in our region.”