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Encyclopedia > Bangor International Airport
Bangor International Airport
IATA: BGR - ICAO: KBGR
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator City of Bangor
Serves Bangor, Maine
Elevation AMSL 192 ft (58.5 m)
Coordinates 44°48.45'N

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Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
15/33 11,439 3,486 Asphalt/Grooved

Bangor International Airport (IATA: BGRICAO: KBGR) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) west in the city of Bangor, in Penobscot County, Maine, United States. It is owned and operated by the City of Bangor and was formerly Dow Air Force Base. The airport possesses a single runway that is 11,439 ft (3486 m) long and 200 ft (60 m) wide. Bangor International Airport is also the home of an Air National Guard base. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... Image File history File links BGR_logo-color_on_wikipedia. ... Image File history File links BGR_logo-color_on_wikipedia. ... An IATA airport code, also known an IATA location identifier or simply a location identifier [1], is a three-letter code designating many airports around the world, defined by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). ... The ICAO (IPA pronunciation: ) airport code or location indicator is a four-letter alphanumeric code designating each airport around the world. ... This article is about the Maine, USA city of Bangor. ... Penobscot County is a county located in the state of Maine. ... Official language(s) None (English and French de facto) Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 39th  - Total 33,414 sq mi (86,542 km²)  - Width 210 miles (338 km)  - Length 320 miles (515 km)  - % water 13. ... FT can stand for: Fault-tolerance Fourier transform, a mathematical transform France Télécom, the main telecommunication company in France Financial Times, a business-oriented newspaper Fortean Times, a magazine devoted to the anomalous phenomena Flyertalk, a travel-related Internet forum EMD FT, a pioneering diesel locomotive built in... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... The Air National Guard (ANG) is part of the United States National Guard and a reserve component of the United States Air Force (USAF). ...


The Airport is operated as an "enterprise fund", which means that the expense of operating BGR comes from Airport revenue. Revenues are generated by air service operations, resident aviation related industrial companies, real estate, cargo, international charter flights, and corporate/general aviation traffic. The airport serves the residents of central, eastern, and northern Maine as well as parts of Canada. BGR is the airport's official designation. The airport is one of three international airports in the state of Maine.

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History

Bangor International Airport is on the site of the former Dow Air Force Base. Dow Air Force Base had aircraft operations as early as 1946, with planes of varying sizes arriving and departing the airport. The base was known for its 11,439 foot (3,487 m) runway and the B-52 bombers that were stationed there from 1960 until 1968, when the base closed and became Bangor International Airport. The base still has its fair share of internationally arriving fighter jets and military transport aircraft. The airfield does have a regular fleet of Boeing KC-135 Stratotankers based at Bangor. Some of the other military aircraft that regularly come to the airport are McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender's and Boeing C-17 Globemasters. B-52 can refer to the following: The Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber aircraft A hairstyle popular in the 1950s and 1960s, named after the aircraft A rock band, The B-52s, named after the hairstyle A cocktail This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which... The Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is an aerial refueling tanker aircraft. ... DC-10, retired from American Airlines fleet at gate McDonnell Douglas was a major American aerospace manufacturer, producing a number of famous commercial and military aircraft. ... The KC-10 Extender is an air-to-air tanker aircraft in service with the United States Air Force derived from the civilian DC-10-30 airliner. ... The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III is an American strategic airlifter manufactured by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, and operated by the United States Air Force, the British Royal Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force. ...


Diversion destination

The airport is the first major American airport encountered by airliners approaching the United States from the east as well as the last major airport for airliners heading towards Europe. Coupled with a runway that is more than two miles (3.2 km) long and an uncluttered airspace, the airport has been a favorite for airplanes diverted due to adverse weather conditions at the destination airport, or to unruly passengers. World map showing the location of Europe. ... km redirects here. ...


Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, Bangor International Airport has often been used as a diversion point for airplanes approaching the United States from Europe which require diversion from their flight plan for security purposes, including those which may contain passengers on the Transportation Security Administration's No Fly List. A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... TSA emblem The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is a U.S. government agency that was created as part of the Aviation and Transportation Security Act passed by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush on November 19, 2001. ... The No Fly List contains the names of individuals who are not permitted to board a commercial aircraft for travel in the United States. ...


In May 2005, Bangor had an occasion to handle two such flights in the span of four hours. A Britannia Airways Boeing 767, flying from Manchester, England to New Orleans, Louisiana, landed at Bangor on a Friday about noon. Four hours later, a British Airways Boeing 747, flying from London Heathrow Airport to Mexico City, also landed at Bangor. Britannia Airways Boeing 757-200 in pre-Thomson colours Britannia Airways was the largest charter airline in the United Kingdom, rebranded as Thomsonfly in 2005. ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... For the 1930s airline of similar name, see British Airways Ltd. ... The Boeing 747, commonly nicknamed the Jumbo Jet, is a long-haul, widebody commercial airliner manufactured by Boeing. ...


Subsequent changes to the methodology of the lists and enforcement by the airlines have since rendered future such occurrences an improbability.


Current service

Bangor International Airport is not only an airport where diversions are made, but since Operation Iraqi Freedom, Bangor has been busy with transcontinental and transatlantic flights. Many of these flights are military charter flights making refueling stops inbound or outbound. Once in Bangor, the plane will often disembark military passengers, refuel, reload the troops, and take off to air bases throughout the U.S. or head overseas for service. Transcontinental flight is travelling by air from the Atlantic Ocean coast to the Pacific Ocean coast, or in the reverse. ... Transatlantic flight is any flight of an aircraft, whether fixed-wing aircraft, balloon or other device, which involves crossing the Atlantic Ocean -- with a starting point in North America or South America and ending in Europe or Africa, or vice versa. ...


The airport underwent a significant evolution in domestic air service. Passenger counts went from 369,000 in 2001 to over 480,000 in 2005, ending 2005 with a 25% increase over the previous 5 years. A recent update of airport marketing resources and strategies plays a major role in the current success of BGR.


BGR's domestic air service is on an upward swing. In June of 2006, the airport introduced nonstop Delta service to Atlanta, which was oversold on the first flight. Atlanta is the third destination added since 2003. Continuous efforts are being made to attract a low cost carrier to the region.


Airlines and destinations

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International arrivals (Troop and/or charter planes)

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Ground transportation

Bangor International Airport is located off I-95. The airport is served by local taxi and limousine services as well as various rental car companies. The Bangor Area Transit provides bus service between the airport and the surrounding region. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 95 Interstate 95 (abbreviated I-95) is a well-known, important, and heavily traveled highway in the United States Interstate Highway System. ... Alternative meaning: taxicab geometry. ... A BAT bus rolls through the University of Maine campus. ...


In fiction

Bangor International Airport was the main ground setting for Stephen King's novella The Langoliers, which was made into a two-part television mini-series. Stephen Edwin King (born September 21, 1947) is an American author of over 200 stories including over 50 bestselling horror novels. ... Four Past Midnight is a collection of four novellas by Stephen King. ...


References

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