Silver Airways Captain Gregory Newlun salutes the airline’s ground crew as he disembarks the inaugural flight from Boston to Bar Harbor on 1 July. The carrier will operate the 314-kilometre route twice-daily using Saab 340s.
- Silver Airways launched flights between Boston (BOS) and Bar Harbor (BHB) on 1 July, a short 314-kilometre sector that the carrier will operate twice-daily using its fleet of Saab 340s. The regional operator becomes the second airline to offer flights between the two airports, with it joining Cape Air on the sector, with the latter offering a daily service. Silver Airways fills the gap in capacity which was left behind by PenAir which ended service on the route in early June. Presently this is the only service that Silver Airways operates from Boston, with this sector shifting the carrier’s strategy and focus of being a leading regional carrier within the intra-Florida market, as well as between the Sunshine State and The Bahamas. In 2017 Bar Harbor processed 16,386 passengers according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, with the sole scheduled route being Boston. The result represents a 2.2% reduction in traffic from the Maine facility when compared to 2016. See how Bar Harbor Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.