Air Service between Portland and Nova Scotia Resumes

Article Post Date: February 26, 2010

Air Service between Portland and Nova Scotia Resumes

The Portland International Jetport announced today that air services between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, will resume on March 15, 2010.
 
Jetport Director Paul Bradbury said the non-stop service would be provided through a partnership between Twin Cities Air Service of Auburn, Maine, and The Yarmouth International Airport Corporation (YIAC), operator of the Yarmouth International Airport.

The Jetport recently also announced that Air Canada will begin offering a twice-daily service between Toronto and Portland in May.
 
“Regular air service between Yarmouth and Portland will appeal to both business and leisure passengers and strengthens the already strong connection between Nova Scotia and Maine. Both the Jetport and Yarmouth International offer excellent facilities, competitive fares and convenience for travelers on both sides of the border," said Bradbury.
 
Initially the non-stop service to the Yarmouth International Airport Corporation will be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Flights are scheduled to depart, from the Northeast Air General Aviation Terminal at 11 am and return from Yarmouth at 4 PM Yarmouth time.  Round trip flights start at $400 per person, plus taxes.  
 
Twin Cities will be operating the service with a Cessna 402C which offers comfort for up to seven passengers, is equipped for all weather flight and has a cruise speed of 210 mph. The flights will be 1 1/2 hours each way.
 
Starlink Aviation had previously offered a Portland to Yarmouth air service but the company decided to end the service last November.  Bradbury said Jetport staff had been involved in discussions with Twin Cities and Yarmouth Airport since Starlink ceased its operations.
 
"We feel it is important to continue the Portland link to Yarmouth and Nova Scotia," he said.
 
David Rankin, executive director, Yarmouth International Airport Corporation Executive Director said the return of a regular air service to Portland "is great news for Yarmouth, the region and the province.
 
“After a slight interruption in service, we’ve found an excellent partner in Twin Cities Air Service, who share our view of the economic feasibility of the Yarmouth to Portland air route,” he said.
 
Nate Humphrey, president of Twin Cities Air Service said that as a fixed-based, full-service air carrier, the Yarmouth to Portland route fits perfectly with his company's business model.
 
“Having been a charter company for years, customers will enjoy the benefit of our flexibility in scheduling flights. We are certain this partnership will create even more opportunities going forward.”
 
For further information on the Yarmouth to Portland air service, including flight schedules and fares, visit www.yarmouthairport.ca.