Northern Maine Regional Airport leadership and staff launched a major initiative to better position it as the airport of choice for travelers from across the region back in August.

The airport opened an online survey so that a broader range of people from the community could offer their feedback. This is the opportunity for the public to advocate for what it wants in air service. For example, it could lead to non-stop destinations in Florida.

According to Scott Wardwell, Airport Director “Improvements like non-stop service to Florida are only going to happen if the flying public expresses an overwhelming interest. An online survey is a perfect way for the public to demonstrate just that”.

To date approximately 300 surveys have been completed. The survey is available in English and in French. The survey opened on August 1 and was originally scheduled to close on September 30. In order to maximize the number of surveys, the closing date has been extended to October 14th. At the close of the survey, one participant will be randomly selected to receive a round-trip ticket to Boston on PenAir.

Once the survey closes, feedback will be compiled into a report. This information will be used to inform the next phase of the airport’s re-positioning initiative. The project has been developed by Sixel Consulting Group, an international, aviation focused firm.
To access the survey visit the Central Aroostook County Chamber of Commerce website http://www.pichamber.com/ or Facebook page. A link to the survey can also be found on the City of Presque Isle website http://presqueislemaine.gov/airport/.

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