Northeast Air readies new Portland terminal

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Northeast Air has unveiled its new US$3.5m private terminal at Portland International Jetport, which is expected to be fully operational during the first week of August.

The facility, based in Portland, Maine, has involved several years of design and planning, and will offer improved services for passengers and their crew, with a new pilots’ lounge and flight-planning room. There is also a two-storey glass-enclosed waiting room, where arriving and departing passengers can sit and watch the air traffic.

Employing around 75 staff, Northeast Air has been stationed at Portland Jetport for nearly 50 years, providing fuel, maintenance and repair services to private aircraft. The company is also a factory service center for one of the world’s top turboprop aircraft, built by Pilatus Switzerland.

Commenting on the new private terminal building, Northeast Air president Henry Laughlin said, “The Portland Jetport is an important aviation gateway to Maine, not only for vacationers but also for major business leaders and investors who have companies here, or may be considering a location in the state of Maine.

“We have to make the best first impression we can. That’s why we are making this investment and why the owners of private jets and aircraft enjoy coming to Northeast Air.”

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