This New England airport had a record number of passengers in 2018

It's the first time that Portland International Jetport served more than two million passengers in a single year.

Portland International Jetport
Portland International Jetport in Portland, Maine. –Wiquan Ang / The Boston Globe

If you flew out of Portland International Jetport in Portland, Maine, last year, you helped the airport reach record-breaking attendance.

For the first time in its history, the airport served more than two million passengers during a single year, according to a statement from the airport. In 2018, a total of 2,134,430 passengers used the airport, up from 1,862,213 in 2017.

“2018 was a tremendous year for the Jetport,” said airport director Paul Bradbury in the statement. “This is the first time we’ve crossed the two million passenger threshold in a single year, and 14 percent growth on our all-time record speaks to the strength of the market we serve. Portland is a very popular destination and is further assisted by the overall strength of the Maine market.”


Last year, the jetport saw Frontier Airlines add service to Denver; Raleigh, N.C.; Orlando; Tampa; and Fort Myers, Fla. American Airlines operated summer seasonal service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport; and American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Southwest, and United added larger aircraft on multiple routes.

You can see which airlines serve the jetport — and their destinations — here.


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