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New Subsidized Route: Presque Isle Maine to Newark with United

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New Subsidized Route: Presque Isle Maine to Newark with United

United has started selling tickets on their new Presque Isle (PQI) to New York (Newark EWR) subsidized flights. 600 seats a week. 2 fifty seat flights each weekday, one on each weekend day. Flights start July 2nd. Flights start at C$236 return. Parking at the airport is US$7 a day (about C$9). The airport is located 33km from Perth-Andover, 100km from Edmundston, 185km from Fredericton, 265km from Bathurst, 244km from Miramichi, 291km from Saint-Johnn and 355km from Moncton. And if you get really carried away, 518km from Charlottetown and 614km from Halifax.

If you are in Saint-John, remember to check prices out of Bangor (keeping in mind higher parking fees (US$10 a day, about C$13).

https://bangordailynews.com/2018/03/21/ ... r-service/

I can't imagine the return fare dipping below $235 very often, although 100 seats a weekday is a lot. I do expect connecting flights to have regular specials. United often uses regional airports to sell tickets on routes that aren't selling well (example, Asia and Australia). International routes would also be in mild competition with Air Canada and Westjet out of Fredericton. If prices are too high, people will simply fly out of Bangor, 257km from the Presque Isle airport.

One thing is for sure, 750,000 jet setting New Brunswickers now have an other way to get to New York City and beyond, especially on non-stop flights.

The lowest I found for Halifax-New York direct is $367.
https://www.google.ca/flights#flt=YHZ./ ... 0;sd:1;t:f

Bangor to New York cab be much cheaper (C$130 return), although if you drive there, you might be tempted to park for free at Concord (and perhaps Greyhound) and bus to New York City via Boston.
https://www.google.ca/flights#flt=BGR./ ... 0;sd:1;t:f

If you miss you flight back to your car at Presque Isle and United is being greedy, Cyr Bus Lines can be your plan B.
http://johntcyrandsons.com/daily-service/
Toronto is a very small part of Canada
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