Wednesday, 11 July 2018 13:33

Bangor International Airport celebrating 50th anniversary this month

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BANGOR - Bangor International Airport is celebrating its 50th anniversary this month.

Once known as Godfrey's Field, it is seen today as one of the fastest-growing regional airports in the country. The Bangor Historical Society spent Tuesday taking a look at the airport's extensive history.

 

"Today was the second installment of our brown bag lunch series. They're held on the second tuesday of the month with different topics on things that focus on Bangor's history. Today, we talked about the upcoming 50th anniversary of Bangor International Airport," Melissa Gerety, the society executive director, said.

 

The airport grew in popularity throughout the years by becoming a common point of entry into the United States. It provided for planes needing to refuel, along with customs and immigration checks. Today, those services are available 24 hours a day.

 

Since opening in 1968, Bangor International Airport has grown and continues to become more convenient for those looking to fly.