Presque Isle International Airport (PQI) serves the residents of Presque Isle and a vast area of northern Maine and northwestern New Brunswick. United Airlines flights to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) with connections beyond are subsidized by the federal government’s Essential Air Service program. The airport has the second longest active commercial service runway in Maine at 7,439 feet. It was once hub to Aroostook Airways, a commuter airline in the 1970’s, with service to several cities throughout New England.
The airport, itself, is a facility steeped in military and civilian history. It dates back to the 1930’s. More information can be obtained by visiting the Presque Isle Air Museum. Here you can find out how the airport played a strategic part in both WWII and the Cold War, as well as discover other fascinating historical facts. A few key historical moments are contained below.