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Silver Airways Returns For Full Summer At Bar Harbor Airport

BAR HARBOR, Maine - An airline that stepped in when another company canceled air service is returning to the Bar Harbor-Hancock County Airport this summer. Brad Madeira, the airport's manager, said Florida-based Silver Airways' Saab SF-340B twin-engine aircraft will carry up to 34 passengers in daily trips between Bar Harbor and Boston's Logan Airport during the busy part of the tourist season. The Bangor Daily news reports that Alaska-based PenAir announced last May that it wasn't renewing its contract, but Silver Airways quickly filled the void. The airport has a year-round carrier, Cape Air, but airport officials say it's important to have extra seats during the busy summer months.