Bar Harbor Airlines Pilot Hat Badge 1st Issue
Bangor, ME/Houston, TX 1971-1991
The company was founded as Bar Harbor Airways in 1950. Bar Harbor Airlines started flying in 1971, using the Hancock County Airport as its hub. The airline made Boston's Logan International Airport its only permanent base, apart from the Bar Harbor airport hub. In April 1987, Texas Air Corporation purchased 50% of Bar Harbor Airlines, through a transfer of its ownership of Provincetown-Boston Airlines (PBA) to Bar Harbor. In 1989 Bar Harbor moved its headquarters to Houston, Texas from Maine after the state refused to renew a multi-million dollar tax break. They ceased operations in March, 1991.