The Most Scenic Airport in Maine Has Unbelievable Views

Written by Devika Khosla
Published: December 11, 2023
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Fondly known as the “Pine Tree State,” Maine is blessed with natural beauty in abundance. From its rugged North Atlantic coastline to its pristine lakes and lush forests, Maine offers beautiful landscapes and vistas. Moreover, Maine has the most scenic airport with unbelievable views.

Portland, Maine, USA at Portland Head Light.

The Portland Head Light is visible along the coastline in Portland, Maine.

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One of the most notable parks in the state is Acadia National Park, located near Bar Harbor. The park spans over 49,000 acres and features granite peaks, woodlands, and freshwater lakes. It is a premier destination for hiking, biking, kayaking, birdwatching, and wildlife viewing.

Portland, Maine

The largest city in Maine is Portland. A multi-faceted city, Portland exudes an old-world charm with its historic Old Port district lined with cobblestone streets. In addition, the Portland Waterfront is the center of activity in the city. Piers and wharves connect to the historic Portland downtown dotted with stores, art galleries, and restaurants.

Portland International Jetport (PWM)

Portland International Jetport in Maine

The Portland International Jetport is the gateway to Portland, Maine.

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As the gateway to Maine, the Portland International Jetport (PWM) is a welcoming entry point for travelers wanting to experience the beauty of Maine firsthand. Moreover, the airport is a hub for many airlines, including Southwest Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and American Airlines. It is the largest and most scenic airport in Maine.

A granite pier at Mackworth Island in Casco Bay, Maine.

This granite pier is at Mackworth Island in Casco Bay near Portland.

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While taking off and landing, visitors are treated to unbelievable views of the city and state. Portland International Jetport is located near Casco Bay and offers an aerial view of the bay’s islands, including Peaks Island, Long Island, Great Diamond Island, Chebeague Island, Little Diamond Island, and Cliff Island.

Bangor International Airport (BGR)


Bangor, Maine offers beautiful waterfront views.

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In addition to Portland International Jetport, the other international airport in Maine is Bangor International Airport (BGR), which services major cities in the United States through airlines like United Airlines, Delta Airlines, and Allegiant Air. In addition to being a commercial airport, Bangor International Airport is also home to many military aircrafts.

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