Penobscot Island Air

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Penobscot Island Air
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IATA ICAO Callsign
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FoundedDecember 10, 2004 (2004-12-10)
Rockland, Maine, U.S.
Operating basesKnox County Regional Airport
Fleet size4
Company slogan"The Shortest Distance Between Two Points"
Key peopleKevin Waters

Penobscot Island Air is a small regional airline based at Knox County Regional Airport, Maine, United States (RKD) operating from a private terminal. The airline operates scheduled service to the islands in Maine's Penobscot Bay, and offers private charter land and seaplane flights throughout the region.


Penobscot Island Air operates a fleet of Cessna aircraft equipped with both wheels and floats. The Penobscot Island Air fleet includes the following aircraft types (as of 21 May 2014).[1]


Penobscot Island Air operates scheduled cargo and passenger flights to the following destinations within the state of Maine (as of 20 March 2016).

Charter flights are routinely flown to a number of airports including:

  • Bangor
  • Bar Harbor
  • Belfast
  • Biddeford
  • Big Green
  • Brunswick Executive
  • Criehaven
  • Portland
  • Stonington
  • Wiscasset

Accidents and incidents[edit]

  • On October 5, 2011 a Cessna 207A crashed while attempting to land at Matinicus. The pilot and sole occupant of the cargo flight was killed.
  • On July 17, 2011 a Cessna 206G made a water landing shortly after takeoff from Matinicus. The four occupants of the aircraft were rescued from the ocean.[2]
  • On June 26, 2017 a Cessna 206 crashed shortly after take off from Vinalhaven. The pilot and sole occupant was taken to the Knox County Hospital with none life-threatening injuries.
  • On September 1, 2017 a Cessna 206 crash near Harpswell, Maine


  1. ^ "Our Fleet". Penobscot Island Air. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  2. ^ Betts, Stephen. "NTSB report blames pilot error in 2011 island air crashes". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 21 May 2014.