Big Sky to drop Canada-Boston flight

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Big Sky Airlines will cease service between Boston Logan International and Fredericton International airports starting January 7.

The regional, which operates the twice daily flights on behalf of Delta Air Lines using Raytheon Beech 1900Ds, had expected its Boston service to help it to the black after parent company MAIR Holdings posted a $2.5 million loss for the second quarter.

It attributed the losses to startup costs for its Northeast expansion and fuel costs, but MAIR president and CEO Paul Foley said during an earnings call the airline will be in the black “as [it] receives more aircraft” for the more lucrative Boston market.

A Fredericton International spokeswoman says the airport was told service between Boston and Fredericton is “too costly” to maintain.

The airport is “working to secure a flight to Boston,” and reviewing passenger needs, she says.

Big Sky was not available for comment.