- Associated Press - Thursday, April 28, 2016

BANGOR, Maine (AP) - Maine’s two U.S. representatives are proposing new legislation that they say will help create jobs by updating regulations that cause American airports to lose business to Canada.

U.S. Reps. Chellie Pingree and Bruce Poliquin say the measure would allow Cuban-bound flights to make technical stops at American airports for refueling and restocking.

Passengers would not be able to clear immigration or legally depart from the U.S.

Pingree and Poliquin say airlines prefer to use the same airport for their technical stops, and because of that many have moved their flights to Canada.

Pingree and Poliquin say the bill would benefit airports such as Bangor International Airport.


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