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Airport Overview

Portland International Jetport is a public airport. It is owned and operated by the City of Portland, Maine.

PWM is located two miles (3 km) west of downtown Portland, in Cumberland County, Maine, United States. It covers 726 acres (293 ha) of land.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • Portland International Jetport is the busiest airport in the state.
  • A survey conducted in June 2011 found PWM to be the most affordable airport in the region, and the third most affordable in New England.
  • In 2018, the jetport handled more than 2 million passengers for the first time.
  • In 2020, PWM received $4.5 million in federal funds to construct a 1,200-foot-long taxiway connecting runways.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Travelers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours before their scheduled departure, especially during the early morning (5:30 a.m. – 7 a.m.), mid-morning/early afternoon (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.), or early evening (5 p.m. – 7 p.m.) rush periods.
  • Passengers should make sure they do not have any sharp items, such as nail clippers, scissors, pocket knives, and metal nail files in carry-on luggage.
  • Baggage must never be left unattended in public areas.
  • Please have a look at the PWM Airport Map before visiting the airport.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be picked up and dropped-off at the curb. However, remember that no parking or waiting is allowed.
  • If drivers need to wait, they can go to the special area to park and wait for travelers, in the small lot across from baggage claim.

Flight Status

  • Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Portland Jetport Airport.
  • Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
  • To get the best fares, book a flight at PWM here.

Airport Terminals

Portland International Jetport Airport has one main terminal with 11 gates and three levels.

Level 1

Here you can find the ticketing and baggage claim area.

Level 2

Flight gates can be found on Level 2.

Level 3

This level has security and a skybridge.

To see the terminal location and for more information, please refer to the PWM Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

The various airlines served at Portland International Jetport Airport are American Airlines, Cape Air, United Express, and more.

View the full list of airlines served at PWM Airport here.

Airport Parking

Short-Term Parking

One of the most convenient parking options, the short-term parking is available at reasonable rates.


First 30 Minutes - Free!

$1 - Per 30 minutes

$48 - Per day

Long -Term Parking

For passengers looking to park for a longer duration, can use the long-term parking lot.

Green Lot - $14/day (credit only)

Blue Lot - $14/day (Cash or Credit)

Ground Transport

Many transport options are available for passengers from Portland Jetport Airport. There are a number of options to choose from including rental cars, taxis, public transportation, and more.

Rental Cars

The rental car companies are conveniently located at the consolidated car rental atrium inside the new parking garage; just a few steps from the terminal.


Taxi service is available from the first flights in the morning to the last flights in the evening at the PWM Airport.

Public Transport

Greater Portland Transit District METRO provides bus service throughout Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and the Maine Mall area of South Portland. Route #5 travels to and from the Portland Jetport into downtown Portland with connections to other METRO routes, Amtrak, South Portland Bus and ZOOM (with connections to Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach).

Amenities & Services

For visitors to have a great stay, Portland Jetport Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:

  • Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Restaurants and cafes.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
  • Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.

Contact Information

Address: 1001 Westbrook St, Portland, ME 04102, USA


Phone: (207) 874 8877

Portland Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • In January 1934, a statewide airport survey was conducted by Captain Harry M. Jones of the Maine Emergency Relief Administration (MERA), a state division of the Federal New Deal public works programs launched in November 1933.
  • In 1972, Northeast Airlines was bought by Delta Air Lines which retained its routes to Bangor, Boston, and New York.
  • By 1979, Delta had added Burlington, Vermont.
  • In 1995, a terminal building improvement project was undertaken to add two-second-level boarding gates, as well as additional space for ticketing, operations, departure lounge, concessions, and an international customs facility.
  • On June 7, 2007, AirTran Airways began seasonal service to Baltimore, and to Orlando.

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Portland Jetport Airport Q&A

Yes. However, when you pass through screening, you’ll probably be asked to remove the laptop from its carrying case.
No. There are currently no storage facilities available at the Airport.
PWM, the code given to the Jetport by the FAA, stands for Portland Westbrook Municipal. In the earliest days of aviation, pilots would navigate using a series of lights. The last set of lights before the runway in Portland was located in Westbrook.