Bar Harbor Airlines Saab-Fairchild SF340A
In 1985 Bar Harbor began to operate its
flights under a code-share agreement with Eastern Airlines.
When, therefore, in 1986, a fleet of Saab
340As (built under license by Fairchilds) was acquired,
were delivered in full Eastern Express livery, as seen in the above
shot by Rolf Wallner taken
as N404BH was
on short finals into Miami International in February of
1989. In 1987 Texas air
Corporation had acquired a 50% holding of Bar Harbor Airlines and
merged its previously acquired
in Provincetown-Boston Airline (through its purchase of PEOPLExpress)
into the New England
basically as a subsidiary. Three hubs were
established at Boston, Miami and Philadelphia.
The Miami, or
Southern System routes (in which the above Saab was operating) served a
cities radiating from Miami mostly in Florida.