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Carrier PenAir links Logan to remote locales

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — This remote city in northernmost Maine is connected to Boston by three commercial flights a day, courtesy of an airline started in 1955 by an Alaskan fur trapper who wanted to cover more ground than his sled dog team could handle.

That fur trapper’s company, which became Anchorage-based PenAir, is building a mini-hub at Logan International Airport to serve the Northeast. The newest spoke, launching Thursday, will send nonstop flights to Long Island MacArthur Airport in Islip, N.Y., which serves a market of 2 million people.

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