Welcome to The Auburn-Lewiston Airport

Job Opportunities

Airport Line Technician

Starting pay $17/hour

For more information, or to send a résumé, contact: manager@flytomaine.com


Hours of Operation

Monday-Thursday 7AM – 7PM
Friday & Saturday 7AM – 5PM
Sunday 8AM – 5PM


East Ramp Construction Project (Update)

Dear Tenants and Stakeholders,

I want express that I am with you 100% when it comes to this project’s element of inconvenience. However, this project was set in motion last year when the bids were completed.

The Phase-1 of the East Ramp Project is scheduled to begin August 8, 2022, and end September 28, 2022. This project is funded by the Sponsors, the FAA, the Airport, and the State of Maine. This project was supposed to begin in April 2022, but was delayed by the contractor, which is allowed per the agreement. During the July 19, 2022, preconstruction meeting the tenants expressed that they would have preferred to have this as a phased project, which makes sense considering the timeline and the scope of work. However, the FAA and the State have a Construction Safety and Phasing Plan which needs to be followed – this includes an airspace safety plan. For either of these plans to be adjusted – at this point – the project would be pushed to the Spring of 2023. If this happened, the contractor would be allowed to rebid the project and the estimated cost increase (based on current inflation) would be an additional $450K. Then there would be the engineering costs to phase the project.

The other perspective is: If the Airport Management would have known more of the Tenant’s concerns about the project back in January 2022 to phase the project, there would be close to $225K in additional costs for engineering and trade time at that time. Considering most of this project is funded by the Sponsor, adjusting any of this project would be the sole burden of the Sponsor, which already subsidizes the Airport. The FAA has said it will not contribute to the additional costs.

If this project were to be cancelled, the Airport would need to repay, at a minimum, the FAA for its contribution of $140K, plus additional contractor expenses.

I am hoping when this project is completed, we can all look back on the improved pavement and enjoy it.

Please contact the Airport Manager if you have any questions.


James H. Scheller, C.M.
Airport Manager
Auburn-Lewiston Municipal Airport


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The Auburn-Lewiston Airport is a 627-acre Regional Reliever General Aviation facility that is one of the busiest in the State of Maine for runway operations. The airport supports local and regional general aviation, flight training, cargo, and a large volume of corporate activity.

We also do a little “camp” business in the summer. Last year, we averaged 144 runway operations per day or 52,750 annually, second only to Sanford Coastal Regional Airport in Sanford Maine.


                    The Connies


The Auburn-Lewiston Airport was home to two Lockheed Constellation L-1649A aircraft, also called the Super Constellation Starliner, (later shortened to Super Star or Starliner) and more commonly known as the Connie. Out of 44 Starliners built, only four of these still exist. The Constellation line was commissioned and designed by TWA’s owner, Howard Hughes, and used for commercial flights in the 1950 and 1960s. Several years later, in 2008, Lufthansa Technick North America started the restoration project at the Auburn-Lewiston Airport.

In 2018 the restored Connie was loaded onto a flatbed truck and shipped to JFK Airport in New York to be used as a cocktail lounge at the new TWA hotel located at the former TWA terminal. The other plane was packed up and shipped to Germany in hopes of restoring it there.

Further Reading:

Lufthansa Brings Back a Superstar From the 1950s

Rare Lockheed plane in Auburn getting a new life – as a cocktail lounge

TWA Hotel at JFK

Auburn-Lewiston Airport Terminal Building

A Public Institution

The cities of Auburn and Lewiston own and operate the airport through a nonprofit, quasi-municipal government corporation. Policy and strategic direction for the airport are set by a Board of Directors who meet in a public meeting at the airport. The Airport Board of Directors is comprised of an elected official, a city staffer, and a citizen at large from each city. In addition to those six, a representative from the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, the LA Metro Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Growth Council are also part of the Board of Directors. The Board employs the Airport Director to manage the day to day operations and to carry out the policies and strategies set by the Board.

Long & Rich History

The airport has a long history with the Twin Cities. Since its beginning in 1935, many improvements have occurred which have helped to meet changing aviation demands and community needs. During World War II, this airport served as an auxiliary training facility for the US Navy.

Serving The Public is Our Top Priority

We now thrive by serving the varied needs of corporate, charter, cargo, and recreational aviation activities. This diversity will continue into the future as we look at ways to build additional hangar capacity, improve ground access and parking, and explore the development of non-aeronautical revenue streams to provide the needed financial stability for the airport to continue its mission of providing a safe, economical transportation interchange for people and freight thereby enhancing the prosperity of the region.

Auburn-Lewiston Airport Staff


Auburn-Lewiston Airport Wings Of Freedom Tour