In this Jan. 8, 2018, file photo, a Delta Air Lines Connection regional jet operated by GoJet Airlines takes off from Logan International Airport in Boston. Credit: Charles Krupa | AP

Delta will restart nonstop service from Bangor to Detroit Metro Airport in June, Bangor International Airport officials said Tuesday.

The airline will fly in and out of Bangor on Saturdays from June 8 through Aug. 10 this year. The Saturday flights will arrive at Bangor International Airport at 12:16 p.m. and depart Bangor at 12:51 p.m. Airport officials said they hope the service will expand in 2020 if the restarted route attracts enough passengers.

Delta stopped its Bangor-to-Detroit service in November 2016.

According to Bangor International Airport Director Tony Caruso, the airport saw more than 600,000 passengers in 2018, a 10 percent increase over 2017 traffic, despite the fact that Delta dropped its service to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York in October 2018.

Delta currently has routes from BIA to New York’s LaGuardia Airport, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.’s Reagan National. BIA also offers flights to Philadelphia, Charlotte and Reagan National via American Airlines; Chicago O’Hare and Newark Liberty via United; and Sanford/Orlando and Tampa/St. Petersburg, both in Florida, via Allegiant Airlines.

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