New service from Allegiant

Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today celebrates new, nonstop jet service between Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (PSM) via Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) and Orlando / Sanford International Airport (SFB). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, will offer introductory fares as low as $71* one way.

The recent government shutdown and furlough of TSA personnel delayed the acquisition and installation of necessary security equipment, preventing the airline from operating the inaugural flight out of Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. Passengers will depart out of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport for the short-term while the outstanding items are resolved.

„We are excited to be the first commercial air service at Pease in over five years,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. „Making this first flight was important to us. We appreciate the efforts of Portsmouth and Manchester airports for working quickly to allow us to get our passengers to their destinations as scheduled. We expect to have all the equipment in place soon, and are confident Portsmouth residents will appreciate the convenience of flying nonstop to Orlando and the added savings of bundling their air, hotel and car rental reservations together.”

The new flights will operate twice weekly between Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (PSM) and Orlando / Sanford International Airport (SFB). Flight days, times and the lowest fares can be found at

Pease Development Authority Executive Director Dave Mullen said, „We apologize for the inconvenience to Allegiant passengers for the temporary delay in commencing service from Portsmouth International Airport and hope to have TSA operational as soon as possible. In the interim, we thank Manchester-Boston Regional Airport for working with Allegiant to ensure passengers can continue their travel plans to Florida while we complete TSA’s installation at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. We are confident that once service operates out of Portsmouth that the traveling public will appreciate the value and convenience of flying out of our airport.”

Located in the heart of Central Florida, Orlando is home to the world’s most exciting theme parks and has plenty of shopping, dining, outdoor activities and entertainment. Allegiant partners with more than 60 of the Orlando area’s most exciting hotel properties, provides low-cost car rental service through its partnership with Alamo Rent a Car and offers great deals on activities such as theme park tickets, dinner shows, and day tours. Portsmouth travelers can book their entire Orlando vacation for less by visiting

Portsmouth residents can now get more out of their vacation when they book airfare and hotel on Current deals include:

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About the $71* one-way fares:
Seats are limited. Fare price includes taxes and fees. Fares are one-way and not available on all flights. Must be purchased by Nov. 1, 2013, for travel by April 29, 2014. Price reflects debit card discount; credit card price higher. Fares may not be available on all flights; restrictions apply. For baggage fees, please visit Additional restrictions may apply.

Source / Author: Allegiant Air