Allegiant Celebrates Start of Service between Portsmouth and Orlando

Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today celebrates the start of jet service between Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (PSM) and Orlando / Sanford International Airport (SFB). The company, known for its exceptional travel deals, is offering introductory fares as low as $87* 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 on Oct. 25. Allegiant operated flights out of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) for the first two weeks of service.

„We are excited to operate out of Pease and to be their first commercial air service in over five years,” said Andrew C. Levy, Allegiant Travel Company President. „We appreciate the efforts of the Portsmouth and Manchester airports and TSA for working quickly to get our passengers to their destinations as scheduled. We 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

„It’s been said that nothing worth having comes easy and that is very true of Allegiant’s first flight here at Portsmouth,” Pease Development Authority Executive Director Dave Mullen, said. „We deeply appreciate all the cooperation we’ve had from Allegiant and the diligent efforts of the TSA. We are especially pleased by the terrific response we’ve seen for these flights and vacation packages and hope that it bodes well for additional flights in the future.”

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:

Nightly specials at the Rosen Shingle Creek, near SeaWorld, and the Walt Disney World Dolphin, located in the Walt Disney World Resort.
Stay four nights and get your last night free with a hotel stay at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Additional restrictions may apply.
About the $87* 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. 15, 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