Allegiant will begin service on October 25 at Pease International Airport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and two weeks later, on November 7, JetBlue will inaugurate flights from the Worcester Airport.
Both start-ups will offer service to Orlando, Florida.
Allegiant is a fast-growing, ultra-low-cost airline with a number of add-on fees for bags and service on board its flights. Pease officials reported strong demand for flights through the end of November and they are nearly sold out.
The last scheduled flights at Pease ended on April 4, 2008 when Skybus pulled out of the New Hampshire market. The rising cost of fuel at $115 a barrel made the business model of the airline unworkable despite a weekly load factor of over 90 percent.
In addition to Allegiant’s low fares, Pease offers free parking at its Portsmouth location.
In the last decade, Allegiant has grown to serving 14 vacation destinations and 99 communities nationwide. At one time Allegiant flew into the Worcester Airport but the airline pulled out in 2006 "
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