Florida Maintenance Issue Grounds Flight from Portsmouth
A flight was canceled Sunday morning from Portsmouth to Orlando-Sanford International due to a maintenance issue in Florida.
Portsmouth International Airport sent out the cancellation on its Twitter account at 7:30 a.m Sunday morning for Allegiant flight #2152 which had a scheduled departure of 10:36 a.m.
"Flight 2152 PSM-SFB canceled this morning due to a downline aircraft maintenance issue in Sanford. We know that unexpected disruptions to travel impact plans, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience to our passengers," spokeswoman Hilarie Grey told Seacoast Current.
Allegiant flies three times a week from Portsmouth to Orlando-Sanford which is located 45 minutes north of the city of Orlando. Allegiant's base is Sanford.
Grey said passengers may receive a refund, full credit voucher toward future travel, or re-accommodation to another Allegiant flight. Passengers also received an additional $150 in vouchers toward future travel.
Portsmouth has been preparing for the anticipated increase in summer travel and just completed a runway rehabilitation project, terminal expansion and added 12,000 extra feet with a new jet bridge according to Manager of Airport Administration Chasen Congreves.
He said that the airport had 230,000 passengers in 2019 with an average of 170,000 passengers annually over the past five years.
Allegiant just added added two direct routes from Portsmouth to Nashville and Tampa/St. Petersburg.
In a move that could bode well for future growth at Portsmouth Spirit Airlines announced it will start flying non-stop from Manchester-Boston to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Orlando and Tampa starting in October.