Portland airport would like to carry back intercontinental flights as pandemic vacation rebounds

PORTLAND, Maine — When it expands domestic flights for the duration of a COVID-19 pandemic vacation rebound, Portland International Jetport officials say future progress lies abroad.

Previous summer, the airport saw a surge in new travellers as the vaccine rollout and the scrapping of travel prohibitions inspired far more to just take flights to and from Maine. Us citizens traveled more than the latest Presidents Working day weekend in the maximum figures considering the fact that Thanksgiving. Portland adopted them in looking at high site visitors.

The Portland jetport has introduced a few new destinations this summer time: Portland-centered Elite Airways will be traveling to St. Augustine, Florida, in the Jacksonville metro spot and bringing again flights to Vero Seaside, Florida. Southwest will operate the airport’s to start with flight to Nashville, Tennessee, beginning in June.

People additions are in line with a variety of new non-prevent flights the jetport has added in current a long time. Increased U.S. flights now signify the airport have to acquire a seem at bringing worldwide flights back again, assistant airport director Zach Sundquist mentioned. It does not have any now and no key airline has presented them commonly there since Air Canada remaining in 2013.

“Our genuine potential alternatives lie in worldwide,” Sundquist reported.