PORTSMOUTH — Frontier Airlines is suspending its service between Portsmouth and Orlando, Fla., on July 6.
Corporate Communications Manager Zach Kramer said demand did not materialize as expected since the Denver-based airline started operating from Portsmouth International Airport seven months ago.
“We could not be more appreciative of the support from the community and our airport partner in Portsmouth,” Kramer said in a statement. “We invite our customers to explore the destinations Frontier serves from other area airports including Portland, Boston, and Providence.”
Frontier started offering flights between Pease International Airport and the Sunshine State in December. At the time, officials in Portsmouth were thrilled that there would be a second low-cost carrier on the Seacoast. Plans were to have Frontier fly round-trip nonstop flights to Orlando three times each week on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. There was talk about expanding to even more cities.
Allegiant Air also flies from Portsmouth to three locations in Florida, including Orlando Sanford International Airport. The airline doubled down on its efforts to keep the Seacoast market by increasing the number of its flights after Frontier started at Pease.
Allegiant also offers flights from Portsmouth to South Carolina.
Portsmouth International Airport Director Paul Brean could not be reached for comment Wednesday.