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Pan Am to begin service between Orlando Sanford and Allentown, PA

Sanford, Fla., December 5, 2000 – Orlando Sanford International Airport welcomes new service on Pan American Airways (Pan Am) between Orlando/Sanford and Allentown, PA.  Pan Am will offer daily non-stop service to Allentown, PA via the Lehigh Valley International Airport beginning Monday, January 8, 2001.

The Lehigh Valley International Airport serves a population base of 2.4 million people who live within 40 miles of the airport. This region includes northern New Jersey and the northern suburban areas of Philadelphia. In addition, center city Philadelphia is within 50 miles, and the Newark and New York markets are within a 1 hour 30 minute drive.  The Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA area is located in the heart of the northeast corridor of Pennsylvania. With its multitude of colleges, universities and several fortune 500 corporations, the Lehigh Valley is known for its business friendly environment, high quality of life and diverse economy.

Dan Fortnam, Pan Am’s Vice President of Marketing, said: “Our experience in other markets where we have provided travelers with a metro-convenient alterative to the major congested airports has been very positive.” Fortnam added, “Passengers know full well that the extra few minutes drive to the smaller airports is more than re-gained when they can avoid delays, congestion and traffic.”

Flights will depart Allentown at 9:20 a.m. and arrive in Sanford at 11:30 a.m.  Return service will depart Sanford at 4:00 p.m. and arrive in Allentown at 6:20 p.m.

Orlando Sanford International Airport will provide scheduled passenger service on Pan Am to Allentown, PA; Bangor, ME; Boston/Portsmouth; Chicago/Gary; and MidAmerica St. Louis.

All scheduled service will use Pan Am's Boeing 727-200 reconfigured Clipper Class aircraft.  Reservations can be made on-line at www.flypanam.com or by telephone at 1-800-FlyPanAm.