Sanford, Fla., September 10, 1999 – Pan American Airways announced the details of its scheduled passenger service between Portsmouth, N.H. and the Orlando Sanford Airport yesterday. Flights will begin October 7, 1999, and operate six days a week. The new flights will offer attractive rates and service to the local community traveling to the northeast, and quick and easy connections to Central Florida’s attractions for those arriving in Sanford.

David Fink, President of Pan Am said, "Pan Am’s return to scheduled service is an exciting milestone for the airline, and we intend to offer comfort unseen on other airlines and convenience unavailable at major airports."

Flights from Portsmouth, N.H., to Sanford, Fla., will depart at 8:30 a.m. and arrive at 11:10 a.m. Return flights will depart Orlando Sanford Airport at 1:20 p.m. and return to Portsmouth at 4:00 p.m. Initial fares are $108 each way and flights can be booked at the Airport or directly through Pan Am’s reservation center at 1-800-FLYPANAM. Pan Am hopes to offer additional destinations such as Gary/Chicago, Atlanta, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, in the coming weeks.

The Portsmouth airport, Pease International, is located forty miles from downtown Boston and is convenient to the Metro-Boston area. Like Orlando Sanford, Pease International provides free parking close to the terminal, short distances to gate areas, no long lines for check-in, and no lengthy waits for baggage claim.

A picturesque waterfront community settled in 1623, Portsmouth is the nation’s third oldest city. Enjoy a walk down the historic Portsmouth Harbor Trail, visit one of Portsmouth’s many museums, or catch a concert at one of Portsmouth’s year-round entertainment venues. Find additional ideas and information at

Orlando Sanford Airport is also a prime destination for leisure travelers. A short 40-minute drive puts visitors in the heart of the attractions area. Sanford and Seminole County also offer eco-tourism opportunities, extensive shopping areas, and historic sites and museums.