A New Hampshire airport is offering $12 flights to Boston and New York, in conjunction with a promotion from Cape Air.
The promotion is an attempt by the airport and Cape Air (its only airline) to qualify for federal grant money by flying at least 10,000 passengers out of the airport in 2012.
The deal is certainly a good one and it appears that several people have taken up on the offer of $12 for a one way ticket from Lebanon Airport, according to Yahoo! News.
Trish Lorino, Cape Air’s director of marketing and public relations, stated:
“We’re basically sold out. That’s the highest number of enplanements for Lebanon Airport in quite a long time.”
The promotion for $12 flights was introduced on Christmas Eve and only lasts until the end of the year. Rick Dyment, manager of the Lebanon Airport, explained the reason that they are looking to get the $1 million in grant money, which will be given by the FAA once the airport hits their 10,000 goal, reports United Press International. Dyment explained:
“The typical projects would be safety, runway and taxiway projects, and equipment purchases. We would be able to improve the city’s airport with these funds.”
Cape Air and the New Hampshire are positive that their promotion for $12 flights will help them reach their goal before Monday. Lorino added:
“By us [Cape Air] lowering that fare, it was our attempt to support the airport and get them to the 10,000 enplanement level. The timing was ideal because it was a holiday week and people had flexibility and the freedom to travel.”
A round-trip flight from Lebanon Airport to Boston’s Logan Airport regularly costs about $130, making the $12 fare very tempting. The cost of the fare is fees and taxes on individual flights.
When passengers land in White Planes, New York, they are offered free ground transportation to midtown Manhattan. They can also enjoy free parking at Lebanon Airport during the deal’s time frame.
Would you take advantage of the Hew Hampshire airport’s promotion for $12 flights?