SeaPort Reports Continued Growth in Arkansas Markets

(October 4, 2011) – SeaPort Airlines today announced record passenger traffic during the month of September 2011 in each of the four Arkansas communities served.  Traffic in SeaPort’s Arkansas markets increased 90% total year-over-year, ranging from 42% at El Dorado to 153% at Hot Springs.  Traffic was up 11.8% system-wide in SeaPort’s lower 48 markets.

 “We continue to be please with community response to SeaPort’s unique brand of service in each of the Arkansas communities and look forward to building on this success,” said Rob McKinney, President of SeaPort Airlines.

SeaPort recently announced an “Oktoberfares” fare sale in select markets.  Through October 9th, passengers can purchase tickets for flights starting at $19* for travel through November 15th.  Rules and restrictions apply.

Background

When SeaPort initiated service at Harrison, El Dorado, Hot Springs, and Jonesboro in October 2009, the communities had been without scheduled air service since 2007.  All four markets are served under the Essential Air Service program; however, continued growth has resulted in the addition of “speculative” flights above and beyond these EAS contracts in some of the Arkansas communities.

About SeaPort Airlines

Portland, Oregon-based SeaPort Airlines, Inc. operates daily scheduled flights in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Reservations can be made by calling 888-573-2767, at www.SeaPortAirlines.com, or through all major GDS systems. Follow SeaPort on Facebook, Twitter, and via their blog the SeaPort RePort.  SeaPort Airlines prides itself on its outstanding air service. Customers can expect to encounter a unique and personalized travel experience from the moment they arrive for check-in at the terminal until they reach their destination.

Oktoberfares Rules and Restrictions

Offer is based on availability. Fares must be purchased during the promotional period, through October 9th, 2011, and are good for travel on select routes with at least a three day advance purchase. Tickets are non-refundable, and itineraries cannot be changed. Travel must be between October 1st and November 15th, 2011.  Additional taxes and fees may apply.*

 Sale routes include Salina-Kansas City, Pendleton-Boise, Harrison-Kansas City, Hot Springs-Memphis, El Dorado-Dallas and now Hot Springs-Dallas and Boise-Idaho Falls.

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 *Taxes and fees apply.  A $4.50 PFC, $3.70 Segment Fee, and/or $2.50 9/11 Security Fee may apply depending on route.

About SeaPorter

SeaPort Airlines, Inc. offers scheduled passenger air service across 9 states. It’s air travel the way it should be – fast, friendly and convenient. Hometown service. Worldwide connections.
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