Allegiant Air Pilots' Strike Could Stall Flights In Portsmouth

Apr 1, 2015

A labor dispute between the Las Vegas airline Allegiant Air and its pilots could affect passengers flying out of Portsmouth Airport.

Allegiant Air is the only commercial airline serving Portsmouth International. Airport manager Bill Hopper says airline let him know that its pilots’ union, Teamsters International, is planning to strike at 3am Thursday morning.

For now, Hopper says, the airport is planning business as usual “and we’ll see how things are in the morning.”

The airline has issued a travel advisory, and reports in a press release that it has taken legal action to try to prevent the strike, which “will likely disrupt flights and passengers in and out of all of our destinations.”

Allegiant Air runs six flights a week from Portsmouth to Sanford and Punta Gorda, Florida.

The only flight out tomorrow is scheduled to depart at 11:37a.m.