National Survey Finds Portland International Jetport is Region’s Most Affordable

Article Post Date: August 16, 2011

National Survey Finds Portland International Jetport is Region’s Most Affordable

The Portland International Jetport is the region's most affordable airport whether flying to a domestic or international destination according to a survey released yesterday by Cheapflights.com.

The survey was based on June 2011 data using the top 101 most searched airports by Cheapflights.com users, averaging the prices they found on flights to the most popular domestic and international destinations.  Portland International Jetport ranked 1st in the region, 3rd in New England, and 49th in the country with an average fare of $394. Of the region’s other airports, Manchester ranked 59th with an average fare of $411, while Boston's Logan Airport was 86th with an average fare of $464.

 Out of all airports in New England, only Connecticut's Bradley International and Rhode Island's Theodore Francis Green State were cheaper than the Jetport. Vermont's Burlington International came in 53rd with an average fare of $403.  

Portland International Jetport Director Paul Bradbury said the survey results echoed what research carried out by the Jetport has found."Our research also shows that Portland International Jetport is the region's most affordable airport. The Cheapflight.com survey is public acknowledgment and recognition of this," said Bradbury. "What the survey doesn't show is that there are other savings to be had by using the Jetport. There is for example the savings in travel costs and time by not having to drive or take the bus to Boston or Manchester. The Jetport is all about convenience for the traveler - it's already easy to get to and effortless to navigate through. In addition, once the new terminal expansion is open for business on October 2nd, it's only going to get even easier." 

On notifying Portland International Jetport management of the findings of the survey, Cheapflights.com representative Martin Clinton stated that with so much being said about the increasing costs of travel, it was refreshing to be able to focus on those airports that provide the most value to the traveling public. "I've flown into and out of Portland several times over the years and have had nothing but pleasant experiences, and incredibly short waits," he said.