A quick look back at the history of Pease leads to some answers as to what the future might hold for Portsmouth International Airport at Pease.

As noted at Peasedev.org 30 years ago, Pease Air Force base was closed for initial redevelopment and civilian flights taking off beginning in 1991.

Domestic and international passenger service began in 1993, according to the website, and it has ebbed and flowed in the years that followed since.

While Frontier Airlines is ceasing operations next month, the future holds huge possibilities as a major runway reconstruction will allow a wider array of aircraft and broader passenger service offerings potentially, according to seacoastonline.com. I

t would seem Portsmouth could be a major reliever airport to Boston and a more convenient option for NH Seacoast residents than Manchester or Portland, and the commerce and jobs that would come with a major growth.

Portsmouth is a city on the move, it seems likely its airport will follow.

What about you? Have you traveled out of Portsmouth International at Pease? Would you like to see it expand?

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