Skybus Expanding At Portsmouth, Chicopee

Low-cost Skybus Airlines is continuing its rapid expansion at the Portsmouth, N.H., airport and will also be adding a second flight to its "Hartford" operation at Westover Metropolitan Airport in Chicopee, Mass. 

It’s all related to Skybus’ announcement of a new hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N. C., which seems to be related to its pullback from transcontinental routes in favor of shorter, eastern routes.

Starting on Jan. 15, Skybus will add two daily flights between Greensboro and Portsmouth. The Portsmouth airport, which Skybus bills as "Boston," already has two daily flights to Columbus. And it is scheduled to add two new flights in December between Portsmouth and Florida – one to St. Augustine and one to Punta Gorda.

So by mid-January, Skybus will fly six times a day out of Portsmouth.

On Jan. 17, it will add a daily flight between Chicopee and Greensboro. That will be in addition to its daily flight between Chicopee and Columbus.

Snap up tickets fast if you want ’em. Ten seats go for $10, plus taxes and fees, on each flight.


3 thoughts on “Skybus Expanding At Portsmouth, Chicopee

  1. Mark

    Good timing. My wife, kids, and I were looking for a way to spend spring break in late March. I just booked a roundtrip flight from Greensboro to Westover Metro and plan to spend four days in the Springfield and Hartford areas. Any suggestions on what to do with two kids (ages 6 and 3)? We’ll have a rental car.
    And y’all are welcome to visit North Carolina — one of your thirteen original sister colonies — anytime. Stay a while or connect on your way to Florida or the Gulf. :-)

  2. Jeanne Leblanc

    Hi Mark,
    Glad you’re coming to see us. Late March is not our most glorious month, but there’s still a lot to do. Bring warm jackets!
    I know that when my daughter was about 6 or 7 she just loved Old Sturbridge Village, in Sturbridge, Mass. It’s a living history museum with people in costume and livestock. If you get there by March 23, you could see some maple sugaring, which is always fun.
    If you’re into living history museums, you could keep going west to Plimoth Plantation,, which recreates the original pilgrim settlement there. Or if it’s all about the seafaring, come on down to the Connecticut coast for Mystic Seaport,, the largest maritime museum in the country. (This could be combined with a farther drive out to see the mansions in Newport, R.I.)
    If you’d like to see some maple sugaring,
    you could check in with the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association, to see what’s happening. You might have to head farther north, though, into New Hampshire, depending on your dates. Climate change has been pushing the season earlier in recent years.
    Of course Boston is full of attractions, Springfield has the National Basketball Hall of Fame and Hartford has both the Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe houses.
    Maybe some other folks have ideas?

  3. grammbo

    But if you are a museum type of family, the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford ( is a world class art museum. And the New Britain Museum of American Art ( is worth visit also.
    And depending on the weather, some of the local ski areas might still be open with beginner packages.
    so enjoy our area. you will find plenty to do.


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