Portsmouth International Airport at Pease
|Portsmouth International Airport at Pease|
|IATA: PSM – ICAO: KPSM – FAA LID: PSM|
|Airport type||Public / Military|
|Owner||Pease Development Authority|
|Serves||Portsmouth, New Hampshire|
|Location||Portsmouth / Newington, New Hampshire, USA|
|Elevation AMSL||100 ft / 30 m|
Portsmouth International Airport at Pease (IATA: PSM, ICAO: KPSM, FAA LID: PSM), formerly known as Pease International Airport, is a joint civil and military use airport located one nautical mile (2 km) west of the central business district of Portsmouth, a city in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States. It is owned by the Pease Development Authority.
The airport is located within the Pease International Tradeport, a result of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Pease Air Force Base which was closed under Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission action in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
It shares the runway with the Pease Air National Guard Base, which is actively utilized by the 157th Air Refueling Wing (157 ARW) of the New Hampshire Air National Guard, an Air Mobility Command (AMC)-gained Air National Guard unit operating the KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft.
The airport served as a hub for Pan Am from 1998 until 2005, when all mainline Pan Am flights at the airport were suspended. It was also one of a handful of airports served by the short-lived Skybus Airlines, which ceased operation in the spring of 2008. Commercial airline service resumed with Allegiant Air starting on October 25, 2013.
Facilities and aircraft
Portsmouth International Airport at Pease covers an area of 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) at an elevation of 100 feet (30 m) above mean sea level. It has one concrete and asphalt paved runway designated 16/34 which measures 11,321 by 150 feet (3,451 x 46 m).
For the 12-month period ending October 1, 2007, the airport had 51,673 aircraft operations, an average of 141 per day: 68% general aviation, 22% military, 7% air taxi and 3% scheduled commercial. At that time there were 107 aircraft based at this airport: 52% single-engine, 19% multi-engine, 12% jet, 2% helicopter and 15% military.
Airlines and destinations
|Allegiant Air||Fort Myers/Punta Gorda, Orlando/Sanford|
- Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, official site
- FAA Airport Master Record for PSM ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective June 5, 2008.
- Pease International Tradeport, official site
- 157th Air Refueling Wing at Pease Air National Guard Base, official site
- DOD Support to manned space operations for STS-117
- Portsmouth International Airport at Pease official website
- (PDF), effective December 11, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for PSM, effective December 11, 2014
- Resources for this airport: