Cheap fares, lesser hassles at Bellingham airport


Bellingham, 27th September: Those looking for cheaper and almost hassle-free travelling options should choose the Bellingham International Airport situated just southern border from Vancouver.  

Bellingham, 27th September: Those looking for cheaper and almost hassle-free travelling options should choose the Bellingham International Airport situated just southern border from Vancouver.

This small airport resembles a railroad depot in a small city where queues at the counters meant for buying tickets lead to area for getting your bags and baggage.

This tiny looking international airport has the facility to provide you with a sandwich instantly to satiate your taste buds, a fuming cup of an espresso, in case you feel the urge to drink something, and magazines to drag you out of the boredom.

This airport at Bellingham has the capacity for 9,000 passengers every month. And the fact that this airport is increasingly gaining popularity among travelers is evident from around 41,000 passengers recorded in the month of July this year although it was a bit difficult to accommodate such a high number of travelers, states Dan Zenk, the airport manager.

Cheaper airfares along with nonstop flights to some of the holiday hot spots including San Francisco, Las Vegas etc. are inviting more and more travelers, especially Canadians wishing to fly away from Vancouver.

No wonder, this airport at around 25-minute drive from the border crossing of Peace Arch has become the hub of airline activity, states Alex Shelton, a traveler at Bellingham.

Out of total travelers at Bellingham airport, nearly 55 percent are Canadians who love to take advantage of several discount airliners running flights from here. The biggest air carrier of Bellingham is Allegiant Air which offers nearly 54 nonstop flights to Los Angeles, Vegas, Palm Springs, Oakland, Long Beach, San Diego and Phoenix-Mesa.

The time taken for security checkups at Bellingham airport is a meager five minutes and you can rent a car at fairly cheap price. So, you can save a lot of bucks while traveling from this airport.

Bellingham international airport has been ranked as the most economical airports among 101 American airports by an online site of booking airline tickets, Cheapflights.com.

Presently, there are just three short distance airlines at Bellingham airport. Meanwhile, in January, daily nonstop flights will begin from Bellingham to Honolulu by Alaska Airlines.