Cape Air announced earlier this year it would pull out of Lancaster as soon as a successor could be found.
A discount airline wants to provide nonstop jet service between Lancaster and Orlando — if the local airport authority pays its expenses here.
Allegiant Air has contacted the Lancaster Airport Authority to express interest in flying the route twice a week.
“It’s not as glamorous as it might appear,” David Eberly, airport director, said.
“They’re in a lot of smaller communities like Lancaster, and they don’t want to pay the community anything.”
In a separate development, the authority has asked the federal government to subsidize daily service to a new city on a new carrier.
But it will keep flying between here and Baltimore-Washington International until a successor starts operating here.
“Cape Air is committed to providing uninterrupted, great daily air service … until another airline can begin,” said Andrew Bonney, vice president of planning.
Whether another airline offers to serve Lancaster, and which city it would fly to, remains to be seen.