As Americans are revving up their summer travel plans, JetBlue founder David Neeleman’s latest airline, Breeze Airways, is announcing its debut routes.

Breeze Airways is a budget airline that is going after those who want to fly nonstop on currently poorly served routes. On May 21, 2021, the company announced in a press release its 39 nonstop routes between 16 cities in the US, with more to come each week through July 22. These routes are hardly ever nonstop on other airlines, so passengers must stop at hub airports, which causes ticket prices to be much more expensive. Breeze Airways promises to offer cheap flights, currently starting with $39 one way as its basic introductory fare.

The fares

There will be three fare categories:

  • “Nice,” which is a basic economy seat with one personal item included.
  • “Nicer,” which will offer perks like more legroom, one personal item, one carry-on bag for the overhead bin, one checked bag, a complimentary drink and snack, and priority boarding
  • “Nicest,” which will offer a business-class experience and be introduced in the fall

Breeze Airways also promises no change or cancellation fees, with up to 24-months of reusable flight credit.

Breeze Airways’ main route network

From Tampa Bay, FL:

  • Charleston, SC (starting May 27)
  • Louisville, KY (May 28)
  • Tulsa, OK (June 4)
  • Norfolk, VA (June 10)
  • Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR (June 17)
  • Akron/Canton, OH (June 26)
  • Oklahoma City, OK (July 1)
  • Columbus, OH (July 3)
  • Huntsville, AL (July 22)
  • Richmond, VA (July 22).

From Charleston, SC:

  • Hartford, CT (starting May 27)
  • Tampa, FL (May 27)
  • Louisville, KY (May 28)
  • Norfolk, VA (June 10)
  • Akron/Canton, OH (July 8)
  • Columbus, OH (July 8)
  • New Orleans, LA (July 8)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (July 8)
  • Richmond, VA (July 8)
  • Huntsville, AL (July 15)
  • Providence, RI (July 22)

From Norfolk, VA

  • Charleston, SC (starting June 10)
  • Tampa, FL (June 10)
  • New Orleans, LA (July 15)
  • Columbus, OH (July 22)
  • Hartford, CT (July 22)
  • Pittsburgh, PA (July 22)
  • Providence, RI (July 29)

From New Orleans, LA

  • Charleston, SC (starting July 8)
  • Akron/Canton, OH (July 15)
  • Bentonville/Fayetteville, AR (July 15)
  • Huntsville, AL (July 15)
  • Louisville, KY (July 15)
  • Norfolk, VA (July 15)
  • Oklahoma, OK (July 15)
  • Richmond, VA (July 15)
  • Tulsa, OK (July 15)
  • Columbus, OH (July 16)

“These 16 cities are just the beginning for Breeze,” “The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s air service has meant many secondary markets and smaller cities have seen a significant reduction in flights. There are so many city pairs needing nonstop service around the country, we have a further 100 cities under consideration. Flying nonstop, Breeze will get you there in half the time, but also for about half the price,” said Mr. Neeleman in a press release.





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