It’s summertime in Maine, and we are ready for lobster rolls, big waves, and quaint scenery. Now you can get to Portland, Maine easier with Breeze Airways. It’s a new low cost airline offering point-to-point flights from smaller secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. The seriously nice airline comes from the mind of JetBlue founder David Neeleman. In 2021 Breeze Airways made its official debut at TPA with 10 routes to destinations such as Charleston, Louisville, Oklahoma City and Columbus.
The brand new Portland flights will operate Wednesday and Saturday. Additional new flights to Hartford, CT, just launched, and flights to Providence, RI, will launch in July.
Breeze offers affordable connections from TPA to the Northeast
“Here we grow again,” Tom Doxey, Breeze Airways’ President, said in a statement. “We always look for routes that people are traveling today but can’t get there nonstop. Hartford residents can now get to Tampa…twice as fast, for about half the price!”
“Tampa International Airport is delighted to see Breeze Airways expanding its offerings with nonstop options to three popular New England destinations,” Airport CEO Joe Lopano said. “With 11 routes now in service from TPA to cities across America, Breeze continues to be a valued airline partner dedicated to excellent service for our travelers.”
What to do in Portland
The Portland route, which is a new destination for Breeze, marks a return of nonstop service between TPA and Maine’s largest city for the first time since April 2022. Those interested in booking a trip early can do so on Breeze Airways’ website.
You can enjoy beautiful golf courses, eco tours, take a trip to the Maine Observatory, hit up the adventure resort, or go to the retro Junction bowling alley. Be sure to visit Eventide Oyster Co for their brown butter lobster rolls.
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