Breeze Airways is launching 10 new nonstop routes from TPA, and destinations include Charleston; Louisville; Oklahoma City; Tulsa; Norfolk; Bentonville/Fayetteville, Ark.; Akron/Canton, Ohio; Richmond, Va.; Columbus, Ohio; and Huntsville, Ala. Tampa International Airport made the announcement in a release on their website.
Breeze Airways is described as 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.
Nonstop service to Charleston aboard Breeze Airways
“Tampa International Airport is proud and excited to be a part of this historic launch with Breeze Airways,” TPA CEO Joe Lopano said. “Home to one of America’s favorite airports known for excellent service and strong business partnerships, the Tampa Bay community is committed to supporting this innovative new airline.”
Here’s a bit more info about the concept courtesy of Tampa International Airport:
“Breeze is Neeleman’s fifth airline start-up, after JetBlue, Brazil’s Azul, Canada’s WestJet, and Utah-based Morris Air, which was later purchased by Southwest Airlines. Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Breeze will focus most flights from four markets: Tampa, Charleston, New Orleans, and Norfolk, Va.”
Hop on the Super Nice Airline
Guests may choose from fares that include “Nice” regular seating, or “Nicer” seats with extra legroom. All Embraer aircraft will be a two-by-two seat configuration, so there are no middle seats.
Flights from TPA to Charleston are set to launch next week.
“This is a major win for the Tampa Bay area and the entire team who helped make this announcement possible,” said Bob Rohrlack, President & CEO of the Tampa Bay Chamber. “Our businesses are excited to introduce more visitors to all the great things our region has to offer.”
About the Breeze Airways vessels:
Breeze will operate 13 single-class Embraer aircraft this summer, flying routes with an average flight length of under two hours. The ten E190 jets will be configured to seat 108 guests while the three E195 aircraft will have 118 seats. Guests may choose from fares that include “Nice” regular seating, or “Nicer” seats with extra legroom. All Embraer aircraft will be a two-by-two seat configuration, so there are no middle seats.
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