The future of flying is here. And it sounds like a breeze.
That’s what Breeze Airways prides itself on, and bringing its customers “Seriously Nice” flights and fares.
Just over a year old, the airline is expanding rapidly with one-fifth of its destinations in Florida, including Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, which recently celebrated its inaugural flights to Las Vegas and Charleston, South Carolina, according to a News-Press report.
Thinking of booking a flight with Breeze Airways the next time you travel? Here’s what you need to know about the budget airline.
Breeze Airways started by David Neeleman, co-founder of JetBlue
Breeze provides nonstop service between underserved routes across the U.S. at affordable fares, according to its website.
The airline was founded by CEO David Neeleman, who launched four airline carriers including Azul, JetBlue, Westjet and Morris Air. It debuted service in May 2021 with a focus on the southeastern U.S.
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How much do fares cost on Breeze Airways? Does it offer first class?
When booking a flight with Breeze, guests will be offered three price bundles for service: “Nice,” “Nicer,” and “Nicest.”
A “Nice” fare means seat selection fees can range from $10 to $40. This option does not include a checked bag, which will cost you $20 regardless of weight.
A “Nicer” fare includes a checked bag and free seat selection, extra legroom, priority boarding and a water bottle and KIND bar.
The “Nicest” package is exactly how it sounds. Guests choosing this flight experience will automatically get a first-class seat, two checked bags, priority boarding and a complimentary snack and drink.
While amenities will vary by class and plane, all flights will offer food and drink for purchase and in-flight entertainment. Flyers can cancel or change their flight up to 15 minutes before the scheduled departure, according to its website.
Breeze Airways destinations
Breeze Airways currently services 30 destinations across the country, including six in Florida: Fort Myers, Sarasota, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Tampa and Orlando.
Here’s a list of airports the airline currently flies to:
- Akron/Canton, Ohio (CAK)
- Bentonville/Fayetteville, Arkansas (XNA)
- Charleston, South Carolina (CHS)
- Columbus, Ohio (CMH)
- Fort Myers, Florida (RSW)
- Hartford, Connecticut (BDL)
- Huntsville, Alabama (HSV)
- Islip, New York (ISP)
- Jacksonville, Florida (JAX)
- Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)
- Los Angeles, California (LAX)
- Louisville, Kentucky (SDF)
- Nashville, Tennessee (BNA)
- New Orleans, Louisiana (MSY)
- Norfolk, Virginia (ORF)
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (OKC)
- Orlando, Florida (MCO)
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PIT)
- Providence, Rhode Island (PVD)
- Provo, Utah (PVU)
- Richmond, Virginia (RIC)
- San Bernardino, California (SBD)
- San Francisco, California (SFO)
- Sarasota, Florida (SRQ)
- Savannah, Georgia (SAV)
- Syracuse, New York (SYR)
- Tampa, Florida (TPA)
- Tulsa, Oklahoma (TUL)
- West Palm Beach, Florida (PBI)
- Westchester County, New York (HPN)
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Breeze Airways route map
Here’s a map of routes that Breeze Airways currently serves as of June 2022:
What kind of planes does Breeze Airways use?
Breeze Airways has three different types of airplanes in its current fleet: the Airbus A220-300 and Embraer 190 and Embraer 195 aircraft.
The Airbus A220-300 is its largest, offering amenities such as first-class seats and is slated to have in-flight access to WiFi at the end of 2022, according to its website.
Fort Myers News-Press and Naples Daily News senior business reporter Laura Layden contributed to this report.