“Breeze always seeks to connect cities which have previously had no nonstop service,” said Breeze’s Chief Operating Officer Michael Wuerger. “Charleston, our largest base, is one of the largest routes from Phoenix without existing nonstop service today, so we’re excited to announce the first nonstop to connect these two fantastic destinations – along with our other new routes announced today.”
Breeze Airlines is expanding its service by adding four new routes between existing cities. Twice-weekly service will be available between Charleston and Los Angeles, as well as three flights a week between Westchester County Airport (HPN) and Nashville International Airport (BNA).
Breeze Airlines announced it had ordered 80 new Airbus A220-300 aircraft. These planes will be delivered one per month over the next six years, with the option to order an additional 40 planes.
Breeze is a business model that provides fast, efficient, and affordable air service between underserved city pairs. The airline focuses on using mid-sized aircraft, such as the A220-300. Breeze doesn't charge change or cancellation fees up to 15 minutes prior to departure and offers other benefits such as free family seating and a la carte pricing and upgrades including premium seating.
Breeze Continues Expansion by Establishing a Base at Rhode Island
Breeze plans to grow its network at Rhode Island T.F. Green International Airport (PVD) to 20 routes by 2023 over a 5 year period which they also expect to create 250 new jobs. The airline will base 8 jets at PVD that will increase the number of weekly departures from PVD to 44 by 2027.
United and other legacy carriers have cut service to smaller markets (like Provo). Breeze and other upstarts are trying to fill that market. First, they have get in to profit in order to survive long-term.