• Breeze Airways is set to introduce nine new routes from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers this November.

  • Among these routes, Breeze will pioneer services to previously unserved destinations such as New Orleans, Norfolk, Virginia, and Akron-Canton Airport, Ohio, with a mix of bi-weekly and thrice-weekly flights.

  • With this expansion, Breeze Airways will operate a total of 58 routes to and from Florida.

Breeze Airways, the U.S. aviation startup, is set to roll out nine new routes from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers, taking its total destinations from the hub to 13. These additions, slated for a November kickoff, are aimed at capturing the seasonal traffic until spring 2024.

As colder seasons near, Breeze anticipates a surge in travelers from the U.S. northeast and midwest, seeking the warmth of Fort Myers. David Neeleman, Breeze’s CEO, remarked on the potential of these destinations in a recent statement.

Starting November 2, Breeze will pioneer services to New Orleans and Norfolk, Virginia, operating them twice a week — routes that no other airline presently serves.

On November 15, Breeze will introduce a twice-weekly service to Richmond, Virginia, and a 4X-weekly service to Pittsburgh International Airport. The Fort Myers to Richmond route adds a novel destination to RSW's roster.

A day later, on November 16, Breeze will launch thrice-weekly flights connecting Fort Myers with Akron-Canton Airport, Ohio, and Columbus, Ohio. Additionally, the carrier will offer bi-weekly flights to Louisville, Kentucky.

Come November 17, Breeze will be the sole operator on the Fort Myers to Syracuse, New York, route, flying twice a week. On the same day, they will also initiate a bi-weekly service to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, North Carolina.

The carrier's fleet boasts a combination of Airbus A220 and Embraer 190/195 planes.

Ben Siegel, RSW's Executive Director, expressed his enthusiasm over Breeze’s expansion, noting the inclusion of five markets previously unserved. Currently, Breeze operates four routes from Fort Myers, encompassing destinations like Charleston, South Carolina; Hartford, Connecticut; Las Vegas; and Providence, Rhode Island.

With these new inclusions, Breeze’s Florida-centric network will boast 58 routes.