Key Points: 

  • Breeze Airways is set to expand its network by adding seven new cities and entering four new states in a significant growth strategy for the upcoming year.

  • The airline's expansion predominantly targets the U.S. East Coast, along with notable additions on the West Coast including Grand Junction Regional Airport to San Francisco and John Wayne Airport in California.

  • Breeze Airways aims to bridge under-served markets, with new flights to a variety of regional airports enhancing connectivity across the U.S.

Breeze Airways Expands its Reach Across the United States

Breeze Airways, a growing U.S. carrier, has unveiled plans for an ambitious expansion in its network, which includes the introduction of seven new cities and the extension of its operations into four additional states. This expansion, comprising 14 new routes, primarily focuses on the East Coast of the United States but also incorporates significant new services on the West Coast.

Strategic Growth Along the East and West Coasts

Among the new destinations, Breeze Airways will initiate flights from Grand Junction Regional Airport in Colorado to San Francisco and John Wayne Airport in California, marking a notable expansion on the West Coast. Additionally, the airline will launch services to six other destinations including Evansville Regional Airport in Indiana; Dane County Regional Airport in Madison, Wisconsin; Myrtle Beach International Airport in South Carolina; New York Stewart International Airport; Patrick Leahy Burlington International Airport in Vermont; and Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport in Pennsylvania.

Breeze Airways President Tom Doxey emphasized the carrier's strategy of connecting under-served markets by introducing nonstop flights between cities that previously lacked such services.

Enhancing Regional Connectivity and Airport Offerings

The new routes include an expansion of Breeze Airways' presence in the greater New York area, building upon existing services to Long Island MacArthur Airport and Westchester County Airport. Starting February 15 and 16, the airline will offer bi-weekly flights from New York Stewart International Airport to Orlando, Florida, and Charleston, South Carolina, respectively.

Kevin O’Toole, Chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, welcomed the airline’s addition to Stewart International Airport, highlighting the value of offering direct, affordable flights to Florida and South Carolina during the winter season. The airport, located approximately 65 miles from Manhattan, currently offers routes operated by Play and Allegiant Air.

Regional airport executives, including Nate Hahn from Evansville Regional Airport and Jeff Hurd from Grand Junction Regional Air Service Alliance, expressed enthusiasm over Breeze Airways' entry into their markets. They recognized the airline's expansion as a testament to community support and a significant win for their respective regions.