Portland, ME (April 18, 2023) – Breeze Airways, the newest, nicest domestic low-fare airline, announced today that it will be adding a fifth nonstop route from Portland, ahead of the airline’s launch on May 17, to New York’s Long Island.
The new summer seasonal route to New York-Islip will begin on June 28, with fares starting from just $49* one way. Breeze will also be adding one-stop/no plane change BreezeThru service from Norfolk, VA, on Thursdays and Sundays, complimenting the already announced nonstop service between the two cities on Mondays and Fridays, starting June 2, as well as BreezeThru service to Orlando, FL, starting September 21.
From Portland, ME, to:
• Tampa, FL (Wed and Sat, starting May 17); and
• Charleston, SC (Mon and Fri, starting May 19);
• Norfolk, VA (Summer seasonal, Mon and Fri, starting June 2; BreezeThru service on Thurs and Sun, starting June 28);
• Pittsburgh, PA (Summer seasonal, Mon and Fri, starting June 2);
• New York-Islip, NY (Summer seasonal, Wed and Sat, starting June 28, Nice from $49* one way; Nicer from $89); and
• Orlando, FL (One stop/no plane change BreezeThru service on Sun and Thurs, starting September 21).
“Breeze starts service from Portland on May 17,” said David Neeleman, Founder and CEO of Breeze Airways, “but we’re already at five nonstop destinations before our first flight even touches down next month. We expect this new summer seasonal service, nonstop to Islip, will be as popular as our other PWM routes have proven already. We look forward to further growth from Portland.”
"We are excited to see Breeze Airways continue to invest and expand in the Portland, Maine market" said Paul Bradbury, Airport Director. "Today's announcement of a fifth destination to New York-Islip before our first flights next month is brilliant! We thank Breeze for their commitment to our market and look forward to welcoming passengers to Maine this summer" he continued.
Guests on Breeze may choose from three price bundles that are offered as ‘Nice’, ‘Nicer’, and ‘Nicest’. Guests also have an ala carte option where they can choose a ‘Nice’ or ‘Nicer’ bundle and add a First Class seat as well. Breeze has ordered 80 brand new Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with options for 40 more.
Seat pitch for a Standard Economy seat is 30 inches on the A220s and 31 inches on the E-195s, while seat pitch for Extra Legroom is 32 inches on the A220s and between 34 and 39 inches on the E-195s, depending on the row selected. First Class seats feature 39 inches of seat pitch, 20.5 inches of seat width, and special features including a footrest for added comfort, and in-seat AC power and USB/C ports.
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. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are now on sale at www.flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.
*$49 Nice promotion is available only when booking a new reservation for travel. Promotion must be purchased by April 24, 2023 (11:59 pm ET). PWM-ISP promotion valid only for travel on Wednesdays between June 28 and September 2, 2023. Price displayed includes taxes and government fees. Fare prices, rules, routes, and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.
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About Breeze Airways
Breeze Airways began service in May 2021. One year later, it was ranked as the No. 2 U.S. best domestic airline of 2021 by Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards. Breeze now offers a mix of 147 year-round and seasonal nonstop routes between 36 cities in 22 states. Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze operates a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with a focus on providing efficient and affordable flights between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features – including complimentary family seating - delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are on sale at flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.