Portland, ME (February 14, 2023) – Breeze Airways, the newest, nicest low-fare airline, is introducing service to Portland, ME on May 17. The airline will offer four nonstop destinations from Portland, including year-round service to Charleston, SC and Tampa, FL, and seasonal summer service to Norfolk, VA and Pittsburgh, PA. The new routes are now on sale at introductory fares from just $39* one way. Breeze now offers 143 nonstop routes between 35 cities in 21 states nationally.
Guests on Breeze may choose from three fare bundles that are offered as ‘Nice’, ‘Nicer’, and ‘Nicest’. Nicest bundles are only available on flights operated with Airbus A220 aircraft. Guests also have an a la 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.
From Portland, ME (PWM):
·Charleston, SC (Mon and Fri, starting May 19, Nice from $39* one way; Nicer from $79*);
·Norfolk, VA (Mon and Fri, starting June 2 through September 5, Nice from $39* one way; Nicer from $79*);
·Pittsburgh, PA (Mon and Fri, starting June 2 through September 5, Nice from $39* one way; Nicer from $79*); and
·Tampa, FL (Wed and Sat, starting May 17, Nice from $59* one way; Nicer from $99*; Nicest from $249*).
"We are thrilled to welcome Breeze Airways to Portland, Maine" said Paul Bradbury, Airport Director. "As Maine's Home Airport we are focused on providing Mainers the non-stop destinations they desire. Today's announcement by Breeze adds four new non-stop destinations, and their 'Seriously Nice' level of service pairs well with our industry recognized passenger experience and the overall essence of Maine.”.
“At Breeze, we always look for routes that people are traveling today but can’t get there nonstop,” said Tom Doxey, Breeze Airways’ President. “With our announcement today, Portland area residents can now get to Charleston, Tampa, Norfolk and Pittsburgh twice as fast, for about half the price! We’re really looking forward to our debut service from Maine this summer.”
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.
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*Promotional fare is only available when booking a new reservation. Promotion must be purchased by February 20, 2023 (11:59 pm ET) for travel by September 5, 2023. Price displayed includes taxes and government fees. Fare prices, rules, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.
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 143 nonstop routes between 35 cities in 21 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.