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Breeze starts two new nonstop flights out of Charleston

Ross Norton //May 19, 2023//

Breeze starts two new nonstop flights out of Charleston

Ross Norton //May 19, 2023//

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Breeze Airways is adding two more destinations from Charleston this month, with nonstop flights to Portland, Maine, and Charleston, W.Va. For the next week, tickets can be bought for as little as $39 one way to West Virginia and $99 to Portland, excluding taxes and fees, according to a news release from the airline.

Breeze Airways, which made Charleston the company's first destination, is adding to nonstop flights out of the Holy City. (Photo/Provided)Flights to Portland will take off Mondays and Fridays starting May 19. The Charleston-to-Charleston flights will be summer seasonal on Wednesdays and Saturdays starting May 31.

With these additions, Breeze now serves 23 nonstop and eight one-stop/no plane change BreezeThru destinations.

“Charleston (S.C.) was Breeze’s very first destination, of the airline’s inaugural flight on May 27, 2021,” David Neeleman, Breeze Airways’ founder and CEO, said in the news release.  “As we approach our second birthday next week, it’s incredible that we have grown now to 31 nonstop and one-stop destinations from CHS.”

Neeleman also was founder of JetBlue. Breeze Airways is based in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.

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 From Charleston, Breeze also serves Akron/Canton, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach, Fla.; Hartford, Conn; Louisville, Ky.; New Orleans, La.; Norfolk, Va; Orange County, Calif; Phoenix, Ariz.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Providence, R.I.; Richmond, Va.; and in New York: Syracuse, Westchester County-New York, and New York-Islip.

The carrier is also rebranding its front seating section to be called “Breeze Ascent,” which it calls an affordable, elevated onboard experience.  Ascent includes a recliner-style seat in a 2×2 configuration, with 20.5-inches of width and 39-inches of seat pitch, and complimentary snacks and beverages, including alcohol, according to the release.

Breeze offers its guests both bundled and ala carte options known as Nice, Nicer and Nicest. The Nicest bundle includes Breeze Ascent and two checked bags.  The airline currently flies both short distance and transcontinental flights within the United States on a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft, the release stated. The carrier has ordered 80 A220s, manufactured by Airbus, with options for 40 more, the release stated. 

 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.