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Breeze Airways adds 2 more routes from Charleston airport

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A large-scale model of a Breeze Airways jet is on display outside of North Charleston City Hall. (Photo/Andy Owens)Lucky 13.

Breeze Airways is adding two more routes from Charleston International Airport for the first time since the airline’s opening in May. On Feb. 18, travelers will be able to connect to New York’s Long Island MacArthur Airport and Palm Beach International Airport.

Fares will start at $39 one-way, the airport said in a news release.

“A hallmark of Breeze’s service is nonstop service between underserved routes across the U.S. at affordable fares,” Charleston International CEO and Executive Director Elliott Summey said. “Our recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is putting the Charleston region on the best track to be one of the safest places to live and visit. This connection to new and more cities shows that not only are we a safe place to visit, but the right place to do business.”

The connections will run twice a week on Mondays and Fridays between CHS and New York/Islip starting Feb. 18. The next day, Breeze will introduce a Saturday-only round trip flight to Palm Beach.

“The partnership with Breeze Airways has exceeded our expectations, and it is beyond encouraging that they are announcing two new routes for Charleston International within their first six months of operation,” CEO of Explore Charleston and Chair of the Charleston County Aviation Authority Helen Hill said in a statement. “These are our region’s first-ever nonstop flights to Long Island and West Palm Beach. We are confident that more convenient travel between prestigious coastal destinations will be popular among Long Islanders, south Floridians and Charleston area residents alike.”

With routes to Long Island an Palm Beach, Breeze will now connect to 13 destinations from Charleston:

  • Akron/Canton, Ohio
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Hartford, Conn.
  • Huntsville, Ala.
  • Louisville, Ky.
  • New Orleans
  • New York/Long Island
  • Norfolk, Va.
  • Palm Beach, Fla.
  • Pittsburgh, Penn.
  • Providence, R.I.
  • Richmond, Va.
  • Tampa, Fla.

“Breeze’s business model is to add ‘nice, new nonstop’ flights on routes where only connecting service is offered by other carriers,” Breeze Chairman and CEO David Neeleman said in a statement. “We’re excited to introduce Breeze service to South Florida and the New York area and look forward to adding more routes from Charleston.”

Reach Teri Errico Griffis at 843-849-3144.

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