Breeze Airways finally takes off in the U.S.

Johanna Koyser
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For more than a year, we at WingMag have been following the development of the airline start-up Breeze Airways. Founded by aviation mogul David Neeleman, the airline idea sounded exciting from the start. Yesterday, the time finally came for Breeze to make its first flight from Tampa to Charleston, South Carolina.

The new airline does not want to serve the same routes as its big competitors in the U.S. market, but to create its own market: Linking medium-sized and small airports, which were previously connected only with stopovers, by direct flight. Over the next two months, 39 new routes between 16 different cities will be added to the flight schedule. The main focus will be on Tampa, New Orleans, Charleston in South Carolina and Norfolk in Virginia. These four airports are the starting points of most Breeze routes. However, there are also routes aside from these hubs, such as connections between Hartford and Columbus, and a flight route between Pittsburgh and Providence.

Now we can see how the idea behind Breeze Airways will establish itself. Another competitor in this market already exists with Avelo. If the new connections are successful, it may only be a matter of time before the major U.S. airlines follow suit.

Picture © Breeze Airways

by Johanna Koyser

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