Breeze Airways, a new budget airline by the creator of JetBlue, will take off on May 27 with flights concentrated in the southeastern U.S.
The airline, whose launch has been postponed by the coronavirus pandemic that ravaged travel, initially plans to offer flights to and out of four airports: Tampa, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; New Orleans; and Norfolk, Virginia.
The initial flights, beginning in late May in time for Memorial Day travel are Tampa-Charleston; Tampa-Louisville, Kentucky; Charleston-Hartford, Connecticut; Charleston-Tampa, and Charleston-Louisville.
Tickets go on sale now on the airline’s site and start at $39 each way on all routes. They’re introductory fares, and the lowest priced seats will be limited, particularly given the rally in travel and Breeze’s restricted flight schedule. The airline isn’t offering daily service on any routes, with four times a week that the maximum frequency.
Breeze is the next US airline to Begin during the pandemic
Breeze is going to be the second U.S. airline to launch this season, linking Avelo Airlines, which debuted in late April.
Breeze CEO David Neeleman,that conducted airlines in South America after being ousted as JetBlue CEO more than a decade ago, stated there’s an untapped market in the U.S .for nonstop flights between cities that are small.