Breeze Airways to add flights from Charleston to San Francisco, Las Vegas, 2 other cities

March 8, 2022

By Warren L. Wise wwise@postandcourier.com

Breeze Airways soon will connect the Holy City with not only the Golden Gate City but also Sin City through nonstop transcontinental flights.

The Utah-based carrier announced March 8 it will offer coast-to-coast service three times a week from Charleston International to San Francisco on May 26 and an equal number of times each week to the gambling and entertainment mecca of Las Vegas on Aug. 5.

The airline also will add twice-weekly flights to Syracuse, N.Y., on June 10 and Fort Myers, Fla., on June 11. It also will expand flights to Tampa, Fla., from four and five times a week to daily service on May 4.

Flights to all of the new destinations from Charleston will be on the carrier’s larger Alabama-made, Airbus A220-300 aircraft, which will be introduced in May.

Breeze founder CEO David Neeleman called the larger aircraft “a game changer” since it gives the airline the ability to add long-distance flights and transcontinental service compared to its current fleet of shorter-range Embraer jets.

He also noted the aircraft will burn 25 percent less fuel than previous generations of similar passenger planes.

“Fuel efficiency is more important than ever,” Neeleman said.

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Fares on the new routes start at $39 to $99 one way and are on sale now at flybreeze.com.

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About Breeze Airways
Breeze Airways, which commenced operations in May 2021, is the nation’s best funded startup airline in history. Breeze provides service between 16 cities across 13 states, growing to 18 cities and 14 states by February 19, 2022. Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, the low fare carrier merges kindness and technology to deliver its signature Seriously Nice™ nonstop service between secondary airports, bypassing hubs and saving Guests time and money. The airline recently announced an order of 80 A220-300 aircraft, the first of which will enter service in May, 2022. With Breeze, there are never any change or cancellation fees.

About Charleston International Airport
Charleston International Airport (CHS) provides first-class facilities and amenities that embrace the history, culture and beauty of Charleston and the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The airport is centrally located in the Charleston, S.C., metropolitan area and provides an exceptional first impression of the Lowcountry for more than 4 million passengers traveling for business and leisure activities. Chartered in 1970 by the State of South Carolina as a special purpose district, the governing body, the Charleston County Aviation Authority, is responsible for managing, operating and developing all public airports in the Charleston County Airport District. That includes CHS as well as general aviation facilities the Charleston Executive Airport (JZI) on Johns Island and the Mount Pleasant Regional Airport (LRO). The runways at CHS are owned by the U.S. Air Force and Joint Base Charleston and are shared by CHS through what is the longest running civilian/military joint-use agreement of its kind with the Department of Defense. Boeing South Carolina, the final assembly for the 787 Dreamliner, sits on approximately 730 acres of land adjacent to CHS. (iflychs.com)

About Explore Charleston As the region’s destination management and marketing organization, Explore Charleston represents ten municipalities across three counties. It seeks to unify and lead the local travel industry in marketing the Charleston area, create overnight visitation, and support responsible development through travel and tourism strategies. (explorecharleston.com)

Media Contacts:

Charleston International Airport, Spencer Pryor, spryor@iflychs.com

Explore Charleston, Chris Campbell, ccampbell@explorecharleston.com

Breeze Airways, Gareth Edmondson-Jones, Gareth.edmondsonjones@flybreeze.com