Breeze Airways to launch nonstop flights from Charleston to Los Angeles and Phoenix

August 15, 2022

By Warren L. Wise

Breeze Airways will launch more nonstop flights between Charleston and the West Coast this fall, bringing its number of destinations across the U.S. from the Lowcountry to 21.

The Utah-based carrier will offer a new transcontinental route to Los Angeles and another flight to Phoenix. The nonstop run to the Arizona capital is a first for Charleston.

The cross-country route to the City of Angels from the Holy City will begin Nov. 4 and run two times a week on Friday and Monday. The route to Phoenix will start Nov. 2 and be offered twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday.

Introductory one-way fares start at $89 for Phoenix and $99 for Los Angeles for travel by Feb. 14, 2023. The special rate ends at 11:59 p.m. Aug. 16.

Prices, rules, routes and schedules are subject to change. Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

The new route to Los Angeles will compete with New York City-based JetBlue Airways, which Breeze CEO David Neeleman founded. JetBlue began offering flights to southern California in late 2020. It now offers nonstop flights to LA four times a week.

Breeze already offers nonstop service to another West Coast city: it initiated flights to San Francisco in May.

Charleston airport CEO Elliott Summey called the first nonstop flight to Phoenix “a major milestone” for CHS.

“Service to both Phoenix and Los Angeles from Charleston International Airport has been a key strategic objective … that will allow both business and leisure travelers convenient access to and from some of the most important airport gateways to the world,” Summey said.

Breeze also will offer one-stop/no change of plane “BreezeThru” service from Charleston to Provo, Utah, six times a week and similar daily service between CHS and LAX, both starting Nov 2.

For the Provo flight, on Wednesday and Saturday the plane will land in Phoenix, on Thursday and Sunday the flight will touch down in Las Vegas, and on Friday and Monday the temporary layover will be in Los Angeles.

For the LA “BreezeThru” flight, the daily stopover will be in White Plains, N.Y.

The chair of the Charleston County Aviation Authority pointed to the West Coast additional routes as Breeze’s further investment in the Charleston market.

“Research tells us the Lowcountry is a popular destination for West Coast travelers,” said Helen Hill, also CEO of tourism agency Explore Charleston. “Phoenix has been a focus market for inbound and outbound service for several years, and we’re excited to expand access for passengers traveling to and from California.”

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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. (

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. (

Media Contacts:

Charleston International Airport, Spencer Pryor,

Explore Charleston, Chris Campbell,

Breeze Airways, Gareth Edmondson-Jones,