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Breeze Airways today expanded its reach from the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) by announcing new nonstop service to San Francisco (SFO), marking the airport’s first ever nonstop flight to one of America’s most innovative and robust economic regions.
“Today’s announcement from Breeze is another win for both our airport and region,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “San Francisco was one of the top target markets when I arrived and the third largest unserved destination at SDF. To be able to check this one off the list is a really good day. Breeze is a great partner and continues to offer area travelers more low-cost options to some of their favorite destinations.”
Service to San Francisco will takeoff on Friday, May 27, just in time for the summer travel season. The flight will be twice-weekly on Mondays and Fridays on Breeze’s brand-new Airbus A220 – the most fuel efficient and quiet aircraft of its size. Passengers can choose from the Nice, Nicer and Nicest package bundles that include an array of seating options ranging from economy to extra legroom to first class as well checked bags, snacks, drinks, BreezePoints and more.
“The A220-300 is a game-changer for us as we now transcontinental service, including Louisville to San Francisco,” said Breeze’s Founder and CEO David Neeleman. “With the A220, Breeze is giving our guests the widest cabin, highest ceiling, largest windows and biggest overhead stowage in this class, while still managing to burn 25% less fuel, with half the noise footprint of past generations. We look forward to continuing our growth at SDF.”
Tickets for San Francisco are on sale at FlyBreeze.com with special low introductory fares. Today’s announcement means Breeze now offers nonstop service to four cities from SDF including Charleston, New Orleans and Tampa, while they have expanded their national network to include 77 routes in 28 cities in 18 states.
“Already this year, companies have committed to adding nearly 1,600 new jobs and investing $470 million in our city, and our efforts will only be boosted by today’s exciting airlift announcement. As we expand our tech ecosystem locally, this new direct flight to the West Coast will provide a key connection to a top global tech city and to a strong venture capital community,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Thank you to the teams at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport and Breeze Airways for putting San Francisco within hours for our leisure and business travelers.”
Breeze is also making sure race fans have plenty of options to Louisville for this year’s Kentucky Derby. They have added special nonstop flights to SDF for the annual occasion from the Northeast and East Coast, increasing capacity by 190% with 22 total scheduled flights from Thursday before to the Monday after race day. This includes service from Hartford, CT (BDL), Rhode Island (PVD), Long Island, NY (ISP) as well as both Norfolk (ORF) and Richmond, VA (RIC). Tickets are now on sale for these special Derby fares at FlyBreeze.com.
“This is a wonderful occasion for our airport, community and region,” said Sandra Frazier, a representative of the Louisville Regional Airlift Development (LRAD) and Founding and Managing Member of Tandem Public Relations. “Thanks to the talents of Dan Mann, Anthony Gilmer and the SDF team, Louisville’s airport continues to secure top target destinations such as San Francisco and offers the community more options than ever to get to some of the most sought-after cities.”
Breeze was founded in Salt Lake City, UT as the fifth airline launched by David Neeleman, who successfully began JetBlue, Azul in Brazil and WestJet in Canada. Service began in May 2021 and to date, the airline has flown a half million travelers from 18 cities across 14 states. This year they will almost triple their fleet with nearly 30 aircraft including the addition of several Airbus A220s.
“I’ve said before, we were confident 2022 was going to be a good year,” added Mann. “Providing even more options for travelers is always our goal, and the fact we are continuing to expand SDF’s reach to the West Coast – now including the entire Bay area and Northern California – is another great way for us to continue the momentum.”
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About Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF)
The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is owned and operated by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. Eight commercial airlines offer nonstop service to 37 nonstop destinations from Louisville. SDF is home to UPS Worldport, moving millions of tons of product each year, making it the 3rd busiest cargo airport in North America and 5th in the world. Aviation is an economic powerhouse for the region that generates $10.4 billion in economic impact every year. One in 8 jobs is generated by the airports and their aviation partners.
About Breeze Airways
Breeze Airways, which commenced operations in May 2021, is the nation’s best funded start up 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. Visit www.FlyBreeze.com to learn more.