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Breeze Airways, the newest, nicest low-fare airline, is inaugurating its newest nonstop route today from Louisville to Raleigh-Durham, NC, from just $55* one way, and adding one-stop/no change of plane BreezeThru service to Jacksonville, FL.
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From Louisville, Breeze also serves Charleston, SC; New Orleans, LA; San Francisco, CA; and Tampa, FL.
“It’s a great day to welcome Breeze Airways’ service between Louisville and Raleigh-Durham,” said Dan Mann, Executive Director of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority. “Almost two-years exactly that Breeze first launched service at Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport and in that time, they have continued to grow, now offering service to five destinations from Louisville. With today’s flight, area travelers can now reach SDF’s top unserved market in the east and one of the fastest-growing metro areas in the country. This is a great way to kick-off what we believe will be a strong summer travel season.”
“Today’s new flight on Breeze Airways to Raleigh-Durham is another key link for our city, especially for the healthcare, life sciences and pharmaceutical industries,” added Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg. “This is another example of the continued growth and positive momentum happening at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport. We thank Breeze for their ongoing investment in Louisville and applaud Dan and the airport team for their hard work.”
“We continue to expand our service in Louisville and this new nonstop and BreezeThru route will offer more great options for Breeze Guests looking to fly out of SDF,” said David Neeleman, Breeze Airways’ Founder and CEO. “As we approach our second birthday on May 27 it’s great that we have grown to six destinations since starting operations from Louisville.”
The nation’s first and only “NLCC’ (Nice Low Cost Carrier) is also rebranding its front seating section to be called “Breeze Ascent,” an affordable, elevated onboard experience. Ascent includes a recliner-style seat in a 2×2 configuration, with 20.5-inches of width and 39-inches of seat pitch, and complimentary snacks and beverages, including alcohol.
Breeze offers its Guests both bundled and ala carte options known as Nice, Nicer and Nicest. The Nicest bundle includes the Breeze Ascent seat and two checked bags.
Breeze currently flies both short distance and transcontinental flights within the U.S. on a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft. The carrier has ordered 80 A220s, with options for 40 more.
Seat pitch for a Standard Economy seat is 30 inches on the A220s and 31 inches on the E-195s, while seat pitch for Extra Legroom is 32 inches on the A220s and between 34 and 39 inches on the E-195s, depending on the row selected. Ascent seats feature 39 inches of seat pitch, 20.5 inches of seat width, and special features including a footrest for added comfort, and in-seat AC power and USB/C ports.
Breeze doesn’t charge change or cancellation fees up to 15 minutes prior to departure and offers other benefits such as free family seating and a la carte pricing. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are now on sale at www.flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.
About Breeze Airways
Breeze Airways is celebrating its second anniversary of operations after starting flying in May, 2021. Last year, it was ranked as the No. 2 U.S. best domestic airline by Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards. Breeze now offers almost nonstop routes between 36 cities in 22 states. Founded by aviation entrepreneur David Neeleman, Breeze operates a fleet of Embraer 190/195 and Airbus A220-300 aircraft, with a focus on providing efficient and affordable flights between secondary airports, bypassing hubs for shorter travel times. With seamless booking, no change or cancellation fees, up to 24-months of reusable flight credit and customized flight features – including complimentary family seating – delivered via a sleek and simple app, Breeze makes it easy to buy and easy to fly. Flights are on sale at www.flybreeze.com and via the Breeze app.
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 more than 35 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 6th 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. Visit www.FlyLouisville.com to learn more.