Budget airline will offer nonstop flights to 4 major cities from Portland

Mainers looking to book their summer travel will have more budget-friendly options for flights out of Portland.

Breeze Airways will offer direct flights to Charleston, South Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; Pittsburgh; and Tampa, Florida, from the Portland International Jetport, according to Zachary R. Sundquist, the airport’s assistant director.

“We are thrilled to welcome Breeze Airways to Portland, Maine,” Paul Bradbury, the airport’s director, said Tuesday morning. “As Maine’s Home Airport we are focused on providing Mainers the non-stop destinations they desire.”

Breeze Airways will offer its flights to Charleston and Tampa year-round starting May 19 and 17, respectively. Its service to Norfolk and Pittsburgh will be seasonal, running from June 2 to Sept. 5.

The Portland airport is the state’s busiest. It saw record traffic in 2019, when more than 2.18 million traveled through there. But that traffic took a big hit in 2020 amid the global pandemic, with passengers traveling through the jetport falling to 792,571, the lowest than at any point in the past 15 years. That rebounded to 1.97 million last year.

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Flights from Vancouver: Get tickets to Nadi, Fiji at a steal

Locals looking to get a taste of paradise at a steal have several options to take advantage of right now — but they’ll have to plan their holiday in advance.

Fiji’s flagship airline currently has several low-cost flights from Vancouver to multiple destinations in the South Pacific, including its hub city in Fiji, Nadi, as well as Australian cities such as Brisbane, Sydney and  Adelaide. It also flies to Christchurch, Auckland, and Wellington in New Zealand. 

Fiji Airways is currently offering flights from Vancouver that fly direct to the country’s capital city, Nadi, which is located on its largest island. 

From glistening white-sand beaches to vibrant coral reefs, rugged, tree-lined shores to vibrant, tropical flowers, Nadi oozes paradisaical enchantment. 

Right now, residents of the Lower Mainland can take advantage of airfare for as low as $739.06 CAD including all taxes and fees, which is approximately half the price of a regular ticket. But they may have to wait for a few months to enjoy their tropical getaway.

 The flight departs on Friday, April 21, 2023, and returns on Monday, May 8, 2023; both flights depart in the evening after 10 p.m. 

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Fiji Airways, which is Fiji’s national carrier, announced on July 5 that it will fly directly from Nadi to YVR, starting Nov. 25, 2022. 

You can book the deal with Fiji Airways online using Kayak’s flight calendar.

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