Breeze Airways adds non-stop flights to Tampa, Ft. Myers, New Orleans

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — If you’re looking to travel further across the country this year, you’re in luck! Breeze Airways just added a handful of new non-stop flights out of Bradley International Airport.

Breeze announced three new non-stop destinations from Hartford: Tampa, Fort Myers, and New Orleans, as well as a daily one-stop flight to Los Angeles.

The new flights are now on sale from $39 one-way.

“Here we grow again,” Tom Doxey, Breeze Airways’ President, said in a statement. “We always look for routes that people are traveling today but can’t get there nonstop. Hartford residents can now get to Tampa, New Orleans and Fort Myers twice as fast, for about half the price!”

Breeze currently offers 143 non-stop routes between 35 cities in 21 states across the U.S. Flights are currently up for grabs in three fare bundles, offered as “Nice,” “Nicer,” and “Nicest.”

Fare bundles from Hartford, CT (BDL):

• Fort Myers, FL (Wed and Sat, starting May 17, Nice from $5 one way; Nicer from $99; Nicest from $249)

• New Orleans, LA (Mon and Fri, starting May 19 through September 5,  Nice from $59 one way; Nicer from $99; Nicest from $149)

• Tampa, FL (Tues, Thurs and Sun, starting May 18, Nice from $39 one way; Nicer from $79; Nicest from $249)

• Los Angeles, CA (One-stop/no plane change BreezeThru daily, starting May 17)

In addition, Breeze has 11 existing routes on sale for travel through March, also starting at $39 one-way from BDL:

• Charleston, SC (from $39 for travel thru 3/7, or from $45 from 3/22-31)

• Jacksonville, FL (from $39 thru 3/7, or from $49 from 3/22-31)

• Las Vegas,

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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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