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New Route of the Day – Americas (15 February 2024): Breeze between Orlando MCO and New York SWF


Breeze added flights between Orlando MCO and New York SWF on Thursday 15 February. The 1,590-kilometre service will be maintained 2-weekly, on Thursdays and Sundays, with the 137-seat A220-300 aircraft. The carrier faces no direct competition on the route, although Allegiant maintains operations from Orlando SFB.

The airline is complementing the new service with the introduction of an additional new seasonal route, between Charleston and New Yok SWF, on Friday 16 February.

What they said

Tom Doxey, President at Breeze, said: “Breeze’s focus is on connecting underserved markets, adding nonstops between cities without existing service. As we introduce service from Stewart International, our fifth airport in New York State, we’re proud to bring affordable and convenient new travel options from the greater Newburgh area to Florida and South Carolina.”

Kevin O’Toole, Chairman of the Port Authority, added: “We’re excited to see Breeze take flight at New York Stewart and expand the menu of unique, affordable options for travellers in the Hudson Valley and beyond. From sunny Florida to spectacular Iceland to the stunning Faroe Islands, Stewart has abundant options from several airlines for travellers looking for a convenient and hassle-free getaway. Breeze is delivering a breath of fresh air as we continue our steadfast efforts to expand flights at Stewart. Stewart is a huge asset to both the local economy and the regional aviation network, and we are committed to seeing its potential realised.”

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Breeze becomes fourth airline to serve New York SWF

Breeze joins a small but diverse list of carriers operating out of New York SWF. They include nonstop daily PLAY flights from Reykjavik, as well as services from Orlando SFB, Punta Gorda, and St. Peter-Clearwater, all in Florida, and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina via Allegiant. In addition, Atlantic Airways maintains seasonal operations from Vagar, the nation’s first and only nonstop service from the Faroe Islands.

New York SWF is located approximately 97 kilometres north of Manhattan, within the towns of Newburgh and New Windsor. At the turn of the century, New York SWF became the first US commercial airport privatised when United Kingdom-based National Express was awarded a 99-year lease on the airport. After postponing its plans to change the facility’s name following considerable local opposition, it sold the rights to the airport seven years later to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The Port Authority rebranded the airport as New York Stewart International Airport in 2018 to emphasise its proximity to New York City.

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